A WORCESTER property firm has joined forces with a nationwide company as part of a multi-million pound merger

Fisher German, which has an office in Worcester, is to join forces with Vine Property Management in a merger worth £41 million.

The deal to bring the companies together comes at the end of 12 months of negotiations and the new group will trade under the Fisher German banner from the beginning of 2020.

As part of the deal, Vine co-founder James Rigby will join Fisher German as a partner with all 10 additional offices and 100 staff to be retained.

Andrew Bridge, managing partner of Fisher German, said: "We have been looking to grow Fisher German and to further expand our presence in the commercial sector, and Vine Property Management will not only bring a proven track record and new disciplines to expand our current commercial offering but will also take us into new geographical areas allowing for further growth.

"From that commercial point of view, it is a perfect fit but it soon became clear as we advanced talks that the two companies share a belief in ethos, values and levels of customer care which only adds to the strength of the new group."

Vine is headquartered in Birmingham but has a network of offices in Scotland, Wales, North West, North East, The South East and The South Coast.

James Rigby said: "We have watched the impressive sustained growth of Fisher German over recent years and believe by coming together we will equal more than the sum of our parts.

"The merger will mean we can offer a whole new range of services to existing clients of both companies, and also attract fresh clients with an expanded expertise in new areas.

"We are very excited to have found a perfect partner both in terms of the services we offer, but also the common approach in the way we work with, and for, clients."