Sweett de-lists from AIM arm of London stock exchange after nine years

Sweett managing director Alan Manuel (pictured) has taken a top role at Currie & Brown after the takeover of the firm completed today.

Sweett de-listed from the AIM arm of the London stock exchange after nine years this morning and joined Currie & Brown, creating a 2,200-strong consultant with 60 offices worldwide.

Manuel has been appointed chief operating officer for the UK, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and Mainland Europe, making him Sweett’s most senior figure in the combined business. Sweett’s board - including chief executive Douglas McCormick - all leave as part of the deal.

Currie & Brown confirmed the historic Sweett brand will be ditched within two months, as revealed by Building earlier this month in an interview with Currie & Brown chief executive Euan McEwan.

Integration of the two businesses has begun.

McEwan said: “We are excited to have acquired Sweett. This is an important milestone in Currie & Brown’s growth strategy.

“The merged businesses will create an even stronger global player in our field and we look forward to working closely with our new Sweett colleagues to create a leading construction advisory business.”

Manuel said: “I am looking forward to growing our combined business. For our clients it is very much ‘business as usual’, with no changes to their delivery teams. They will benefit from our expanded service offering and wider global coverage.”

Manuel was formerly managing director of London and the South East with Sweett, which he joined in 1999.