"Our partnership agreement instantly enables us to grow the property development arm and will improve us further as a construction company."
A family firm of builders that has quietly grown its business to a current workforce of more than 60 people, with a fleet of 35 vans, has struck a partnership deal with an acclaimed development business.
Chris Shaw, 37, founder and CEO of Manchester firm EveryTrade shook hands on the partnership agreement with Emperor Holdings after agreeing terms with managing director Alex Riddick.
Riddick, 29, began growing a portfolio of properties in the student property market in 2016 after identifying opportunities within the HMO sector in Liverpool, while Shaw, who changed business direction in 2008, swapping a successful career in media for the construction industry, says that EveryTrade had seen the opportunity with Emperor having tracked their growth for 12 months.
He said: “Emperor Holdings produce award-winning schemes and occupy an enviable position in the student market. Our partnership agreement instantly enables us to grow the property development arm and will improve us further as a construction company. Alex’s skills, especially in the automation process of growing a property business, were a major factor in striking up this partnership.”
Riddick has always been intent on improving with every project completed and initially spotted Chris on social media and was instantly impressed with EveryTrade’s work and their portfolio of clients. Shaw continued: “We have invested time and effort on social platforms about growing a business model using retained tradesmen, investing in office infrastructure and management, our customer service and support teams and our ‘supermarket of trades’ that includes our own architectural technicians. We have put a lot of detail into the business strategy, right down to every member of the team wearing a uniform. It is all about representing the professional face of the building industry.”
Having already invested a substantial six figure sum into EveryTrade over the past decade, Shaw plans to add a further 50 employees to the business over the next two years, bringing the team to a sizeable 110 in 2023.
For Riddick, the 50-50 partnership is a reflection of the strategy he implemented for Emperor Holdings after completing his second property deal. He says, “From that scheme onwards, my vision was to scale the business and two schemes later I met Chris. It was good timing because of the market opportunities and my plan, like Chris’s, to remove ourselves from day-to-day site business long term. EveryTrade’s infrastructure was an attractive prospect too, enabling us to further evolve our property development business, initially over a five year plan through their building capacity.”
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