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Press release announcing the merger of Geoden Agency and Herdens

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

As an initial introduction, below is a copy of the press release which announced the merger of Geoden Agency and Herdens to form GH Consultants Ltd at the beginning of 2010

Geoden Agency and Herdens merge to form GH Consultants Limited

(1st December 2009)  The existing successful legal agencies, Geoden Agency and Herdens are today announcing their intention to merge as from the 1st January 2010.  The two firms have worked together for a number of years and see this as an opportunity to rationalise operations and administration whilst providing the opportunity to expand in to new business areas.

The new firm will be known as GH Consultants Ltd, although the existing trading titles will be retained.  Geoden Agency will continue to build on over 20 years of accident and insurance investigations, whilst Herdens will handle the firms’ tracing, process serving and other investigation tasks.

As part of this exciting development, the existing Haywards Heath office in Sussex will be relocated within the town to allow for an expansion of staff numbers to support the two agencies’ increasing workload.  This will then become the main administration office for the merged business, with a satellite office being retained in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Geoff Dent, Senior Partner at Geoden Agency said “Having spent several years in managerial positions with insurers and law firms I originally saw a need for a quality investigation service covering the South East of England.  Within 5 years we had expanded operations across the country and are looking at continuing growth some 20 years later.  Due to demand from our clients we need to expand so here we go into a new and exciting chapter.”

About Geoden Agency:

Geoden Agency was founded in 1989 by Geoff Dent.  Geoff has over 30 years experience of handling insurance and accident claims, including spells with the London Transport Executive, Lloyds syndicates and law firms based in the City and the North of England.  Geoden Agency specialises in accident investigations with a particular interest in motor insurance claims.  In recent years the firm has become know for its work investigating credit hire claims.  Geoden Agency currently operates from offices in Haywards Heath, Sussex which will be relocated as described above.  Haywards Heath is conveniently located a short distance from London and the M25 near Gatwick Airport.

About Herdens:

Herdens was founded in 2007 by Chris Dent, son of Geoff Dent.  Chris has worked within the insurance industry for the majority of his working life, including roles in underwriting, administration, marketing, compliance and debt recovery.  Herdens has become known for its nationwide process serving operation offering cost effective solutions to solicitors, government bodies and other firms and organisations.  This is backed-up by associated services such as tracing and general investigations.  The firm operates from an office in Bracknell, Berkshire, which will become the satellite office for the new merged business.

For more information please contact:

Geoff Dent, Senior Partner of Geoden Agency – 01444 453355 – geoff.dent@geoden.co.uk

Chris Dent, Principal of Herdens – 0845 486 0073 – chris.dent@herdens.co.uk

P.O. Box 248, Haywards Heath, RH16 3GJ.

New blog launched for GH Consultants Ltd

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Welcome to the first entry in the new GH Consultants, Legal Agents blog.

One of our constituent firms, Herdens originally had a blog which was infrequently updated, however we hope that following the merger between Herdens and Geoden Agency, with increasing staff numbers, we can provide regular, relevant and interesting updates to this blog.  The original Herdens blog will be left where it is, but no longer updated.

We hope that you will find our efforts interesting and we look forward to receiving your comments.  If there is any topic you would like to see covered, then please do not hesitate to contact us.