Falling in line with the business growth plan of workforce expansion to ten and £1m turnover by 2018, Newcastle-upon-Tyne based Silverstone Building Consultancy has recently recruited two new members of staff.
The niche firm of building surveyors and project managers has been trading for six years as of last month, and due to the increasing workload of a period of sustained growth, the new appointments were made.
At present, the company is appointed to construction projects in excess of £9m, which includes St Cuthbert Estates, Godfrey Syrett, Aesica Pharmaceuticals, Pulman Motor Group and Gestamp Talent Automotive.
Joint Director at Silverstone, Ben Hunter, commented: “Our business has grown organically over the past six years as market conditions have improved.
“We have successfully established a strong client base in the North East and secured a high level of repeat business.
“We are now looking to build on our success and our next target is to reach £1m turnover by 2018, as well as taking on a further two surveyors.”
Taking the total number of staff to eight is the appointment of a new chartered building surveyor, Henry Scott, who recently worked in a role similar at GVA, and a new secretary, Sharon Tennet, who previously worked in the commercial property team at Muckle LLP.
Richard Farrey, other joint director at Silverstone, added: “We have come a long way since we set up the business from home with just two staff, occupying offices on Grey Street and having an eight-strong team is a great achievement.
“We are very grateful to our had working and dedicated staff who are helping drive forward business growth.
“We always look to employ like-minded people who share our enthusiasm and positive can-do attitude, and this has resulted in building a very strong, close-knit team who we feel confident can help deliver our goals.”
The firm was set up when the duo saw potential in the North East property market and with the confidence returning to the commercial property market, the business has gone from strength to strength.