Hartlepool lettings firm doubles in size as part of ambitious growth plans

A North-East residential lettings firm has doubled the size of its workforce as part of ambitious plans for sustained growth.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 4:22 pm
Kate Hellens

Hellens Residential – with offices in Wynyard and Washington – was created in 2012 by Hellens Group owners Kate Hellens and Gavin Cordwell-Smith to deliver a positive social impact with the cash surpluses generated from the construction, development, and manufacturing businesses which form the Hellens Group.

It currently manages 250 properties across the North East, offering affordable rent as well as rent-to-buy options for lower income families.

Hellens Residential was recently named as 2020’s fastest growing North-East firm in Ward Hadaway’s Fastest 50 Awards.

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It has doubled the number of employees at the firm in the past six months, adding six new starters to the team.

Kate Hellens, the firm’s managing director, said: “Hellens Residential has grown significantly over the last 18 months.

“Because of this growth, we’re delighted to have recruited six new people to our team and ensure we’re able to maintain the highest level of service for our customers.”

She added: “We’re particularly pleased to have recruited two apprentices and two individuals using the Government’s Kickstarter scheme.

"Supporting new opportunities and promoting employability goes to the heart of our ethos here at Hellens Residential.”

Hellens Residential is a registered provider of affordable homes and operates through the North East, Tees Valley and Yorkshire.

It develops its own new build houses, flats and bungalows which are made available for affordable rent, shared ownership lease/shared equity sale and on a rent to buy basis.