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Berrys is a leading firm of chartered surveyors and valuers, property and business consultants and chartered town planners. It has six offices in the UK, in Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Cheshire, but covering a much wider area – ranging from Manchester in the North, to Berkshire in the South.
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Berrys is a partnership comprising of limited companies: M R Anwyl Ltd, A G Bowcock Ltd, A C Farnsworth Ltd, Christopher J Jones Ltd, JCM Stables Ltd, N D K Bowman Ltd, S Thomas Ltd, J P Rivett Ltd, J P Pridmore Ltd, D G L Scott Ltd, Jonathan W Carpenter Ltd, W M Tongue Ltd, B E T Corbett Ltd, A T B Tompson Ltd, C D I Noble Ltd, T M Goodman Ltd, Mark Morison Ltd
Vat registration number : 576 6379 85
History of Berrys:
In 1890 two local Kettering farmers, John and Edmund Berry, established a firm to advise fellow farmers in tenant-right and valuation matters and to conduct auctions in the local area. The brothers were then joined by Levi Bagshaw and traded for many years as Berry Brothers and Bagshaw.
The influence and expertise of W. C. Farnsworth CBE and later Leslie Northen OBE, both of whom held the office of President of the Agricultural Division of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, established a national reputation for the firm.
The late 1960s and early 1970s saw a rapid expansion of the firm’s office base throughout the Midlands, and the amalgamation with Legge & Sismey in Northampton led to a change of name to Berry Bros & Legge.
On 1st May 1992 six of the practitioners bought the Kettering and Shrewsbury offices from the Nationwide and created the Berry Bros & Holmes partnership. ‘Berry Bros’ represented the five partners at Kettering, who were joined by Graham Holmes at Shrewsbury.
In 2000 we purchased new offices in Headlands, Kettering, and built a new set of offices at Shrewsbury. At that the time we felt that it was right to simplify and consolidate our name and therefore we decided to practice as Berrys, which we felt turned full circle to the origins of the firm, and, we hope, conveys our desire to maintain our long-established values of professionalism and straightforward representation of our clients’ interests.
The partnership expanded into Cheshire with a merger with A. G. Bowcock & Co in 2001, and subsequently the firm of Sutcliffe & Co. of Chester was acquired. A new office was established in Northwich in 2005, followed by the merger of our Towcester, Northampton and Weston offices into one new purpose built office in Towcester. In August 2012 Samuel Rose became a part of Berrys, with their staff based in the Kettering office.
In October 2013, Corbett Chartered Surveyors became a part of Berrys with Ben Corbett managing the newly opened Hereford office. In July 2015, BNE became a part of Berrys, bringing new commercial services.