7 January 2000

Major estates purchase

FPDSAVILLS recently bought most of the land management and consultancy business interests of Clegg Kennedy Drew, increasing the number of rural acres in its agricultural estate management portfolio to more than 1.8m in the UK.

The purchase includes about 30 estates in England and Scotland although most of the Clegg Kennedy Drew business in Scotland remains unaffected, continuing to trade as CKD Finlayson Hughes, with just two major estates, Cawdor and Islay, likely to transfer management. &#42