Dorset-based AJC Group is a finalist in the 2023 South Coast Property Awards, for five categories. The Awards are run by Surrey-based publication The Business Magazine, and judged by a selection of highly experienced industry experts.
AJC Group has been shortlisted for Residential Development of the Year for The Sloop in Poole; Sustainable Development of the Year for a scheme of move-on homes for the homeless, located on Herbert Avenue in Poole; Young Property Person of the Year for Managing Director Seb Janes; Workplace Environment of the Year; and for Housebuilder of the Year, which the firm won in 2022.
The 16 awards showcase best practice across the residential and commercial property sectors along the South Coast. The various categories recognise excellence in housebuilding and developing, dealmaking, architecture, surveying, and commercial and retail property. The event will take place on Thursday 8th June, at the Hilton Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Sponsors of the event include Amiri, CoStar, Lloyds Bank, Lester Aldridge, and Dutton Gregory Solicitors. Hosting the event will be stand-up comedian, actor and presenter, Hal Cruttenden.
David Cracklen, Director of AJC Group, said: “We are thrilled to hear that we have been shortlisted for five categories at the South Coast Property Awards, and particularly once again for Housebuilder of the Year. Last year, we won both Housebuilder of the Year and the Fast-Rising Property Business of the Year award, which was a brilliant result and helped to raise our profile across the region. In all five categories for this year’s event, we are up against some great regional and national housebuilders, so the competition is going to be tough.”
“The whole ethos of this business is to increase the provision and quality of affordable and sustainable housing across the Wessex region, so to be recognised by the South Coast Property Award judges is a credit to the work of the entire in-house team and our trusted consultants. We look forward to the event in June, when we can all celebrate the achievements of the regional property industry.”
In the five years since AJC Group was established, the rapidly growing housebuilder has tripled its turnover, profit, and team. The founding trio of directors has grown to a multi-disciplined team of over 35 professionals, with AJC Group receiving a national accreditation from Investors In People in 2022. The affordable housing specialist was then crowned Housebuilder of the Year and Fast-Rising Property Company of the Year at The Business Magazine’s 2022 South Coast Property Awards. The company recently won Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the 2023 Insider South West Property Awards, and is also a 2023 Property Week RESI Awards finalist.
Six sites are currently under construction by AJC Group, including a development in the village of Okeford Fitzpaine near Blandford Forum in rural Dorset. Live projects on Lindsay Road, The Sloop, and Herbert Avenue, are all located in Poole, while The Sonnet apartment scheme is in Bournemouth. The firm has also recently started construction at one of its largest projects, which will deliver 57 affordable houses and apartments for Aster Group within the former Dorchester Brewery regeneration scheme.