Broking Success - Stonebridge Corporate: Building fast

Ben Burford and Paul Beck

In 2005, Ben Burford and Richard Evans decided to make it on their own by setting up their own brokerage, Stonebridge Corporate. Burford was only 27 at the time and was previously a sales manager at Giles' Croydon office; he also helped to set up the consolidator's Crawley branch. Evans had also previously worked at Giles.

Burford says: "It was now or never and I took the opportunity. I have a bit of money and compromised on taking some clients."

The sales duo managed to double the size of its

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