11/02/2019 - 14:41

Strategen goes national with JBS&G merger

11/02/2019 - 14:41

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Western Australian environmental services group Strategen is set to merge with national firm JBS&G Australia, creating a 200-strong consultancy with offices in five Australian states.

Strategen goes national with JBS&G merger
Darren Walsh (left) and Andrew Lau say the merger allows both firms to offer an expanded suite of services to clients. Photo: Strategen

Western Australian environmental services group Strategen is set to merge with national firm JBS&G Australia, creating a 200-strong consultancy with offices in five Australian states.

Strategen has been operating in WA for about 25 years, having been established in 1994 in Subiaco.

From July 1, Strategen’s 55 WA employees in Subiaco will be joined by the WA-based JBS&G team.

The merged firm will move up one spot on the BNiQ environmental services list, to be the sixth largest player in that sector in WA.

The company will be known in WA as Strategen-JBS&G and will be led by current JBS&G chief executive Andrew Lau.

Strategen chief executive Darren Walsh will transition to become an executive director of the combined firm, and will remain working in the WA business.

Mr Walsh said the merger would enable the company to build on its 25-year track record of project delivery.

“Our new combined firm positions us to serviced our clients in WA with a far superior depth and strength, and also allows the provision of Strategen’s range of services to JBS&G’s clients throughout Australia,” he said.

“We are proud to remain privately owned, and this new merger will solidify us as one of the largest independently-owned environmental consultancy firms within Australia.”

Mr Lau said he expected the merger to increase the overall competitiveness of both firms, with Strategen’s technical expertise, particularly around environmental approvals, an ideal fit.

“We are bringing together some of the brightest minds and best people in the industry, with unmatched experience on some of Australia’s largest and most significant projects,” he said.

“This will enable us to continue to deliver fast, capable expertise to our clients and expand the breadth of services we deliver, particularly to WA in the land development, infrastructure, mining, renewables and oil and gas industries.”

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