Solicitors grow as property prices improve

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A Blackpool solicitors has completed an expansion as the UK’s Commercial Property sector continues to enjoy a boom.

Blackhurst Budd has promoted Craig Aikman of the property team to director, incorporating business development as part of his role.

It follows two years of major restructuring for the Edwards Street firm which now has the largest property team on the Fylde Coast.

Craig, who joined Blackhurst Budd from Napthens in 2014, said: “I am delighted to have been appointed director of such a forward-thinking firm that has great client service and an unrivalled level of staff expertise at its core.

“These are exciting times in commercial property which you can see from the number of new businesses opening right here in Blackpool and across the Fylde Coast. We have recruited additional staff to service the significantly increased workload and I feel our client service and expertise, coupled with a renewed confidence in the Fylde Coast market, is behind that.”

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has reported prices are rising and that 43 per cent more surveyors are seeing a rise in demand for industrial space.