Firm brings in new recruits from Aecom

London QS Exigere is expecting income to be up by more than a quarter when it files its annual results later this spring.

The firm, which is working on several high-profile schemes in the capital including the Google headquarters fit-out, the revamp of the IBM building for Stanhope and an office block at 38 Berkeley Square Mace is currently building, said it expects to post improved revenue of around £9m for the year to March 2023, a rise of close to 30%.


Dan Fryer (middle) and Niall Aitken (right) are among the firm’s increased number of seven equity partners

Exigere, which last year celebrated its 10th anniversary after being set up by former Davis Langdon staffers, posted income of £7m in the 12 months to March 2022.

In November, the firm brought in two equity partners from Aecom – David Thornley who was previously its head of cost management in London and the South-east and former director Will Bell – who between them spent more than 40 years at the business.

It has also added a seventh equity partner, Nigel Hawes, who joined the firm in 2016 and is its lead for the healthcare and life science sectors.

The three join existing partners Dan Fryer, David Happell, Niall Aitken and Russell Weir as equity partners.

Exigere has also recently recruited Mital Dholakia from Aecom, where he was for nine years, as partner.

The 70-strong business added that it expects to be up to around the 80 staff mark by the end of this year.