A fast growing property development consultancy has outlined its desire to take on more staff after year four turnover went passed £500,000.
Wynyard-based Buckley Burnett has secured contracts throughout the region and with further expansion expected in 2015, plans are in place to add to its growing workforce.
Directors Andrew Burnett and Richard Buckley (pictured above at Seaton Carew) recently took on two additional personnel, one of whom is completing a master’s degree, while the other is an expert within the field of private sector development.
Buckley Burnett also has a hub of partner consultants who work closely with the Directors Andrew and Richard to enable the successful delivery of large-scale, multi-disciplinary projects.
Andrew, who is a former director of Bett Homes, said: “We want to be a one-stop-shop for clients throughout the North East and beyond and we pride ourselves on being able to deliver the best results cost effectively and smoothly.
“Our expansion and development from the ground up is something we are immensely proud of and we want that to continue at a natural rate.
“We have plans to bring an additional partner into the company, which would give Richard and I more time to focus on expanding our portfolio of services and development interests. And of course we’d like to recruit more talented people from within the sector who will support us with the delivery of the diverse range of projects we’re involved with.”
Buckley Burnett is a full solution development consultancy that manages projects specific to client objectives and requirements. It is based in Wynyard on Teesside.
The company was set up in March 2011 and in its first year generated a turnover of £150,000.
That figure has grown year on year to the £600,000 mark in 2015 and Richard and Andrew are confident they will reach £750,000 by the end of the next financial year.
Richard, who was Director of Development at Tees Valley Unlimited before going into partnership with Andrew, said: “We started the business with nothing but felt it was the right time to launch. It certainly wasn’t the easy option. I had choices and could have gone to work for another organisation, but I really believed we could make this work and I’ve been proved right.
“By utilising our expertise and the extensive contacts we’d built up, we were able to secure both public and private sector contracts and quickly began to grow.
“Each year our turnover has increased and the challenge for us now is to continue to invest in the right people who will enable us to take Buckley Burnett to the next level.”
Buckley Burnett has had a lead role in a number of high profile projects including the regeneration of Feethams in Darlington town centre, a £5m land and buildings purchase for an office development in Newcastle on behalf of Live Theatre, a major housing development on behalf of Taylor Wimpey at Kingston Park and the transformation of Seaton Carew sea front.