Bruton Knowles has reported an increase in turnover to £13.5 million, with profits more than doubling to 30 June 2021, compared with the previous year.
James Bailey, managing partner of the Gloucester-headquartered national firm of chartered surveyors, said the results had been achieved against the backdrop of a ‘tumultuous’ year for the business.
It is a year in which the Quedgeley-headquartered firm also took on a significant restructuring of its business, resulting in the launch of a national teams programme across its 11 offices and an ongoing recruitment drive.
Dorian Wragg, a partner based at the firm’s Gloucester offices and the head of its new National Commercial Team, said: ‘Clients are now demanding more from managing agents.
‘Our new, streamlined approach will be highly beneficial for both landlords and tenants, by simplifying the process of investing and renting.
‘Following this new strategy will allow us to bring in new business lines, such as energy management and smart buildings, as well as broadband communication management and services.
‘It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a part of this growing team as we expand into national territory.’
Anne Williams, finance partner at the firm, said: ‘Our next challenge is recruitment.
‘We are recruiting hard as a business right now to fill vacancies at all levels and we are on target to increase staff numbers by up to 15 per cent, which would be higher than pre-pandemic levels.’
By Andrew Merrell