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Adam Tuck and Philip Woolner

Cheffins, one of the largest professional services firms and auctioneers in East Anglia, today announces the acquisition of PlanSurv, an independent planning firm based in Ely. The deal was finalised on 1st December.  

Cheffins has a long history of providing professional advice to its clients and this acquisition will enable the firm to enhance the value and increase the knowledge pool of planning expertise for existing and potential clients. 

Adam Tuck, Director of PlanSurv, will join the Cheffins Partnership. Adam and all six staff from PlanSurv will remain at their current premises on Broad Street in Ely. 

Managing Director, Philip Woolner, comments: “This is a strategic acquisition for Cheffins which will significantly boost our long-term growth ambitions. PlanSurv’s values-led approach to business and focus on quality advice and exceptional service is exactly what we’ve been looking for and is an excellent fit for Cheffins.

“Clients will benefit from the combined professional planning expertise and extensive knowledge base as well as our ability to offer practical and forward-thinking solutions across the full spectrum of planning matters.”

Adam Tuck comments: “We are excited to be joining Cheffins and look forward to realising our shared vision of creating a solid base of professional, highly qualified, client-focussed and solutions-orientated advisors. Our clients will now benefit from access to the full spectrum of professional expertise within Cheffins including commercial, development and rural consultancy advice, as and when they require it.”

Chairman of Cheffins, Bill King adds: “We look forward to Adam and his team joining Cheffins. The range of expertise we will now be able to offer to companies, charities and individuals will be second to none.”

For further information, contact Philip Woolner at Cheffins,, or visit