Mount and Minster has announced it has acquired Lincoln agency Colonia in a newly revealed merger.
Staff from both offices have now been merged centrally into Mount and Minster’s flagship site in the centre of Lincoln.
The two agencies said the “important and significant transition” will ensure that Colonia’s clients will continue to be seen by the same “personal and competent team”, but future clients can “benefit from the same professional standards expected of such a highly-respected, independent company as Mount and Minster”.
The majority of the staff from Colonia have remained, and said they are “pleased” to now be working with the larger team at Mount and Minster.
James Ward, partner and head of the Lincoln office at Mount and Minster, said: “We are very excited about this next chapter for the firm and look forward to providing the same high quality professional service for clients, new and old, with the core of the Colonia staff embedded in our ranks.
“We recognise that with the new team’s extensive experience over many years with Colonia, combined with Mount and Minster’s professional RICS status and with all the senior staff being chartered, this larger and more dynamic team can better service our ever expanding client base.”
Ralph Wyrley-Birch, managing partner, said: “This has come at an excellent time for the Mount and Minster family as we continue to develop and become one of the largest and fastest growing real estate companies in the East Midlands.
“We have been approached by many companies over the last couple of years seeking to become part of our growing business, however we have always retained a reputation of delivering a personal and professional service to our clients.”
He added: “We have found most companies fail to live up to this culture and are therefore unsuitable to be part of our brand.
“However, in Colonia we recognised that Kelly and Steve Tasker have over many years provided a friendly and warm service that compliments our own and it is this culture that will remain for the foreseeable future.”