The building regulation consultant and inspector has celebrated its tenth birthday with the opening of a Manchester office. The Preston-headquartered firm has tripled turnover to £1.5m over the last five years, and has taken space in Piccadilly House, Piccadilly Gardens.
Two members of the team will transfer from Preston to work from Manchester – associate director Mathew Banks and senior building control surveyor Helen Tapley. Each have been with the firm for three yeas and will work in a new special projects team headed by director Paul McNeill.
Ball & Berry has built up a client list including Lancaster University and Manchester Metropolitan University in education and Subway and Hard Rock Café in leisure. It has worked for Russells Construction on Motel One in Manchester and on First Street for Ask.
McNeill said: “Development in Manchester is booming and we are in prime position as the most experienced Approved Inspector in the region. We focus completely on building regulation and being the best in our sector. This business model is enabling us to win more and more work nationally, and we plan to open further offices in the next few years.”