Our journey started with a laptop in a Darlington living room in 2006. A lot has changed since then and we now employ over 40 staff across five offices throughout County Durham.
Venture Properties is founded with a laptop, a mobile phone and a lot of determination in a Darlington living room.
Venture moves to its new office and branches out in to sales, joining forces with local estate agent Manager, Carl, and his close-knit team.
We open our second office, Chester-le-Street, headed up by Lynne.
Three years later, Julie opens up branch number 3 in Crook.
Our Durham City branch, with Todd as Director, opens as our fourth office.
It's a double whammy this year for us. We open office number 5 in Cockerton Village, Darlington.
Almost £4000 is raised in our most successful Macmillan Coffee Morning yet.
Venture launches its first hilarious Christmas video. It went down a storm and had thousands of likes on social media.
Community is important to us. We sponsored the Northern Echo's Local Heroes awards for the second year running.
Venture raises over £20,000 in 'Tour de Branch' charity bike rides, starting in Chester-le-Street and visiting all of our offices before completing the gruelling 41-mile challenge and finishing in our Head Office in Darlington. Charities we raised money for included the Great North Air Ambulance Service, Alzheimer's Society and Deerness Kennels.
We outgrow our Crook office and move to a larger premises on the market place in the centre of town.
We launch our new website.
We're an award-winning estate agent and here's the proof. This year we won the Best Estate Agent Guide 2023 for Sales and Lettings for the entire company. This award goes alongside the following that we've won in previous years:
2018-19 – British Property Awards Gold Winner ‘Letting Agent in North East’.
2019-20 – British Property Awards Gold Winner ‘Sales Agent in Chester-le-Street'.
2019-20 – British Property Awards Gold Winner ‘Letting Agent in Durham’.
2020-21 - British Property Awards Gold Winner ‘Letting Agent in Darlington’.
2021 – Gold Award Winner for EA Masters, Durham office.
2022-23 - British Property Awards Gold Winner ‘Letting Agent in Durham’.
2022-23 - British Property Awards Gold Winner ‘Sales Agent in Chester-le-Street’.