Renowned Bath property firm completes merger 

By Ben Carey on 1 April, 2022

Bath property consultancy CSquared, formerly known as Colston & Colston, has announced a major merger with another South West firm.

The company is joining forces with Bristol’s oldest independent property consultancy, ETP, which can trace its roots back to 1878 and offers a broad range of property services, with particular expertise in valuation and building consultancy.

Trading as CSquared, the combined business has a multi-million pound turnover and offers a comprehensive range of services including property management, building consultancy, project management and valuation.

The company will operate from its offices in Bristol and Bath and will be led by six equity partners, three from each business. There are currently over 25 members of staff in the combined team.

Allan Lloyd of CSquared said, “Having known Alastair, Ed and Nick from ETP for some time, we have long admired the strength of their business and always felt that culturally we would be a really good fit. We share the ambition to grow one of the most successful property services companies in the UK, and together we are well on our way. We are all very excited about this next stage of growth, and equally encouraged by the opportunity to build on our recent success in our newly expanded form.”

Edward Le Masurier of ETP added, “CSquared have already achieved admirable traction in the Bristol market, and our combined practice is the first new independent business of scale in the area for 30 years. This alone is a remarkable feat and to do so ahead of the recent turbulence in the market is testament to the quality of advice and service provided by both our businesses, and the strength of the client relationships we hold.”