Mon 07 Feb 2022



This development in the future of both firms provides an exciting opportunity to join two very long-established firms who operate in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.  Escritt and Barrell was established in 1860 and the Longstaff family have been in business since 1870 although the roots of their firm go back to 1770.


There is considerable synergy between the two firms with strengths in agricultural and rural estate matters, commercial property agency and management and professional valuation work.  Longstaff’s are also a market leader in the residential sales and lettings sectors in South Lincolnshire.


EBG will continue to operate from their office in St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, R. Longstaff & Co’s South Lincolnshire offices include their main office at Spalding and with additional offices at Bourne and Holbeach.


The Partners of EBG, Geoffrey Bishop and Stephen Short, are delighted to secure the future of their long-established firm and have welcomed the opportunity of joining forces with R Longstaff & Co.  Whilst Geoffrey will remain as a full time practising Rural Surveyor, Stephen will continue in a practising consultancy role for the foreseeable future.


Addresses and contact details will remain unchanged and the combined practice which will effectively fully integrate EGB into R Longstaff & Co.  We will be making further announcements in connection with the enlarged practice during the course of 2022.


Commenting recently, Geoffrey Bishop of EBG said “It was very important to both Stephen and I that we should work with a company that has a similar outlook to ourselves and the merger with R Longstaff & Co does just that. I see this as an extremely exciting development and I look forward to working in the expanded practice where we will continue to provide a quality service to the rural community and the commercial property sector.”


Christopher Longstaff, Senior Partner of R Longstaff & Co. added “We are delighted to have joined forces with EBG, a long established and well-respected firm of Rural Surveyors, and we look forward to providing a service in all property sectors over a considerably wider area in Lincolnshire and the adjoining counties in the future”.

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