Rosie and Barry Crux seal the deal with David Garness (right). Credit: Garness

Garness Group expands into York

North Yorkshire hospitality specialist Barry Crux & Co will work closely with Hull agency Garness Jones following the deal.

The deal will see Barry Crux retain its own trading name, with the same established team remaining in their roles. With Garness Jones, the teams will cover East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire.

Barry Crux & Co has built up a reputation in hotels, leisure and hospitality sectors in particular. Other businesses within the Garness group include Pure Block Management, which provides management services for leasehold owners and residential developers, Gro Residential Management, and Garness Jones.

David Garness, managing director of Garness Group, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be adding a company of the quality, standing and reputation of Barry Crux & Co to our offering. This is a positive step forward for all involved.

“Expanding our work further into North Yorkshire has been a long-term strategic goal for us, as has securing more work relating to licensed properties, hotels and leisure sector properties.

“To do this through adding a business with unrivalled knowledge and experience of the market in York and North Yorkshire is really pleasing.

“Barry and his team benefit from becoming part of a well-established group of property businesses, which have an added collective strength which comes from working together closely and operating in similar markets.

“It is certainly a perfect fit for us in terms of our ambitions to grow our business further in York and across North Yorkshire, where we have gradually grown our work in recent years across our various disciplines.”

Garness added that Pure Block Management already manages residential complexes in York and North Yorkshire, work the deal will allow the expansion of.

He continued: “Barry and his team have a proven reputation for providing the highest level of professional expertise and experience in both the commercial and residential property markets, and their ethos matches that of ours.

“We have discussed this deal for quite some time and worked alongside one another and it has been clear that Barry’s team have exceptional knowledge of the market and are driven by providing the best service possible and achieving the best results for clients, so we see it being a seamless transition.

“In fact, it will be business as usual for Barry Crux & Company and for Garness Group.”

Crux, a 40-year industry veteran, said: “These are exciting times for us all to look forward to.

“By joining forces with Garness Group our business will benefit from numerous synergies and back-up support services, and in a business environment becoming ever more demanding, this move will allow our team to refocus entirely on serving our client base and delivering a first class valuation and agency service, along with our other consultancy work.

“With the benefit of greater collective resource we will be able to build upon our first class reputation and position in the licensed and leisure property sector throughout the north of England, whilst also enhancing our collective position in East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.”

Andrew Jackson Solicitors and accountancy firm Smailes Goldie advised Garness Group, with Morton Legal and business advisory specialist Azets advising Barry Crux & Company.

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