Record year for Lancashire company

'PHENOMENAL' : James Boyd
'PHENOMENAL' : James Boyd
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A high-growth Lancashire conveyancing business has its sights set on breaking the £10million barrier over the next 12 months after revealing record growth of £3.1m in its latest annual results.

The conveyancing division of Birchall Blackburn Law, which has offices on High Street in Chorley, says growth in the housing market has created record demand.

Conveyancing turnover from instructions across the UK has grown from £4.5million to £7.6million, a rise of 68 percent, with the firm now receiving over 2,000 conveyancing instructions per month.

The firm has recently launched a new conveyancing apprenticeship scheme with Manchester Metropolitan University as it looks to attract new conveyancers to its 160-strong team.

James Boyd, chief executive of Birchall Blackburn Law’s conveyancing team, said: “It’s been a phenomenal year for the division, beating our target of 50 per cent growth.

“Clients want a service built on quality, speed and communication – and we have built our entire philosophy around this. We’ve seen consistent growth in the housing market for some time and with the general election done and dusted we expect the momentum to grow.

“Over the past 12 months, we also formed strategic partnerships with estate agents, mortgage brokers and finance providers. We are in a good position to break the £10million turnover barrier by April 2016. Demand has never been so high.”

The firm was recently named as one of London Stock Exchange’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. Its conveyancing division is ranked the UK’s fifth largest by latest Land Registry figures in terms of house sale and purchase transactions.