Quantity surveyor Baqus is set to become a plc in the next fortnight.

The QS is expected to announce next week a firm date for listing on the alternative investment market, after provisionally telling the stock exchange it would list on the 14 December.

The firm, which will follow the example of Cyril Sweett, had previously forecast that it would list by November.

Baqus, led by Roger Knowles, was established in August through the merger of QSs Boxall Sayer, Denley King and Fletcher McNeill.

It has confirmed it will pursue acquisitions after the listing.