Business expands into town centre

A number opf new jobs have been created after an estate agent opened a new branch in Billingham town centre.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:38 pm
Pictured are, from left, Andrew Wilkinson, Connect Property North East, Russell Hartshorn, Northgate MD, Katy Hall, Northgate consultant, Lee Simpson, Northgate director, Tony Donnelly, St Modwen Billingham town centre manager.

Northgate, an independent, family-run business with its head office in Darlington, has based its latest outlet at number eight Town Square.

In excess of five new employees will join the existing team at the 800sq ft unit opposite Iceland and Asda.

Since being established in 2005, Northgate has expanded with additional offices in Newton Aycliffe and the West End of Darlington before joining Aldi, Co-op Funeral Services and Costa Coffee in Billingham town centre.

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Russell Hartshorn, Northgate MD, said: “We are delighted and excited to open our new Teesside office in Billingham town centre.

“The new branch is run by Lee Simpson and Katy Hall, both from Billingham, while the rest of the team all started their careers in the town, so have a wealth of experience and local knowledge.”

Andrew Wilkinson, of Connect Property North East (CPNE) said: “Northgate is an established regional estate agent and we are delighted that they have invested in Billingham including carrying out a fantastic shop fit in the Town Square.

“They are a welcome addition to the town centre’s existing retail line up and this continues a run of new retail openings including Aldi and Co-op Funeral Services this year delivered with our joint letting agents Colliers.”

Robert Richardson, asset and development manager at St Modwen, which owns and manages the site, said: “We are delighted to welcome Northgate as the latest addition to Billingham town centre. Northgate is a successful North-East business and will offer added further diversity to the existing retail offering.”