AgilitySurvey acquires Bierce Technical Services
9th March 2016 - Leading property surveyor AgilitySurvey is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired Bierce Technical Services (Bierce), offering its clients access to an even broader range of technical surveying solutions.
Bierce provides a comprehensive range of survey, inspection, testing and certification services for energy efficiency, heating and other property services to both the domestic and commercial property sectors. Recognised for its professional and independent advice within the technical inspection services sector, Bierce operates at the highest levels of best practice, health and safety and quality control. AgilitySurvey and Bierce share many similarities and values - both companies manage a network of highly-skilled building surveyors across the country, and both service very similar clients in a range of sectors.
This new alliance will combine resources and skills to offer existing and new clients a broader service - further enhanced and streamlined by merging processes, and drawing on greater strength and experience.
Bierce will remain in operation as Bierce Technical Services, and continue to offer impartial, expert advice to its clients.
Nicholas Ainger, Managing Director, AgilitySurvey, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Bierce to the AgilitySurvey family. Bierce’s management team has done a fantastic job of building a solid, highly-accredited company, providing valued technical expertise to countless projects. We’re pleased to be able to combine our strengths to meet the increasingly technical demands of the renewable energy, insulation, heating, electrical, fire and water risk sectors. Through AgilitySurvey’s network of clients and contacts in the Public Sector, Energy Companies and supply chain, we are well-placed to support Bierce’s growth and by bringing the two businesses together we can offer our current and future clients greater choice, flexibility and an overall better service.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Bierce will continue to operate as a standalone business, with its Directors maintaining autonomy on all technical and professional matters. Bierce and AgilitySurvey will continue to act at all times in accordance with all relevant codes of practice, legal and regulatory guidance. In the provision of ECO Technical Monitoring, the Directors are obliged to ensure that Bierce acts at all times in accordance with the Energy Company Obligation 2015-17 (ECO2) Guidance. The controlling shareholders of AgilitySurvey will not be able to assert influence on any professional or technical matters.
Stephen Birch, Managing Director, Bierce Technical Services, said: “Bierce is joining forces with AgilitySurvey to provide existing and future clients with unparalleled access to AgilitySurvey’s extensive network. The Bierce team is looking forward to applying their considerable surveying, testing, inspection and certification skills to an increasing number of new projects in the near future.”
Notes to editors
AgilitySurvey provides solutions to all of your property surveying needs in order to help homes, businesses and public sector organisations manage their energy efficiency initiatives and statutory marketing requirements. With over 30 years' industry expertise, our team of qualified surveyors and assessors are able to deliver complex property and energy surveys all over the UK. Members of the AgilitySurvey team delivered some of the UK’s first ever Energy Performance Certificates and our firm was also amongst the first in the country to be an accredited Green Deal Assessor Organisation. Our broad network enables us keeps ahead of legislative developments in a constantly evolving industry. AgilitySurvey offers clients a range of professionally delivered surveys that are approved by Elmhurst Energy Systems and are fully compliant with all relevant Codes of Practice (including the Green Deal Code of Practice).
About Bierce Technical Services
Bierce Technical Services Limited was formed in October 2006. The company provides services across the whole of Great Britain (including the islands). It has experienced field staff, home based across the country who are qualified in their specific areas of expertise; supported by experienced office-based project staff. All field operatives are fully equipped with all necessary survey, test and inspection equipment and the latest data capture technology. Bierce has a wealth of experience in the heating, energy efficiency and other property services markets – currently with capacity to access more than 40,000 properties per annum to survey, test, inspect and certificate on a wide range of services. These services include: heating, insulation, renewables, electrical testing, ECO compliance audits, Green Deal Assessments, Energy Certification (domestic and level 3 and level 4 non-domestic), Display Energy Certificates, fire and water risk assessments.