A HAMPSHIRE firm of chartered surveyors is celebrating its silver anniversary this year and is hoping to celebrate by expanding, McAndrew Martin is looking to hire new staff and increase its residential and commercial work as the firm celebrates its 25th year of business.

Managing director Bill McAndrew said: “We are set to work on a new children’s services unit on the Isle of Wight, undertake stone repairs and restoration at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy and provide services to the troops returning from active duty abroad.

The Portsmouth-based firm enjoyed its best-ever year in 2013, posting an increase in turnover of 40 per cent.