Jones Melling opens Preston office

Following a period of strong growth, property and construction advisory firm Jones Melling has expanded its footprint by opening an office in Preston.

Ken Jones and Gary Melling of Jones Melling

The firm, which also has an office in London, was previously based in Warrington but will now serve the region through its Preston base and another newly opened office in Chester.

Jones Melling, which has 15 staff, recently received a six-figure growth funding boost from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to support its expansion.

The firm, co-founded in 2009 by chartered surveyors Ken Jones and Gary Melling, has also unveiled a new brand identity and website which it says better reflects is service offering and sector expertise.

Gary Melling, director, said: “It’s almost 10 years since Ken and I started the business and we’ve grown significantly in that time. We’ve built a great team and we’re working nationally with some major businesses, so felt it was the right time to invest in the next phase of our growth.

“Having two north west offices and our London hub gives us to access to a larger talent pool and added flexibility to support our clients across the UK.”

Ken Jones, director, added: “Gary and I remain as ambitious as the day we started the business. As well as investing in our offices and staff, we’ve focused on better defining our services, culture and values.

“Our new brand identity reflects our role as genuine property experts and reinforces our commitment to offer clients, staff and partners quality in everything we do.”

Jones Melling has teams in building surveying, quantity surveying, residential surveying and project management.

It acts for commercial landlords and property owners, architects, agents, law firms, investors and funders, developers and builders. Clients include Fairhome Group Plc, Topps Tiles, Debenhams, London & Scottish Investments, M7 Real Estate and Renaker Build.