11 July 2023: QuestGates today announces that it has strengthened its professional building services proposition with the acquisition of Ramsay McMichael Consulting Limited, who are headquartered in Glasgow. The deal is another step towards the company’s goal to enhance its position as the preeminent provider of specialist loss adjusting and related services by becoming one of the leading insurance-led professional building services firms.
Ramsay McMichael boasts a highly experienced team with years of Chartered experience for building surveying, architecture, consulting, civil and structural engineering, and its service structure complements both QuestGates’ existing surveying division and their acquisition of Structural Surveys and Design Ltd last year.
Chris Hall, Managing Director of QuestGates said, “This deal is a significant step towards our goal to be the go-to name for insurance-led professional building services. QuestGates has grown both organically and by acquisition since incorporation 20 years ago and this is the first of a number of potential developments which we anticipate completing this year.”
He continues, “Ramsay McMichael is a perfect fit for QuestGates’ ever-growing team of building experts and combines two firms of similar culture, with complementary strengths and sector expertise. We are pleased to welcome Stuart, Gavin and their team on board as we continue to expand our rapidly growing surveying services proposition.”
Ramsay McMichael will become part of the wider QuestGates group but continue to operate under its established brand with further recruitment being sought to enhance the business’s geographic coverage. The acquisition has been completed without the need for external funding and also highlights the importance of Scotland as a key region for the loss adjusting group as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Stuart McMichael and Gavin Ramsay, Directors of Ramsay McMichael Consulting Limited said, “We’re extremely proud of the business and the reputation we have built up over the past 20 years and are pleased to be joining QuestGates who share our service ethos and very similar values. We are very excited about what this move will mean for our clients and the opportunities it will bring to our team. Becoming part of the QuestGates family is an exciting step for the business, providing both new opportunities for our team and enhancing our commercial surveying offering across the UK.”