Quantity surveyor sets sights on expansion as it celebrates the joy of six

The Addison Hunt team

Loughborough-based chartered quantity surveyor and project management firm, Addison Hunt, has set its sights on further expansion following a successful six years of trading – achieving a 200% increase in turnover in the last three years alone.

The company works across all levels of the construction industry on projects throughout the UK, providing cost advice and end to end project management services.

Led by company directors Chris Hunt and Simon Collin, the business was set up by Hunt in 2016 and in six years has grown to a team of eight, delivering multi-million pound projects, working with sub-contractors, contractors and developers.

Currently in the first quarter of a new financial year, Addison Hunt has secured a strong pipeline of work for 2022 – amounting to 50% of 2020/21.

The firm now says it hopes to increase turnover by 30% in 2022 and hire two intermediate quantity surveyors.

Hunt said: “I am extremely proud of what the business has achieved to date, despite challenging times during the pandemic, Addison Hunt continues to grow – recruiting and training team members, and delivering a varied and diverse list of projects.

“We wanted to create a firm that would be seen by our clients as a trusted partner rather than a necessary consultant to deliver a project, and I feel that our success within the last three years has been real testament to this.

“As business owners, we want Addison Hunt to be known for quality of service and our returning clients showcase our commitment to this aim. Our ambition is to grow the team to 15 in the next few years, working out of our head office in Loughborough – the perfect base to serve the Midlands and UK wide.”

Notable projects completed by Addison Hunt include the Abbey Meadows residential development in Leicester – which forms part of Leicester’s waterside regeneration – comprising of 98 homes and saw the transformation of a redundant manufacturing site. The development was marked a finalist for the ‘ProCon Leicestershire’ awards 2020-2021.

Collin said: “The level of activity in the construction industry remains strong which is positive for all involved and we plan to harness this as part of our growth strategy. We have experienced considerable, organic growth which we are very proud of and as a team we are looking forward to what the future holds for Addison Hunt.

“Myself and Chris are big advocates of the industry and passionate about quantity surveying as a career – we are keen to invest in our workforce. We pride ourselves on being supportive and flexible employers, always available to support and provide guidance.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to our team and to our clients who put their trust in us and return to us for their next projects.”