Spicerhaart turnover up by £24.1 million

Latest accounts filed at Companies House showed that group turnover at Spicerhaart increased by 21% last year, largely reflecting the surge in transactions caused by post-lockdown demand.

Gross turnover went up £24.1m from £115.5m to £139.6m for the year ending December 2021, with homeowners making the most of the Stamp Duty holiday.

Turnover in the group's Estate Agency division increased by 31% from £39.1m to £51.0m, though the second half of the year was slower, exacerbated by the industry-wide conveyancing capacity issues resulting in it taking longer to get sales and mortgages through.

Financial Services increased by 29% from £31.6m to £40.8m – thanks in part to the increase in transactions but also to the growth in advisor numbers.

Recent investment in Land and New Homes, and continued growth in the pipeline of contracted developments, delivered a 21% increase in turnover, from £3.0m to £3.7m.

Lettings, meanwhile, went up 4% from £29.8m to £30.9m, largely driven by the growth in tenancies under management.

The remaining areas of the Group increased from £12.0m to £13.2m, with surveying income increasing by 13%, reflecting the increased volumes delivered in a buoyant market. 

During the year, the Spicerhaart group took the opportunity to reinvest millions of pounds back into the business to grow capacity in Estate Agency, Lettings and Financial Services including the number of Partners in order to expand its geographic coverage.

CEO Paul Smith said: “Having spent the last two years operating in an unprecedented environment, our employees have shown, and continue to show, a passion and commitment to our company which is hugely important as we progress on our strategic journey. 

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all our staff for their hard work, flexible approach during challenging times and continued commitment to client service.”