Preston firm building on its own success

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Specialist Corporate Approved Inspector Ball & Berry has celebrated 10 years of success by opening a brand new Manchester office.

The Preston-headquartered business has enjoyed significant growth over the past five years, tripling its turnover to £1.5m.

Ball & Berry opened its Manchester office in March, responding to high demand for its building regulation services as construction in the city soars.

The business now employs 18 staff members, having invested in three more experienced building control surveyors over the past 12 months.

The team is now looking to recruit additional building control surveyors to drive further growth.

This includes working closely with regional universities to appoint and train graduate building surveyors wanting to pursue a career in the industry.

Paul McNeill, Director at Ball & Berry, said: “Development in Manchester is booming, and there is huge potential for the city as a key part of the Northern Powerhouse.

“Having a city centre office reinforces our position as the most experienced Approved Inspector in the region.

“We set up Ball & Berry in 2007, just before the recession hit, and are proud of what we’ve achieved over the past ten years.

“We’re working on an increasing number of national projects, and plan to open additional offices in the next three years.”

The business has won a number of high profile projects over the past five years, including:

*Working with Russells Construction on the Motel One development at Cross Street, Manchester.

*Supporting Ask Real Estate on numerous projects at First Street, Manchester.

*Working with Select Property Group on PRS developments across England and Wales.

*Providing Building Control to Carillion on a number of large projects.