Ex-dragon targets property sector growth


-PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL BILL PHELPS JOINS JAMES CAAN TO HELP STIMULATE GROWTH IN THE SECTOR

-PROPERTY PROFESSIONAL AND SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR TEAM TARGET SMEs AS THE FUTURE  OF ECONOMIC GROWTH


Chartered surveyor, successful property manager, reputable construction consultant, and now partner to James Caan. Bill Phelps joins Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners, James Caan’s advisory and consultancy agency—assisting business owners in rapidly growing and realising the value of their companies. The firm acknowledges Bill’s expertise in property and construction and will support him as he advises SMEs in these sectors.

The sector clearly needs it, as the Office of National Statistics  recently reported shockingly little growth in property— with the Home Price Index increasing by a mere 1.4 per cent over the period in the 12 months to April 2012. Even more worrying for businesses in the industry: “the total volume of construction output in April 2012 is estimated to have been 8.5 per cent lower than in April 2011,” when the UK economy was back in recession.


 


As a leading director at Provelio Ltd, itself an SME specialising in property and estate management, Bill understands the needs and constraints placed on companies in today’s economic climate. With over 30 years experience in the construction and development sectors, Bill is not only a strong business developer but has built excellent relationships at senior level in many organisations.
Originally qualifying as a chartered surveyor, he joined a young construction consultancy and helped build the business from £2m to £16m turnover resulting in a successful £11m sale.


As a successful SME coach and consultant, Bill is an obvious partner for James who has long been a proponent of providing practical growth strategies to businesses.


With the support of James Caan and Hamilton Bradshaw’s Venture Partners, Bill will aid client companies by providing them with a continuous structured performance improvement programme. Bill will become an integral part of the company; he will provide day-to-day advice on structure, governance, marketing and teamwork.


James and Bill are currently recruiting small and medium sized enterprises in the UK with a similar passion for advancing, and advancing within, the property and construction industries. The current economic climate separates out those with the real drive to succeed—these companies will really benefit from this partnership.

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