Commercial property consultancy plots future growth after topping £500,0000 turnover

"Each year our turnover has increased and the challenge for us now is to continue to invest in the right people," said Richard Buckley

Buckley Burnett directors Andrew Burnett and Richard Buckley at Seaton Carew seafront, one of the developments they're leading on
Buckley Burnett directors Andrew Burnett and Richard Buckley at Seaton Carew seafront, one of the developments they're leading on

Property development consultancy Buckley Burnett has plans to expand after year four turnover topped £500,000.

Directors Andrew Burnett and Richard Buckley set up the Teesside business in March 2011 and in its first year generated a turnover of £150,000.

Since then, the Wynyard-based firm, which is a full solution development consultancy, has grown sales year on year to the £600,000 mark, with a target of £750,000 by the end of the next financial year.

The directors recently took on two additional personnel, and there are hopes of further swelling the workforce after winning work across the region.

Richard Buckley, 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.

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