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Birmingham Post

George F White merges with Johnson Tucker LLP to strengthen commercial offer

Property specialist George F White has snapped up Johnson Tucker LLP in a deal to strengthen the combined firms’ commercial service offering.

Newcastle based George F White, which was launched 43 years ago, has evolved over the years to offer expertise in the commercial, development, residential and rural sectors, with six offices across County Durham, Northumberland, Tyneside and North Yorkshire.

It has identified its commercial property team as being a key area for expansion in its business plan, building on previous recruitments and investments in specialisations in areas such as building surveying and capital taxation.

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Established in Newcastle in 2006, Johnson Tucker LLP specialises in chartered surveying and commercial property and is particularly strong in commercial investment and agency and property management. The firm said its integration into George F White will ensure a complementary offering for clients.

Joint founders and partners of Johnson Tucker, David Johnson and Andrew Tucker, will remain with the combined business. Mr Tucker, together with Gary Robinson and Daniel Capobasso, will be partners in the firm while Mr Johnson will be a consultant.

George F White said the blending of skills and expertise from the Johnson Tucker team will create one of the largest commercial property teams in the North of England, employing over 100 people.

Richard Garland, head of commercial and development at George F White, said: “We are delighted to welcome Johnson Tucker into the George F White family. The team prides itself on attention to detail and driving the right deal through holistic advice. We offer a specialist service comparable to large national firms, whilst maintaining the flexibility of a regional client-focused business. The merger with Johnson Tucker expands our range of specialist services and allows us to apply them to larger projects than ever before.”

Sally Hart, managing director at George F White, said: “We welcome the Johnson Tucker team into the George F White family and know we will learn a great deal from their expertise, whilst integrating our complementary service lines together. In addition to this, there are many synergises in our working cultures which we’ll combine to ensure a successful and exciting environment full of opportunity for our people, too.”

David Johnson added: “Much care went into finding the right partner to take the Johnson Tucker consultancy forward; we know this move will benefit both sides considerably, along with creating a bright future for our team, allowing the company to develop within the support and structure of George F White for years to come. We are very grateful for the support of our many longstanding and more recent clients over many years and look forward to continuing to work together.”