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ASH acquires Cheltenham surveyors

ASH Chartered Surveyors have joined forces with the respected Cheltenham based practice, SPA Chartered Surveyors.

SPA was founded by Simon Pontifex FRICS in 1996 and provides commercial property advice to a wide client base ranging from public limited companies to private property investors.

Simon has been working in Cheltenham for in excess of 30 years and has gained an in depth knowledge. He will remain as a consultant and the existing staff, including Simon's son Harry, will transfer to ASH ensuring continuity for SPA's clients and the smooth transition of the business.

ASH Chartered Surveyors was established in Gloucester in 1989 and has developed into one of the best recognised and leading independent multi-disciplined surveying practices in the Gloucestershire area. In 2013 they opened a second office in Cheltenham on Rodney Road following the acquisition of Horsleys.

Simon McKeag, a Partner of ASH Chartered Surveyors commented: "Simon Pontifex is a highly regarded surveyor known for his personal service, which we consider to be one of our key strengths. The two firms will complement each other well and we look forward to working alongside Simon and his team to continue the existing client relationships and developing new ones."

He added: "The acquisition allows us to strengthen our presence in Cheltenham and services we offer which include: Residential Block Management, Commercial Management, Commercial Sales and Lettings, Acquisitions, Valuation and Lease Renewals and Rent Reviews."

Simon Pontifex said: "SPA are delighted to join ASH's team. We have the same ethos of providing a quality service to clients and we will be stronger together."

Pictured: left to right, Bruce Fenley (ASH), Simon Pontifex (SPA), Harry Pontifex (SPA) and Simon McKeag (ASH).

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