T & G has strengthened its presence across the Channel Islands by merging its Guernsey operation with The Don Babbé Practice, a longstanding Sarnian engineering consultancy.
The practice has merged with McCathie Associates Limited, a T & G Group company, to form Babbé McCathie and will operate from McCathie’s current premises in St Peter Port.
The two Guernsey firms, who were both founded in 1990, will continue trade as normal but will now offer clients an extended range of services, including project management, consultancy and guidance, civil and structural design and advanced engineering solutions.
Ian Bashforth, the chairman of the T & G Group, said the merger would enable them to build on their existing presence in Guernsey and, with Babbé McCathie’s enhanced resources and skills capacity, allow them to take on bigger and more complex projects.
“T & G is already the largest single discipline engineering consultancy in the Channel Islands and the addition of The Don Babbé Practice will not only give us greater exposure to the Guernsey market, but add to the continued development of T & G as a pan-island business.”
The T & G Group now comprises a 20-strong team across the two islands, including five Chartered Engineers, and offers extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of structural and engineering consultancy and building surveying across a multitude of different sectors.
“Combined, the experience, skills and resources of the T & G Group can deal with pretty much any civil and structural design challenge in Jersey and Guernsey while still remaining at a manageable size for its constituent markets,” said Mr Bashforth.
Don Babbé, the founder and principal of the Don Babbé Practice, said the merger was a natural progression for both Guernsey companies, especially as they had the same outlook and approach to doing business as well as hard won reputations for attention to detail and personal service.
“Being part of the T & G Group will give us a good platform for continued success and growth and means we can offer an even higher level of structural engineering expertise as well as unrivalled local knowledge, something that is especially important in light of increasing demands for trusted and proven professional advice,” he added.