As Stockport continues to deliver on its £1bn plan of regeneration and development, property experts Buckley Commercial and Fairhurst Estates are to merge and become Fairhurst Buckley – the largest, independent surveying and agency practice in Stockport.
Stockport is seeing considerable groundswell of activity catching the eye of both investors and new businesses who are showing an increased interest in Stockport’s commercial property sector. The launch of the Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation – MDC, redevelopment projects within the town centre, repurposing of retail units and improved infrastructure in the area created the ideal opportunity for the two businesses to merge, to provide a service fit for now and future opportunities.
Both businesses have had a strong foothold in Stockport with Buckley Commercial being in the town centre since 1995 and Fairhurst since 2002.
Nigel Blyth will take the role of Managing Director and David Buckley as Director.
Nigel wants to ensure both parts of the merged business continue to offer exceptional service and draw upon the combined experience and expertise.
“Fairhurst Buckley brings together two long standing and highly respected Stockport commercial property advisers under one roof. We can now provide the highest quality advice and an unrivalled spread of property expertise to our clients throughout Stockport and the rest of the UK.
“David and I are very passionate about providing each and every one of our clients, old and new, with quality advice and an exceptional customer service, that is why both companies have many long-standing clients who can benefit from our extended range of services.
“Fairhurst Estates offers a wide range of building services including valuations, property management, building consultancy and residential surveys whilst Buckley Commercial has a vast amount of local knowledge in the Stockport area from a commercial sales and lettings perspective.
“We at Fairhurst have a desire to do much more local business in our Stockport heartland where we first established our business over 18 years ago. The merger with David and his team is an ideal opportunity to share the experience and range of property services that we already offer our UK-wide clients to a more local audience.
“It is a truly exciting time to do business in Stockport and we are proud to be at the heart of it. We have ambitious plans to play a pivotal role in its future growth and potential whilst extending our agency services to South Manchester and beyond.”
Director David Buckley is equally enthusiastic for Fairhurst Buckley:
“Fairhurst Buckley represents a unique opportunity for us to share our knowledge and expertise with a larger firm and to deliver an enhanced range of property services to all of our clients.
“Although I have operated in the area for 35 years and run a firm of Commercial Property Agents for 25 of those, now is the perfect time for us to grow our business into other areas and provide more in-house services.
“Stockport is very much on an upward trajectory and, as this is our home, we are looking forward to playing an even bigger part in the town’s ongoing success and development, by providing a broader range of property related services, locally.
“In any successful partnership there needs to be shared values at its heart which I recognised in my discussions with Nigel leading to the merger. We are both big on honesty, integrity and delivering on our promises to our clients. We both have a straight-talking approach to commercial property, which our respective returning long-term clients appreciate and value.
“For the immediate future we will consolidate our position as the largest independent surveying firm in Stockport and across South Manchester and build from there, expanding our services offer and our geographic reach.”
As part of the merger the new business has launched with new branding under the Fairhurst Buckley banner and will be located at Acorn Business Park in the centre of Stockport.