LEADING multi-disciplinary consultancies Pick Everard and Delta Simons, and agents Pygott & Crone, have secured a four-year appointment to Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation’s (ESPO) Estates Management Services framework.

The framework provides a range of estate management professional services relating to the use, management, acquisition, disposal and development of land and property. It is available for use by any public sector body in the UK, including schools and academies, local authorities, police and emergency services, and central government departments.

Now appointed, the firms will deliver a range of services – including valuations, commercial and agricultural agency, building surveying, property and estate management, and environmental planning – across projects nationally.

Alex Hamilton-Jordan, head of strategic partnerships at Pick Everard, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to ESPO’s Estates Management Services framework, in partnership with Delta Simons and Pygott & Crone.

“At Pick Everard, we place great importance on developing strong relationships with our supply chain and SME organisations, and this appointment shows us working in the true spirit of partnership.

“We deliver a high number of projects through national frameworks and we understand the significant opportunities partnerships with Pick Everard present for our supply chain partners. Over the past two years, we have engaged with 196 supply chain partners and are proud that this figure is increasing as we continue to support and promote collaborative working to improve our service to clients and improve a project for end users.

“SMEs aren’t always able to tender for major industry frameworks, despite having the relevant expertise to deliver the work. Due to our extensive experience in the delivery of frameworks, we are able to compete for, and secure, major national opportunities, which provides our valued supply chain partners the ability to win new clients and work via a robust and compliant procurement route.

“In this instance, the three firms worked together to produce the bid under the Pick Everard banner, utilising our framework experience, combined with Delta Simons’ and Pygott & Crone’s specialist expertise.”

Pick Everard, Pygott & Crone and Delta Simons have been appointed to five lots on the framework, these include: valuation services, commercial agency, agricultural agency, lease management and planning consultancy.

Damian Robinson, divisional director of environmental planning at Delta-Simons, said: “We are delighted to be appointed onto ESPO’s Estate Management Services framework and believe that our strategic partnership will deliver great value outcomes for those procuring via the framework. As a partnership, we share strong business cultures founded on collaborative working, innovation and trust, having already worked together for many years.”

Tim Downing, director at award-winning agency Pygott & Crone, said: “We’re really looking forward to working with Pick Everard and Delta Simons on this exciting new opportunity. As a multi-practice agency, we now also have UK coverage and have the ability to offer the public sector innovative and valuable advice on all aspects of their property requirements.”

Pick Everard employs more than 500 staff across its 13 UK offices, providing a range of project, cost and design consultancy services. For more information, please visit


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