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Neil Hart Named in Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme

Neil Hart, group managing director of Bradley Hall has been named as a One To Watch in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme for 2022.

The programme, which is supported by The Times and now in its fifth year, celebrates those entrepreneurs that are growing the UK’s most successful and fast-growing medium-sized firms.

A record number of nominations – more than 750 – were received this year, proving that ambition is alive and well despite the challenges faced by increasing economic uncertainty.

The Ones to Watch are the business leaders destined for great things. Those who are making waves in their sectors, having a positive impact on their customers and employees, and who are the driving force behind tomorrow’s most successful medium-sized firms.

Operating across the North for 34 years, Bradley Hall is now one of the region’s most active property agencies, having topped the EGI North East letting and occupational sales ranking during the second quarter of 2022 and holding the Most Active Agents title for three years running.

With over 34 years of experience, nine offices and a full-service approach to property consultancy, Bradley Hall continues to a strong and professional reputation across the North. The firm specialises in services including: commercial agency; land, development, and new homes; professional management; property management; building surveying; estate agency; mortgages, and BH Planning and Design.

Neil Hart, group managing director of Bradley Hall said: “I started at Bradley Hall as a placement student in 2000 on a one-year industry placement from Northumbria University. After finishing my degree, I returned to the firm as a graduate surveyor, then a chartered surveyor, associate director, equity director, and group managing director.

“This is what our firm is about – nurturing talent, dedication, and passion to create industry leaders and specialists. This award win is a testament to our team – their hard work and dedication paired with a motivated, knowledgeable, passionate, and dynamic attitude is second to none and all of our achievements as a firm are a reflection of that.

“We aim to support local economy, business and communities with a full-service approach to residential and commercial property. Our vision is to work hand-in-hand with key organisations and people to support the ever-evolving built environment of the North, making it a consistently better place to live, work and socialise – and everything we do as a team helps us to achieve that.

“As a company, we have been proud to have worked on some of the most significant projects across the North including, the redevelopment of Sunderland City Centre, which will attract £1.554 billion of private and public money will be invested into the city by 2024, the introduction of STACK Newcastle and STACK Seaburn, as well as an ambitious property acquisition trail by The Inn Collection Group – the pubs with rooms company which recently sold for over £300m.

“Bradley Hall was a micro business that has changed, evolved, adapted and grown the last twenty years which I have been here, and I am proud to say that our team continue to push the boundaries to keep us going.”

John Garner, Managing Partner, LDC, added: “The volume and quality of submissions this year surpassed all of our expectations. We’ve been struck by the way business leaders have overcome challenges and adversity to run fast-growing and successful companies, proving that difficult circumstances can become the biggest driver of ambition.  This year’s Ones to Watch embody just that and they have really grabbed the judges’ attention with their success stories. Congratulations to all those featured – we look forward to seeing where they go next!”

You can find out more information on this year’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme here: