We decided to make the bold move of starting Archco Developments in 2007. A bold move indeed as this was when the property market (along with the rest of the economy) took a turn for the worst. When many others where avoiding this industry we decided it was a good time to start buying run down properties, most of which from auction.
Fortunately, this worked out well for us, and helped us build the skilled and reliable team of trades people that we still use today. In 2009 we decided it was time to take the next step and start looking for plots of land that we thought had development potential for new build residential properties.
We quickly found here at Archco that this proved to be our speciality. With our trained eye, knowledge and research capabilities, and the many industry contacts we now have, acquiring land, achieving planning and going on to build high quality homes is our forte. We are still active in the renovation of period properties as this is a real passion of ours, and in a country with as much heritage as England these need to be preserved. However, we have now pushed Archco even further into the realms of property development embarking on developments of apartments, commercial units, and social housing, all of which we feel are crucial elements in the development and growth of our company, and what is needed to help boost the economy.
Our efforts in this area where recognised in the 2015 inaugural edition of the Fortuna 50 published by the financial Times.This index represents the UK’s fastest growing female-led small business’s.
We were proud to make it to number 2 on this list, and even prouder when we reached number 1 in the 2016 edition. We then went on to receive a letter from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, congratulating us on our success. It was wonderful to be recognised, and this only encourages us further to keep growing our business, and to keep providing unique and inspiring new developments.Please continue to follow our progress via our website as this is our platform for showcasing all our property projects.