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Client Testimonials

We appointed Stephen Brown of Dodds Brown to advise on our relocation from our historic UK manufacturing base in Yarm Road, Stockton.  Utilising his specialist knowledge of both the market and the geographic area we successfully acquired a site suitable for our new state of the art £9M facility on Durham Lane.  During this element of the project Stephen extensively advised upon the development and procurement of our site, including playing a key role in negotiations with public bodies for financial and other assistance.  

As a business we work to demanding time scales, looking for flexibility from our partners with a responsive and commercial perspective, Stephen delivered on all fronts working with the pressures  brought to bear providing comprehensive and real time advice.  His contribution to the project has significantly contributed to our on-site success so much so we have asked him to work with us in continuing to provide on-going advice relating to our future expansion and the disposal/development of our premises on Yarm Road, Stockton.

Stephen and his team therefore come highly recommended.

Mike Matthews

Managing Director - Europe




I have worked with Stephen Brown and Dodds Brown since the mid 1990’s on a variety of major regionally significant development projects, including the Teesdale Business Park, Stockton; the Hylton Retail Park, Sunderland; and the Middlehaven Office Development, Middlesbrough.

Often working in a difficult market Stephen and his team have  shown tenacity, acumen and an in-depth knowledge of the market, demonstrating a detailed understanding of occupiers and investors requirements.  Dodds Brown’s strength and experience has most recently been demonstrated with them successfully negotiating and structuring the complex transaction involving several key stakeholders in the sale of office building no. 2 on Middlehaven, Middlesbrough (40,000 sq ft) to Fabrick for their new Headquarters, in what can only be described as one of the most difficult property markets in modern times.

I have no hesitation in recommending both Stephen and his team going forward.

Philip Leech

Chief Executive

Terrace Hill Group Plc



Herondata have consulted Dodds Brown in excess of 20 years in respect of commercial property related matters, including valuation advice, landlord and tenant issues and the acquisition and sales of Teesside based property and have no hesitation in recommending their reliable, professional and friendly service.

Brian Harriman

Owner and Director

Herrondata Sales Limited



I contacted Stephen Brown of Dodds Brown when trying to locate a new building for my company within the Teesside area. 

Stephen listened to my requirements and was immediately able identify the suitable areas and potential properties that would satisfy our operational requirements, specifically pointing out a property he considered would be ideal. 

Within a matter of days inspections had been arranged and our relocation has now been completed.

I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Dodds Brown in terms of advice and guidance in relation to acquisition matters.

Peter O’Connor

Managing Director

Swagelok Teesside



I am delighted to recommend without hesitation the services of Stephen Brown of Dodds Brown LLP.

Stephen has provided invaluable detailed advice and in-depth local knowledge in assembling sites  and introducing ourselves to the relevant agencies and networks to facilitate and bring about this generationally significant project.  His professional advice has greatly assisted the project overall and more specifically, the Process and Port services end of our operation. 

Stephen identified the key sites suitable for us and has handled the complex negotiations, some of which involved river frontages, contamination and difficult ownership issues.  In addition he managed and worked with the various specialist engineers and legal teams necessary for these complex acquisitions. 

I have no hesitation in recommend Stephen and his team’s services.

William Woods


York Potash Ltd



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