Property consultancy Bidwells hails record annual income at Scottish division

Property consultancy Bidwells, which has its Scottish divisional HQ in Perth, has hailed record annual turnover despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scotland managing partner Finlay Clark has led Bidwells’ Scottish division to achieve record turnover in 2020 despite the global pandemic.

The 180-year-old property business said 2020 had been challenging but thanks to a “focus and belief” in its chosen key markets, the Scottish arm had achieved its budgeted turnover, recording a figure of £5.46 million at the year end.

Bidwells’ Scottish division has doubled in size since 2010 and in 2019 moved its head office to a new premises at Broxden House in Perth while adopting a “fully agile working environment”.

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Scotland managing partner Finlay Clark said: “It has been a difficult year for many in lots of different ways but our business adapted phenomenally well.

“Home working commenced and budgets were re-cast in Q1 but we are very happy to report that we fulfilled our original budget and achieved 3 per cent fee growth on our 2019 result.

“Being at the forefront of the energy and renewables, forestry, estate management, planning and strategic development sectors has meant that we have achieved a great result as these markets have remained on course with our strategic business plan. In addition, we have embraced a surge in demand for our specialist rural estate agency services.

“We are continuing to expand our forestry, strategic development and energy and renewables teams to meet client and market demand.”

He added: “It truly is exciting times for us, gilded by our recent win of a seven-year contract to continue our management of Crown Estate Scotland’s coastal portfolio.”

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