38 year old Stephen Beech of Beech Holdings has won the prestigious EN Property Entrepreneur of the Year Award at The Mere Golf & Spa Resort in Knutsford.
Speaking of the support his business has received from F&P, Stephen (right, below) said “The relationship we have with F&P has been invaluable to the development of the business to date. We are a fast growing organisation which is acquiring and developing city centre accommodation, so having funders who understand our business and react quickly is essential. Working closely with the business, F&P have proved time and again that they are capable of delivering the funding we want through their P2P network in a quick and efficient manner”.
Following the award win Stephen, whose company takes unloved city centre buildings and turns them into residential apartments, said 2016 has so far been a “pivotal” year in the Beech Holdings story. He said: “It’s a real honour to win this award as I’m fully aware of the people who have received this accolade in previous years.
“Beech Holdings, the parent company of Beech Construction, Beech Properties and Manchester Apartments, is going through a period of strong growth and has a gross development pipeline of over £150m. We invested £1m in new headquarters for our 90 members of staff on Oxford Street this summer and were lucky enough to have Manchester Council Chief Executive Sir Howard Bernstein speak at our launch party.” He added that next year will be another big 12 months for Beech Holdings.
“We will continue with our aim of becoming the biggest and best residential landlord in Manchester by collectively pushing to buy, build, let then manage more significant city centre buildings containing carbon neutral high end apartments.”
Stephen’s Property Entrepreneur of the Year win at the EN North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards comes after Beech Holdings was crowned the overall national winner of the 2016 Local Business Accelerators scheme earlier this year.