Russell Brown, owner of Stockport based X-press Legal Services Cheshire and Greater Manchester, is celebrating 15 years of trading for the property search provider.
The company provides property searches to solicitors and conveyancing professionals and has seen demand for services rise 50%, boosted due to the government initiatives to stimulate the housing market such as the Stamp Duty Holiday. As a result, the Stockport business has this year recorded its best year on record despite the pandemic.
Russell (pictured) established his business after working in global sales for many years, which saw him jetting off to different parts of the world at a moment’s notice. He commented:
“I wanted to do something which was challenging, but also allowed me to be around more for my family. Growing my own business definitely fitted the bill; I love interacting with clients and forming relationships, whilst providing quality services for an agile and ever-changing sector.”
Having grown the business from the ground, Russell now employs a team and hosts regular events and CPD training sessions across Cheshire. This face-to-face interaction is something Russell and his team have sorely missed throughout lockdown, and look forward to launching again in the near future. Russell added:
“X-Press has been an integral part of the conveyancing sector across Cheshire and Greater Manchester since it was established 15 years ago. Our personal approach to business allows us to form strong relationships with our clients, whilst also delivering a high-quality service.
“After a health scare last year, I took a small step-back from the day-to-day running of the business in order to enjoy the smaller things in life, but got stuck back in early this year. My office team has been fantastic throughout the past twelve months, helping to keep the North-West property market moving throughout the busiest period for property since 2005.
“Having been part of the X-Press network, which branches to 27 offices across England and Wales, for 15 years – I can’t wait for the next fifteen. It’s a great company with great support and a real family feel.”