Press Release

New building consultancy Contollo welcomes Abacus as group’s first key partnership

Manchester, UK, 14th February 2024 – Contollo Group Ltd, a new building consultancy group backed by private equity firm NorthEdge, proudly announces its first acquisition, partnering with the sector-leading Manchester-based cost and project management consultancy Abacus. 

Ruth Percival, CEO of Contollo, expressed her excitement about this move, stating “We are thrilled to be partnering with the highly talented and experienced team from Abacus. Our mission is to build a market-leading, integrated building consultancy that helps our clients achieve their Net Zero ambitions in the built environment. This acquisition lays a robust foundation of experience and expertise for further acquisitions and growth.”

Ellis Goodfellow, Co-Founder of Abacus and recently appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Contollo, shares his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating “We have been planning the next stage of growth for Abacus over many months and have built a close working relationship with Ruth and the Contollo team. We have an ambitious growth plan and through this partnership we will be working collaboratively with other sector-leading consultancies. Mike Perry, Paul Jackson and I, together with the Abacus team, are excited to be part of the Contollo journey and look forward to achieving new milestones together.”

Liam May, Director at NorthEdge , added “This investment brings together a number of NorthEdge’s focus areas: Contollo is another example of a regionally-based company with national reach; the investment strategy is highly aligned with our ESG and sustainability commitments; and Contollo represents another buy and build investment in our portfolio. We are delighted to be partnering with Ruth and Oliver to support them to deliver their ambitious growth plan over the coming years.”