11 Feb Strategen Environmental announces merger with national firm JBS&G
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BREAKING NEWS: Strategen to join forces with major national firm JBS&G Australia through a merger to occur in July 2019.
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with JBS&G Australia, commencing in July 2019. As a new combined entity, our merger will bring together some of Australia’s leading experts within the environmental industry, allowing us to offer a broader range of services to our clients across the country.
The merger will see Strategen join JBS&G Australia’s team creating a total workforce of more than 200, bringing together some of the leading experts in the industry. Not only will this add depth of experience to Strategen’s capabilities in WA, especially in contaminated sites, approvals and stakeholder engagement, it also allows the combined firm to offer a broader range of services to its clients across the country.
Strategen CEO Darren Walsh says they are excited to be joining forces with JBS&G and expanding their ability to continue to deliver leading, trusted and respected services to their clients. “This merger will enable us to build on our 25-year track record of delivering results for some of Western Australia’s most important projects and we are delighted to be enhancing our ability to meet client needs through this partnership”.
“Our new combined firm positions us to service 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”.
“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”.
Current Strategen CEO Darren Walsh will retain a prominent role in the WA business, becoming an Executive Director of the combined firm and continuing to work with the team in WA to ensure exceptional levels of service and outcomes to clients. Current Strategen General Manager Tim Bowra will become the WA Managing Principal.
Current JBS&G CEO Andrew Lau will continue at the helm of the expanded JBS&G business.
Mr Lau says bringing together the two strong, complementary businesses will help drive growth and increase their overall competitiveness.
“Strategen’s technical expertise and track record of success in securing complex environmental approvals is a perfect fit for JBS&G and will help us continue to deliver unmatched expertise to our clients”.
“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”.
“This will enable us to continue to deliver fast, capable expertise to our clients and expand the breadth of services we deliver, particularly to Western Australia in the land development, infrastructure, mining, renewables and oil & gas industries”.
Strategen will in part retain its trading name in Western Australia, becoming Strategen-JBS&G from July 2019. The JBS&G WA team will relocate to Strategen’s offices in Subiaco in June 2019.
JBS&G is a long-established environmental and approvals consultancy with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Wollongong. Our team of experienced professionals are fast, capable experts focused on solving problems and delivering the best outcomes for our clients. With over 150 employees, JBS&G has one of the largest teams of regulatory approvals, contaminated site, occupational hygiene, and engagement professionals in Australia. We’re proudly 100% Australian owned with an employee ownership model.
Together with our clients, we investigate, design and implement solutions to complex environmental problems. Addressing legacy issues from previous generations one project at a time, we create better places for future generations to work, live and play. Our experienced approvals experts and engagement specialists deliver large mining, property and infrastructure projects in sensitive environmental and social settings in a manner that addresses client, regulatory and community expectations.
Always client and outcome focused, JBS&G provides independent and defensible advice, demanded by regulators and the community alike. With certified, accredited and licensed experts in all of our areas of practice, the highest level of technical rigour is applied to projects which underpins JBS&G’s renowned ability for delivering under critical timeframes.
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Pictured above – Darren Walsh (LHS) and Andrew Lau (RHS)