We are thrilled to announce that we have scooped the coveted title of ‘Property Firm of the Year’ at the Lancashire Business Awards 2012 run by leading lobbying group and business club, Downtown in Business.

The awards, now in their 5th year attracted entries from the biggest firms in the region with candidates having to meet exacting criteria in the application process which was judged by some of the most esteemed businessmen and women in the region. Beating off stiff competition from Conlon Construction, Eric Wright, F. Parkinson and Shepherds, our very own Brent Forbes said: “Petty’s has continued to expand and punch above its weight in a declining credit crunch market and this award is in recognition of our continued success, recruitment drive and recent expansion into other economically active areas such as Preston and Leeds.”

Despite difficult trading conditions, Petty’s continues to buck the trend and we saw an office in Preston open in 2011 and the latest in Leeds in October this year.  These new offices complement the opening in Manchester a couple of years ago and the four satellite offices we have in Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle and London which now gives us national reach while enabling us to become a leading player in the Commercial property consultancy field.

Frank McKenna, Chief executive of Downtown in Business said: “It has been a challenging period for the business community, but Lancashire firms, like Petty’s, has demonstrated resilience, commitment and innovation to ensure that the Red Rose County continues to boast a thriving private sector that offers quality and value for money across a range of sectors.”