Having met at school at the age of 11, Richard and James have been friends ever since. 22 years later they have decided to combine their skill and experiences gained in the varied world of property market to create TARGET FIFTY. The aim of taking property services to an unparalleled level in terms of professionalism, reliability and level of service.
From leaving school Richard and James took very different career paths. However the principals and ambition of delivering of exceptional service installed in them during their early working years is a key constant between them both. These values are one of the principal foundations of TARGET FIFTY. Together their strong customer service focus, and good work ethic has set Richard and James up for the challenges ahead with establishing a successful business and pushing forward with their ambitious plans.
The Journey so Far
Richard currently also, runs his own high quality, custom kitchen and bathroom installation firm. He has built up his business, Royal Town Bathrooms and Kitchens for over 10 years, gradually adding more staff, expanding his services to clients and undertaking ever more adventurous and creative projects. With later adding an interior design service, Royal Town Bathrooms is going from strength to strength building its reputation across the West Midlands region. In contrast to Richards route of learning a trade, James has experience working in professional roles in the property and construction market. Having worked for his family’s property and construction companies from an early age he knew this experience was invaluable At the start of his career James worked for 6 years as a trainee Quantity Surveyor within a traditional consultancy and successfully completed a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying. He also gained experience of larger scale new build, refurbishment and planned and reactive maintenance contracts. His next step on the corporate career ladder was a move to a global construction consultancy which gave him the opportunity to work for larger blue chip clients and also it is where he successfully gained his RICS Chartership. Not being satisfied with reaching this landmark, James through a further career move has now gained 8 years hands on Project Management experience within the hospitality and leisure sector for national hotel and restaurant operators. Along with working he took on distance learning to gain a MBA in Construction and Real Estate giving him the management and strategic skills to compliment his technical project skills.
With their combined experience, skills, contacts and industry knowledge, Richard and James knew they could successfully offer this joint expertise to the ever demanding world of property. And so TARGET FIFTY was born!