Consultant says it take on 30 new staff members as part of acquisition

Consultant Ridge has bought quantity surveying firm Walfords, which has offices in Liverpool, Edinburgh and Milton Keynes.

The firm said it would keep Walfords’ 30 employees on, taking the overall staff number to 280. Walford partners Jason Howard and John Huston will become partners of Ridge.

Ridge senior partner Phil Jones said: “Walfords was established in the 1930s and boasts a wealth of experience with an excellent team of people. We are therefore delighted to have acquired them and extend a very warm welcome to the team.”