APAM was recently featured in Greater Manchester Business Week as the winner of the award for fastest growing small business in the Manchester area. Here’s an excerpt from the publication. See the full coverage in Greater Manchester Business Week >
Firms building their future
The north west’s fastest growing companies have been honoured. The Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 2017 highlighted the success of the region’s expanding firms.
The companies are all from the Greater Manchester Business Week’s circulation area, which reaches across the north west, and have all seen their turnovers grow over the last three years whilst remaining pro table in each of those years.
The firms which were unveiled in the Fastest 50 A-Z list were invited to celebrate their achievements with business leaders at an event held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, where the overall winners of the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 were revealed…
Manchester-based APAM, a UK real estate asset and investment manager, won the award for fastest growing small business.
The giants of growth in 2017
Winners of the small business category APAM were delighted with their victory. The UK real estate asset and investment manager has offices in Manchester and London, with a Trafford Park HQ.
It has invested over £730m into UK investment opportunities on behalf of its joint venture partners and has over £2bn worth of assets under management and/or sold.
Lifting the award were director Alex Russell, senior asset manager Peter Owen and financial controller John Slater.
Having set up six years ago APAM manage a number of assets for private investors and banks solely in the UK market.
Clients include investment advisor Varde, Patron and Britannia Investment.
Asked how they have grown so quickly, Owen said: “I think we have responded to a number of different economic changes.
“Initially we spent a lot of time with the banks and building relationships with investors. We then spoke
to overseas investors to promote Manchester as a wider region.
“It is very popular as a destination at the moment which makes it a desirable place to invest.
“The increase in direct flights from Manchester Airport and the prevalence of the football teams helps with that too.
“There is a lot of opportunity and room to grow in Manchester compared to other cities.”
APAM employ 44 staff and are happy to stick with their impressive growth trajectory.
Asked about plans going forward Owen said: “We plan to keep growing and keep looking for the best talent around.”
Director Russell added: “We will continue to do what we do best.
“We are constantly attracting investors and once we do start that relationship we strive to retain them and do the best for our clients.”
See the full coverage in Greater Manchester Business Week >