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Preston based Ball & Berry marks ten years of growth with new Manchester office

Ball & Berry

Specialist Corporate Approved Inspector, Ball & Berry, is celebrating ten years of success, opening a brand new Manchester office. The business has enjoyed significant growth over the past five years, tripling its turnover to £1.5m.

Preston-headquartered Ball & Berry opened its Manchester office in March 2017, responding to high demand for its building regulation services as construction in the city soars.

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.

–          Working with destination restaurant group, Living Ventures, on bar and restaurant fit outs. This includes Manchester’s new Grand Pacific restaurant.

–          Delivering educational projects at Manchester Metropolitan University and Lancaster University.

–          Supporting a roll out of several Mercedes Benz dealerships.

–          Delivering regional fit out contracts across England and Wales for Subway, Footasylum and Deichmann Shoes.

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.”

Ball & Berry focuses all of its energies on building regulation matters, ensuring it can focus on providing the best possible service for clients. The business possesses a highly experienced team of Building Control Surveyors, the majority of whom are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.