Durham-based firm DRC Consulting is making ambitious plans to grow in 2021 after moving to larger offices with support from Business Durham.
The firm, which provides expert management and consultancy support in areas including quantity surveying, project management and health and safety, recently moved to a ground floor office at Salvus House in Durham, managed by Business Durham.
The company, which was founded by Dean Crampton three years ago, was already based at the Business Durham office facility at Aykley Heads. But after several contract wins and the appointment of a new director to head up the Health and Safety division of the business, Dean and fellow director Neil Proctor decided the time was right to move to bigger offices within Salvus House to accommodate their plans for further growth in 2021.
Dean, who worked as a consultant in the construction industry for 11 years before launching DRC Consulting, said: “After the initial challenges that were presented to us during the first lockdown, we actually had a really good year and I think once we’d adapted to the changes brought about because of the coronavirus, it was very much business as usual for us.
“Towards the end of the year, we brought on board an apprentice quantity surveyor, Max, who is proving to be a real support to myself and Neil, and more recently we secured the services of Paul Foxton in October last year, who joined us as a director to head up the Health and Safety department, which has proved to be an area of growth for us.”
From launching, DRC Consulting has benefited from regular engagement with the team at Business Durham, and he and Neil believe the they have played a part in their growth.
Neil said: “Business Durham have been great, particularly the team at Salvus House who have supported us from the outset and have assisted with our move to bigger offices. The space we’re occupying now is perfect for us and gives us the room we need to continue to grow.”
Paul Foxton added: “I am very much looking forward to playing a key role in driving forward the growth of DRC Consulting, working alongside Dean, Neil and the team to achieve their rightly ambitious plans.”
DRC works with companies and organisations across a diverse range of sectors, including commercial and residential property, healthcare, heritage and manufacturing.
Sarah Slaven, Managing Director at Business Durham, said: “DRC Consulting is a real County Durham success story, having been launched just three years ago and now employing four people, with further plans to grow in the coming months.”
“A large part of their growth has been achieved in very challenging times, which is even more commendable. At Business Durham we pride ourselves on being much more than just a landlord, we work with our tenants to ensure they have access to the wide range of support on offer in the county helping to identify and facilitate growth opportunities. I’m delighted Business Durham has been able to assist DRC Consulting on their journey so far and look forward to supporting Dean, Neil and the team in the future.”