WYG announces acquisition of Higham & Co

Press release
11 October 2013

WYG announces acquisition of Higham & Co

Multi-disciplinary consultancy WYG is pleased to announce the expansion of their team in Manchester with the acquisition of chartered planning and property advisers, Higham & Co. 

With over 23 years of practicing in Manchester, Higham & Co is a well established business boasting a team comprising six chartered town planners who each have a wide range of planning skills with a particular focus on major residential and commercial projects. 

David Lowin, Head of Planning at WYG said: ‘We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Higham & Co which underlines our commitment to expand our town planning skills not only in the North West but in the UK as a whole.  Manchester and the wider North West region will see major growth as we emerge from the recession and the strengthening of our town planning team seeks to meet existing and future clients’ town planning needs as the economy recovers.’

He added: ‘Higham & Co has a first class reputation with representation in key sectors that complement those in which WYG already has a strong track record.  I am in no doubt that Higham & Co will add strength in depth both to our Manchester office and to WYG as a whole and I am very excited about the future of our town planning business in the North West.’

Peter Higham, founder of Higham & Co, said: ‘Merging Higham & Co into WYG will create a number of synergies which will be a great benefit to the client base of both firms. I am particularly excited at the prospect of working within a team that includes experts in a wide range of different disciplines including environmental, highways and engineering.’ 

From Monday 14 October 2013, Higham & Co (now WYG) can be contacted on 0161 872 3223 and will be based at WYG’s Manchester office at Quay West at MediaCityUK.


Lisa Butler, PR and Communications Executive

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Notes to Editors

One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,300 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support that is helping shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.

We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.

By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:

• Defence & Justice
• Energy & Waste
• Environment (including Waste & Waste Water)
• Transport
• Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration
• Mining & Metals
• Social Development & Infrastructure

WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.

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