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Strong client base

BUDWORTH Hardcastle are celebrating 20 years of successful trading. Originally the team of five chartered surveyors set up an office on Telford Way in Kettering in 1994.

BUDWORTH Hardcastle are celebrating 20 years of successful trading. Originally the team of five chartered surveyors set up an office on Telford Way in Kettering in 1994. Three of the original directors continue to offer development consultancy advice and maintain a strong mainstream commercial agency division.

They have though added other important facets which their strong and ever growing client base within Northamptonshire and North Cambridgeshire are able to benefit from.

Mark Budworth, a founding director, in reflecting on the 20 years, said: “Establishing a network of offices in Northampton and Peterborough has enabled us to extend the geographical area which we cover.

“We have also expanded the services we offer such as a strong building consultancy team based at our Northampton office and our Property Management department continues to see exceptional growth. Both these divisions operate across the country.”

Associate Director Tom Freer runs the Commercial Property Management team in conjunction with Mark Budworth. In giving an overview Tom said: “We now manage approaching 600 commercial tenants across the entire mainland of the UK.”

But, Property Management is not just about collecting rents. Tom Freer added: ” Collecting rents is only a small part of the service we offer. We also carry out budgeting assessments for service charges, administer service charges and provide detailed financial reporting to suit the requirements of our clients.”

This work can’t be done in isolation as Mark Budworth points out. “Our remit very often includes strategic advice which involves our valuers and building consultancy team in an endeavour to iron out as much risk as possible within investment portfolios held by our clients. Assessment and programmed maintenance can also be an important factor for many of our clients” – it’s good to be able to call on the full spectrum of disciplines that a general practice firm such as ours can offer.”

The client profile within the Budworth Hardcastle Property Management Division varies from private individuals with single properties through to major property companies and Trusts.

“The growth of this side would suggest that we’re hitting the right note,” said Tom. “In the last three months among other instructions we have taken on the management of a three retail unit portfolio for a private individual. We have also secured a mandate to administer the service charge on a 1,200,000 sq ft warehouse distribution park”.

For further information on Budworth Hardcastle and its Property Management services contact Tom Freer at Budworth Hardcastle on 01536 483400.