Jeremy Newman

Partner, Newman Commercial

"Colchester offers the ideal location with excellent access"

How would you best describe your organisation and it values?

Newman Commercial are an independent firm of property consultants based in Colchester with a specific emphasis on providing all our clients a personal, professional and pro-active service.

When did your organisation begin and how has it evolved to date?

Newman Commercial was formed in March 1996 and from small beginnings evolved to become one of Colchester’s leading commercial property consultancies. In August 2017 Newman Commercial merged with the Fenn Wright Group to provide an even greater width of professional services we can offer.

How big is the organisation now?

There are over 140 staff actively involved in residential, commercial and professional property advice within the Fenn Wright Group of companies it makes us one of the largest and most diverse property consultancies within the region.

How do you see your organisation evolving over the next five years?

We expect to see the company expand into other areas within Essex and Suffolk with the aim to become the largest property advisor within the area.

What are the advantages of being a Colchester-based organisation?

Colchester offers the ideal location from which to run our business as it is centrally located within Essex and Suffolk with excellent access to London, Stansted Airport, the east coast ports and the national motorway network.

What are the biggest challenges for businesses in Colchester?

Managing growth in a sustained way. We need to see continued investment in the transport infrastructure in particular, in order to make ease of movement a priority for businesses.

As the town expands, what opportunities does this create for business and for the town generally?

With Colchester being one of the fastest growing areas within the UK, businesses will benefit from a large local catchment of highly qualified personnel capable of working within their businesses.

Which of the four key themes promoted by Colchester Ambassadors is the most important to you and why?

They are all equally important as we need to have a vibrant town to attract the most talented and skilled workers, in order to support our businesses and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.