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We are now part of Turley   
16 July 2018
 
We are delighted to announce that Beacon Planning Ltd. has joined forces with leading independent planning consultancy Turley.

The move integrates Beacon into Turley’s national network of 13 offices and positions the combined business to help clients maximise opportunities across the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge growth corridor and the wider East of England.

On a day-to-day basis, Beacon clients will still deal with the same people and contact them in the same way. We are committed to maintaining the same level of service which our clients are used to and supplementing it with additional expertise where that would add value to projects.

Speaking about the acquisition, Beacon director Andy Thompson commented: “Beacon was built by the talent, enthusiasm and commitment of our fantastic people and now we are looking forward to taking this next step together and becoming part of Turley.” “Turley is such a well-respected name and their employee-ownership model enables the entire company to share in success. This fits well with how we work and is a logical progression for all of our team. We can see many benefits for both our staff and clients and are delighted to be joining Turley.

Beacon’s other founding director Jon Burgess said: “We have been fortunate to develop a diverse and loyal portfolio of clients by understanding their needs and being flexible and responsive. We are committed to maintaining the quality of our service and enhancing it through the additional expertise which Turley’s complementary services and national office network will bring.”

Turley has established a successful presence in Cambridge over the past 12 months and recently appointed Justine Bailey as senior planner to join director Steven Kosky and associate director Nichola Traverse-Healy. Planning Director, Sid Hadjioannou has transferred from Turley’s London office to further strengthen the Cambridge team. These moves mean the new, combined team has 12 chartered planners offering integrated planning and heritage expertise and drawing on Turley’s integrated full- service offer. Meet the full team here.

Beacon’s heritage specialists join Turley’s established and highly-regarded national service offer which already has bases in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Managing director of Turley Dave Trimingham said: “In Beacon we have found a like-minded organisation packed with ambition and talent. Beacon share our vision and our core values and brings a team with complementary skills and client base. We see this amalgamation as a catalyst for further growth. We are immensely excited about developing together, and helping clients deliver their growth ambitions.”

Turley senior director and head of heritage Roger Mascall added: “We are delighted that the Beacon heritage team is joining our team of heritage and visual impact assessment experts. They have an impressive track record and share our positive approach to promoting and managing change to sustain and enhance the significance of our historic environment.”

Image above: The Cambridge director team (left to right): Steven Kosky, Jenny Page, Jon Burgess, Andy Thompson, Sid Hadjioannou (not pictured)