A leading North East property firm is celebrating a year of success – including a 20 per cent increase in net profit and a turnover exceeding £3.5m.

BH Group, which includes Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, BH Planning and Design and BH Financial, also expanded its team with 12 new members of staff – bringing total headcount to 65.

The firm, which is headed by managing director Neil Hart, group director Peter Bartley, directors Richard Rafique and Geoff Davis as well as operations director Catherine Affleck, was recently named as Estates Gazette’s (EG) Most Active Agents in the North East while its office sector activity grew by 400%.

Its residential operation, led by director of estate agency, Matt Hoy, has also gone from strength to strength; most recently with the relocation of its Alnwick office to larger and more central premises.

Neil said: “I can sincerely say that the past 12 months has been biggest year yet for Bradley Hall. We’ve celebrated our 30th anniversary, launched new offices, announced key appointments, welcomed £100m of new homes to market, established further company growth and gained several award wins.

“Although Bradley Hall has been running for 30 years, it is a very different business from what it once was. With the appointment of the current board of directors and senior management team, we almost instantly reinvented our approach and legacy to support the growth we had planned. Throughout the business process there is a time when you have to work hard to go from ‘small’ to ‘bigger’ in order to thrive – and today’s Bradley Hall has certainly achieved that, and more, in the past few years.

“With the growth in demand for our services for the public sector, we were also delighted to be awarded the Homes England Property Services Framework. The appointment to this national panel now allows us to act as key advisors on future North East and national government housing projects.

“Each aspect of the business is thriving thanks to the dedicated senior management team who continue to drive their areas of business forward. We’ve made some outstanding senior appointments, including attracting some of the most successful businesspeople in the region to become members of our advisory board.”

Senior appointments have included established solicitors and businessmen John Marshall and David Douglass joining our Advisory Board to further support the growth of Bradley Hall. Mark Ketley joined as a director of Bradley Hall sister company, BH Planning and Design, Jonathan Rudge became head of Land, Development and New Homes, while Nicola Osborne joined the department as corporate client director.