Our History

2008

Beach Baker launches as a specialist Property and Town Planning recruitment firm in Bristol, by co-founder Rupert Stuart-Baker.

With our first few months we won a retained search mandate with St Modwen for a Development Manager and Planning Manager and made Beach Baker's very first placement with Lambert Smith Hampton in Bristol!

2009

Increased revenue by 77%.

Retained by a privately owned rural estate to secure a Rural Estates Director based in Gloucestershire.

Secured a Town Planning Director in Bristol for Savills to start their new town planning department.

Other successful campaign includes St Modwen, JLL, DTZ, Barton Willmore and Carter Jonas.

2010

Expanded to service our clients in Leeds, Manchester and Northern England.

Fee revenue increases 78%

2011

London service launched to partner with our dynamic clients in London & the South East.

Bristol office establishes the Building Surveying, Project Management and Quantity Surveying division, led by Matthew Clackson.

Fee revenue grows 46%.

2012

Fee revenue jumps by 81% compared to 2011.

Began sponsoring the Bristol Property Agent's Association charity boules tournament as the main sponsor with over 150 people attending. 

Retained to secure a Property Director for a regional Property & Development Company with a final salary of £138,000.

2013

Client base expands with a number of global Real Estate and Town Planning consultancies signing preferred supplier agreements with Beach Baker. Fee revenue expands by 30% compared with 2012.

Leanne Stagg joins as Office Manager.

2014

Fee revenue grew by 67% in one of the biggest jumps in headcount and business expansion.

Retained by BNP Paribas Real Estate to secure a Capital Markets Director in Bristol.

Placed £96,000 Project Management Director with a client-side leisure operator.

2015

The new Queen Square office opens in Bristol. Fee revenue grows another 10%.

The team raised £675 for The Children's Trust through competing in the JLL Property Triathlon.

Retained by a prestigious London developer to secure a Property Director with a £275,000 package.

2016

Over £2,000 raised for Great Western & London Air Ambulance.

Retained by a global institutional property company to recruit a Development Director with salary of £167,500. 

2017

Retained by a leading property consultancy to successful place a £86,000 Lease Consultancy Director in London.

Placed an Asset Management Director with a private property company in Hampshire with a salary of £108,000.

Retained by a mixed use institutional developer to find an Acquisition Director with a salary of £100,000.

2018

Retained to secure an Acquisition Director for an institutional residential developer in London with a salary of £120,000.

Secured a campaign to find £90,000 Project Management Director for a leading property consultancy.

2019

Growth of Birmingham and Midlands service to clients. 

Bristol paddle boarding SUP champions!

Retained by a large corporate in the pharmaceutical sector to recruit an Estates Director with an agreed salary of £90,000. 

2020

January 2020, Rupert Stuart-Baker becomes Managing Director and full owner.

New office opens to provide collaborative working environment with an on-site gym, outdoor roof terraces and excellent meeting and networking spaces. 

Highlights include: retained to recruit a Town Planning Director for a land promotion company in the Midlands with a salary of £95,000. 

More highlights including successful assignments with Knight Frank, Cushman & Wakefield, Gleeds, University of Bristol, Barton Willmore, Greystar and Mapp to name a few. 

2021

Core values and business objectives updated .

Dan Cole joins the team as Managing Consultant for Town Planning & Rural.

Bristol Property Agent's Association Boules Plate Champions 2021.

Accepted into The Association Of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

Retained by a private property company to recruit a regional Asset Management Director with a salary of £90,000. 

2022

Expansion of Retained search and digital marketing services. 

Matthew Clackson promoted to Director and Dan Cole promoted to Associate Director. 

Awarded APSCo Gold Certification for recruitment standards.