Bushells 70 Years Old and Still Going Strong

We look back at seven decades of history behind Chiswick estate agent

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Bushells is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, having started life in Chiswick in 1937 under the name Raymond Bushell & Co, adopted from the original founder of the company.

The Chiswick office was sold in 1981 to an independent investor with an interest in property who grew the business over the following 15 years and then sold in 1996 to the current owners.

Today Bushells is still privately owned and still prides itself on the original values of the company. Being independent it is able to offer complete impartiality and its staff are highly trained individuals who have a passion for the industry.

The Chiswick office is the company ‘flagship’ having been through extensive refurbishment at the end of last year. It is under the management of Tim Dalby-Quenet who has had significant success in establishing the business amongst the community in Chiswick. Earlier this year it was heavily involved with the Bedford Park Festival and the London Pride Cancer Charity Walk as well as working closely with Southfield School.

Tim Dalby Quenet, Manager of Bushells Chiswick commented, “We are proud to be 70 and to celebrate our heritage in this area. I still meet people who knew Raymond Bushell and I would love to have a chance to talk property with him – I bet he would have a few tales to tell. Not least, he would be astonished to see what has happened to the Chiswick property scene - having grown from a small suburb of London to being one of the most prestigious and highly priced districts in the capital today.

With 12 offices and more than 100 members of staff, Bushells is one of London’s leading independent estate agents. Offices are located in Balham, Battersea, Chiswick, Clapham, Dulwich, Fulham, Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Streatham.

September 7, 2007