Aecom’s deal to buy Davis Langdon for £204m will further reduce the opportunity for smaller consultancies to win major projects (5 August,

I suppose the corporate approach is inevitable given the significant savings associated with a single brand approach and the obvious preference by clients for appointing huge organisations to deliver projects.

But it seems a pity that well-established smaller brands will now take on the identities of their vast corporate masters. I believe the industry will be the poorer for it.

Neil Coker