The Stretton Property Group was set up in 1995 by Neil Lamont and Simon Chantler. It began its life as a strategic land investment company, buying up land on a freehold basis suitable for commercial planning permission, obtaining planning permission and then developing the commercial units to sell or to let. From 1995 to now, it has developed over 6 million square feet of commercial industrial and office property. It currently owns just over 1.5 million sq ft of industrial units which are tenanted.
Throughout its life, the group has evolved and spread into most of the main areas of property. From 2009 to 2011, the Stretton Property Group acquired 50% shares in three separate property companies each with different areas of expertise and asset spread. Between them, these companies specialise in Retail and Industrial development, Strategic land acquisition and Student accommodation.
Simon is the Executive Chairman and majority owner of Meadow Foods Holdings Limited, which is the largest independent dairy company in the UK. Under Simon’s direction, Meadow Foods has achieved compound growth of more than 8% since 1995 and now has a turnover of more than £450 million.
Simon is the funder behind the Stretton Property Group and is involved in all of the major strategic decisions of the company.
Neil has over 25 years of experience as both an agent and a developer. Neil is responsible for the larger strategic decisions of the Group.
Neil has a huge wealth of experience in developing property along with contacts in most of the major property development and Investment companies and sectors across the UK. With an insatiable appetite, Neil procures a large proportion of Stretton Property Groups deals.
Edward gained his experience at Savills in Manchester, where he graduated as a Chartered Surveyor obtaining his MRICS. He was recruited into the Stretton Property Group in January 2011.
Edward now manages the day-to-day aspects of the Group. His role includes input and involvement in the key investment making decisions within the group, liaison with the Joint Venture Partners and other Directors. In addition, Edward has responsibility for overseeing and implementing the Group’s strategy.
David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Baker Tilly in 2001, attaining fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2012. He has held senior financial positions across the property and leisure sectors, joining the Stretton Property Group in 2014.
David is responsible for the Group’s financial function and cashflow management, appraising new investment and development opportunities, and liaison with banks and professional services.
Andy heads up the strategic land arm of Stretton Property Group which includes a number of land investment opportunities across Cheshire and the North West.