Lincoln property agency Belvoir has reached a 20 year milestone in business.
The company, which started out as a ‘cottage industry’ run from a dining room table has continually expanded over the last two decades to include sales, lettings and a specialist student lettings department with over 300 offices nationwide.
Belvoir was founded by Paul Collins and his wife Sharon in 1996 when Paul retired from his post as a warrant officer at RAF Digby, after 22 years’ military service.
The Lincolnshire Business cover star Paul Collins said: “Leaving the security of a career in the armed forces and building a business from scratch into the size of business we have today is our proudest achievement.
“But there have been many challenges and changes along the way. Many of our long standing landlord and tenant clients have been the keystone to growth by spreading the word about our service through personal recommendations.
“Despite the many continuing challenges and changes that affect our business we view the future with optimism.
“As more changes in legislation are imposed on landlords, we believe that many who currently self-manage their properties will perhaps start to consider passing the increasing responsibility to professional agents such as ourselves.”