WYG acquires Alliance Planning consultancy

Global programme, project management and technical consultancy WYG becomes one of the largest planning consultancies in the UK following the acquisition of Alliance Planning on 10 September 2014. 

Leeds, United Kingdom, 11 September 2014 – Global programme, project management and technical consultancy WYG is delighted to announce the merging of its planning division with Alliance Planning on 10 September 2014. This selective acquisition strengthens WYG’s offering in planning services, making it one of the largest planning consultancies in the UK. Steven Fidgett, Owner and Director of Alliance Planning, joins WYG as new Head of Discipline for Planning.

Established in 1996, Alliance Planning has been a rapidly expanding independent planning consultancy, with offices in London, Guildford, Birmingham and the East of England. Its 31 planning, heritage and urban design professionals provide advice on every aspect of development, from historic environment and natural resources to master planning, housing and high density urban living. They are all joining WYG, boosting its existing team of planning experts to over 100 and making it a top 5 UK planning consultancy. 

This move is in line with WYG’s strategy to grow through selective acquisitions. It offers clients a wider scope of planning services and enables country-wide geographical coverage. 

About joining WYG as the new Head of Planning, Steven Fidgett commented:

“This is an exciting chapter for the Alliance Planning team, who join WYG at a time of significant growth and opportunity. I look forward to leading this new combined team of highly skilled planners at WYG, delivering class leading performance throughout the UK.”

Tim Holden, Head of Region, UK, WYG, said: 

“We feel privileged to welcome all 31 talented individuals who have made the success of Alliance Planning and look forward to undertaking new projects together. This is good news for our clients all over the UK who will now benefit from an enhanced and comprehensive range of planning services.” 

WYG is a global professional services consultancy with approximately 1,400 employees across the world. In the UK, WYG operates in eight key disciplines which are Planning, Transport, Environment, Engineering, Energy, Management Services, Waste & Geo-Environment and Urban & Landscape Design.


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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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