Over the years, Chris has worked with several ‘high calibre’ business partners to facilitate the ‘delivery’ of numerous residential and commercial developments of real quality. The following are of particular significance to Chris, all of whom are trusted business partners, with credibility and standing:-


Trevor is the Chairman of Helios Real Estate UK, a major investment and property development company in the UK and Europe. Over the past 20 years or so, Helios have developed in excess of 10 million sq. ft of hotel, residential, university student homes and office space, with the 1.1million sq. ft Zagreb Logistics Park, Germany, being their largest one-off development.

Trevor has over 30 years of experience in the property field and knows the business. He and Helios have worked closely with Chris on several commercial and housing projects over the past 20 years, including Wynyard Park, Discovery Park and Flaxby Park.


Northumberland Estates (NE) are a UK based company with significant investments in commercial and residential property development and management, as well as more traditional enterprises, such as farming, forestry and tourism.

Chris sold a large part of Wynyard Business to the company in 2015 but retained a 50% share in acreage for future JV development – at present, Chris and his long-standing partner, Trevor Cartner, together with NE, are in the process of creating a 2million sq. ft structure for Amazon.

The logistic, warehousing and distribution centre is due to be complete by late 2022 and will employ over 3,000 people when fully operational.


Martin Corney has over 30 years of experience of residential and commercial property development, having a reputation of being able to see the big picture and deliver complex projects in quick time.

Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA), own Teesside International Airport and are part of a JV partnership with JC Musgrave Capital and Theakston Land, in relation to the development and delivery of a new Business and Logistics Park on 270 acres of land on the south side of the airport. Further details can be viewed at the TEESSIDE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT section of this website.

The respective companies of Chris and Martin are also partners of DCS Industrial Ltd, which now has a 90% shareholding of Teesworks. Further detail can be viewed at the TEESWORKS section of this website.


Fiera Real Estate (FRE) was previously known as Palmer Capital which was founded in 1992, by Ray Palmer, who has vast experience in financial investment, as well as the purchase and sale of commercial land and property. FRE, with Ray at the helm now manages more than £815million on behalf of several ‘high end’ clients.

Chris and Ray worked closely on the Discovery Park project, which was a huge success.


Dame Ann Gloag is the co-founder of Stagecoach, the national transport company, and is one of the most successful businesswomen in the UK. Dame Ann has worked closely with Chris on a number of property developments and land sales, including a large land sale in Kent and plans to develop Flaxby Park, a disused 380 acre golf course on the outskirts of Harrogate.