CHESTER-BASED building surveying and project management practice, Powell Williams, has come of age.

To celebrate the firm’s 21st anniversary, clients from some of the UK’s biggest investment funds joined Powell Williams’ surveyors at Chester Races for a fun-packed day.

The company, which has offices on Greyfriars, is also using the anniversary as a chance to refresh and rebrand its corporate identity with the launch of a new website and logo.

Andy Williams, lead partner in Chester, said: “Despite recent challenges for the property sector, we are pleased with a financial performance which saw us post a £1.4m turnover in the last financial year.

“We attribute this achievement, in part, to our successful retention of longstanding clients across all sectors including owners, occupiers and some of the UK’s biggest pension, investment and asset management funds.

“Our commercial strategy for the coming year is to go for growth, securing new clients and providing additional services where appropriate to existing clients.

“We believe that we can buck the trend of doom and gloom forecasts in the industry by developing services that match the real needs of our clients in a challenging economic climate.

“We hope that the new corporate identity will better reflect the dynamic and focused approach we take, the scope and quality of service we provide, and the clear and concise nature of our advice.”