SHOP LOCAL: Subiaco business Strategen merges with national firm

New Strategen-JBS&G executive director Darren Walsh Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d491367
New Strategen-JBS&G executive director Darren Walsh Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d491367

SUBIACO environmental consultancy business Strategen has joined forces with national firm JBS&G Australia.

In WA the combined business will be known as Strategen-JBS&G, with current Strategen chief executive Darren Walsh becoming the executive director of the combined firm.

Current Strategen general manager Tim Bowra will be the WA managing principal when the companies officially merge in July.

Mr Walsh said the partnership would enable the 25-year-old Perth business to expand to the east coast.

“We had a look at growing our business in the east coast and have a couple of clients who are based here and we do work for them in other states, but it’s very hard to expand organically,” he said.

“We were approached by JBS&G in about May last year.

“They have a national presence and a small office in Perth and were looking at a significant expansion for the Perth operation.”

Mr Walsh said WA clients would still get personalised service but have access to more expertise.