Shepherd and Hardies realign to maximise growth potential - Shepherd Chartered Surveyors

Shepherd and Hardies realign to maximise growth potential


Marking the latest stage in their realignment process with the aim of maximising the potential for growth inherent within their combined strength and full-service offering, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors’ Senior Partner Ian Fergusson has assumed the same position at sister firm Hardies Property and Construction Consultants.

The realignment sees former Hardies Senior Partner Danny McArthur become one of four Managing Partners and Head of Business Development on its Executive Board.

Part of a strategic plan for continual growth and improvement, the restructure follows Shepherd Chartered Surveyors’ election last October of Ian Fergusson as Senior Partner as successor to George Brewster, who stepped down after 16 years in that position.

The reorganisation follows the latest stage of development of the group since the 2016 merger of Shepherd and Hardies to form a practice unrivalled in its delivery network of surveying services and follows a dynamic period of both organic growth and expansion via acquisition.

Ian Fergusson said: “For our clients this realignment means business as usual, though with a renewed focus on continued growth and an unwavering commitment to our shared goal of achieving success across our service lines with Danny assuming a mission critical business development role to drive forward exciting new opportunities throughout the UK and Ireland while I assume a leadership role to push forward our agenda for change within our ambitious five-year growth plan to drive ahead and maximise the ample market opportunities available for both companies.”

Danny McArthur added: “I relish the exciting opportunity this new role affords me to devote my full focus and effort to building on our successful track record of securing large-scale construction projects and expanding our national client base to the firm through the delivery of an exceptional construction consultancy service to our expanding client base.”

The purchase earlier this year of the Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy offices of property and costs consultancy David Adamson and Partners marked Hardies’ fifth acquisition in five years, marking the latest stage of an expansion strategy that has seen it open three new offices across the UK.

The new offices in Belfast, Leeds, and London take Hardies office network to 13 locations, following a series of major successful project wins across the UK and Ireland over recent years.

Shepherd and Hardies form a national practice unrivalled in its delivery network of surveying services throughout Scotland. Combined the firms now have 41 offices across the UK.

Last month Shepherd Chartered Surveyors was named the Surveyor of the Year at The Scottish Mortgage Awards for an unprecedented fifth year in a row.


For further information please contact Ian Fergusson at Shepherd on tel 01786 450438