Hazells Celebrates 25 Years
It is 25 years ago that George Hazell established the original business of George Hazell & Co with Pat Milbourne. From the beginning the firm provided the services of chartered surveyors to both the commercial and residential property markets. Located in converted former school premises on Short Brackland from its inception Hazells has always had a town centre presence. A second office opened in Watton in the mid-1990s before relocating at a later date to Thetford. Jonathan Lloyd joined George as a consultant in 1997 before then becoming a partner in 1999. During the early noughties the business expanded rapidly before in mid-2005, like a phoenix, Hazells arose from the ashes of a devastating fire in February which saw their recently refurbished offices completely ruined. For six months the firm operated from premises in Hillside Business Park and made a welcomed return to Short Brackland later that summer. In July 2007 the partnership was converted to a company and from 1st January 2008 the Company re-branded as Hazells Chartered Surveyors, whilst a “sister” company George Hazell & Co continued to flourish in Thetford concentrating on the disposal of plant and machinery. The company continues to grow and goes from strength to strength on both sides of the business. The commercial department comprises Jonathan Lloyd and Richard Pyatt who was recently appointed as a director. The residential department comprises Jane Sewell and Chris Oakes as Residential Property managers, Christine Brown who deals with general admin and repairs co-ordination and Carole Wilson is the Accounts manager for both departments. Hazells are delighted and deeply thankful to all their clients throughout their 25 years, including a number who have been with them for the full 25 years. Strong roots have been established within the firm as it looks forward to the next 25 years working hard within the heart of Bury St Edmunds property market. Look out for our 25 year birthday celebrations through out the year – we look forward to celebrating with you.