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WYG takes over Carlisle firm

2 Nov 15 Consulting engineer WYG has taken over Cumbrian planning firm North Associates for £5m.

The acquisition is expected to position WYG to benefit from the £90bn of investment expected in the development of Britain’s ‘Energy Coast’ in West Cumbria.

The deal also includes Taylor & Hardy Ltd, a local planning consultancy acquired by Carlisle-based North Associates in 2012.

WYG chief executive Paul Hamer said: "We are delighted to be joined by the managing director, Andy Ross, and the teams from North Associates and Taylor & Hardy, who have built a strong reputation in the region and have recently won the 2015 Service Business of the year award at the Cumbrian News Group Business Awards. We have collaborated successfully with them in the past on several projects and are confident that their experience in residential, energy and infrastructure markets will significantly strengthen our property asset management team. The acquisition will expand our offering across Cumbria and the north, in particular along Britain’s Energy Coast."

“Following on from the acquisitions of Alliance Planning and FMW Consulting, in September 2014 and June 2015 respectively, today’s news further demonstrates WYG’s ability to deliver sustained growth both organically and by acquisition, in line with our strategic growth aspirations.”

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