Silverstone Building aims to double turnover
Newcastle-based Silverstone Building Consultancy is aiming to capitalise on a recent period of growth by doubling both its workforce and turnover.
Described as a "niche firm of building surveyors and project managers", the company, founded by Ben Hunter and Richard Farrey, is currently working on construction projects amounting to more than £7m for clients including Northumberland College, TTE and Pulman Group.
The business has grown "conservatively" over the past five years and aims to increase its turnover to £1m by 2018.
Hunter said: "Our aim is to remain an independent firm of building surveyors and project managers as this niche has created a unique offering that has attracted clients who wish to use our services without conflicting with other agents.
"However, we are keen to expand our reach into other areas of the UK, we have recently undertaken projects in Birmingham, York and Bolton and expanding our team will mean we have greater capabilities to deliver our services nationally."
As part of the expansion plans, Silverstone has appointed Louise Stewart as associate director.