22 January 2021

The company has reported a record year, achieving sustained growth despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.

“There’s no denying that the last year has been tough for all businesses, facing unknown challenges and timeframes battling the pandemic,” said our Director and Co-Founder, Andrew McFarlane Holt. “Despite this, we have shown resilience and a willingness to adapt that has enabled us to perform far better than expected.

“From a deals perspective, we’ve completed on more commercial space than last year, helping new businesses with their first premises and existing companies relocate or expand. There was a lot of talk about the death of the office market, but regionally we found this was not the case. Demand for out-of-town and rural business parks remained equally high, especially in sectors such as logistics, technology and home improvement. We’ve also seen real ingenuity from our Landlords to reconfigure and even construct new space to suit the market, as well as working closely with business owners and Tenants to discuss mitigating risk but also how they might scale back up as recovery happens.

“Obviously this all formed a substantial part of our growth and gives us confidence that a similar volume of work can be achieved over the next 12 months. We have good quality office, warehouse and industrial space available now and transactions are still happening,” concluded Andrew.

Other 2020 highlights include Director, Jason Hercock being named Leicestershire’s Most Active Dealmaker for the second successive year in the annual Estates Gazette competition; two new members of staff being appointed to oversee the company’s accounts and communications functions; and a major land deal securing over three acres for German-owned supermarket chain, Aldi.

Trevor Wells, our Director and Co-Founder, added: “Our achievements throughout 2020 were remarkable given the circumstances, and we’re exceptionally proud of our team, who’ve all shown such enthusiasm and appetite to provide the best service for our clients. Together, we’re now working on a number of strategic sites to expand our work across Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire in the year ahead.”