Rural land and property consultancy GSC Grays has acquired the Carter Jonas office in Kendal, with the aim to continuing its expansion in the north of England and Scottish Borders.

Estate agency Carter Jonas has agreed to transfer its Kendal business to GSC Grays as of May 3, 2024.

As part of the arrangement, the eight-member team will transition from Kendal to the GSC Grays office in Kirkby Lonsdale over the next two months.

This aligns with the strategic direction of both businesses and provides continuity for staff and clients, GSC Grays said.

Partner at Carter Jonas, Tim Jones, said: “We are pleased to have been able to reach agreement with GSC Grays.

“Our businesses are well known to each other, and we believe that this arrangement is in the best interest of our clients and staff and we wish them all the very best for the future.”

GSC Grays chair, David Gray, said: “We are delighted to have acquired the business, which strengthens our growing team in Kirkby Lonsdale and aligns with our strategy to expand our presence, services, and geographical coverage across the North West.

“The Carter Jonas Kendal team bring extensive experience in estate management, commercial management and valuations that complements our existing farm business, environmental, planning and development, and renewable consultants covering the region.

“We believe what sets GSC Grays apart is we have boots on the ground and our offices are staffed by experts who live and have knowledge of the local area and have a strong understanding of the particular requirements of the regions they are serving.

“We now employ over 130 members of staff in 10 offices across the North of England, but we believe it is our local approach which adds real value and long-lasting relationships as we continue to grow and expand our team.”