One of the region’s leading property firms has announced plans to introduce advisory board amid the rapid growth of the company during its 30th year.

Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents has appointed established local businessman and solicitor John Marshall as chairman of the advisory board. He will work in close partnership with the senior management team to support its ambitious, continued expansion strategy.

The firm’s turnover has increased by 87% in the past three years under managing director Neil Hart, alongside the opening of new offices and a significant increase in staff numbers and its services. Bradley Hall now has operations in Alnwick, Morpeth, Gosforth, Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland with plans to launch further offices.

John said: “I am delighted and proud to be appointed as the chairman of the advisory board for Bradley Hall at such an exciting time in its development.

“The firm has displayed significant growth across every aspect of the business and has become one of the region’s leading, and most dynamic organisations.”

John built his legal career between 1989 and 2016 at Dickinson Dees LLP, which became Bond Dickinson LLP in 2012 following a merger facilitated by a team including John. In April 2010 he was elected as senior partner at the firm and in 2012 became vice chairman.

John’s other roles include being chair of Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, as well as a non-executive director of North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and North East England Chamber of Commerce. John is also involved in the region’s charities, and is chair of trustees of Newcastle United Foundation and chair of the Regional Development Committee of the Prince’s Trust for the North East.

John is also heavily involved with a number of the region’s educational organisations and is a member of the governing body of St Chad’s College, Durham University, a member of the international advisory board for Newcastle University Business School and a governor of Northumberland Church of England Academy, Ashington.

Group managing director Neil Hart said; “We’ve had an absolutely outstanding few years in terms of growth and business success, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

“We have a very talented and dynamic team with a great deal of passion and experience behind them. The advisory board has been appointed to further add to that knowledge of the regional and national marketplace and to support us with growing our network and opportunities moving forward.”

Recent growth has also enabled the firm to become established as a full-service agency with specialist departments including; mortgages, residential agency, land and development, commercial agency, property management, professional services including valuations and lease renewals and building surveying.

Sister companies of Bradley Hall have also been launched under BH Group, including BH Planning and Design and finance brokerage service specialising in sourcing and financing cars and business BH Financial and building firm Anwood Construction.