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1837              

William Raffety establishes Raffety & Son trading in High Wycombe as cabinet makers, upholsterers and home furnishers, decorators and agents.

1910              

Raffety & Son merges with London based firm, Hamnetts, becoming Hamnett Raffety.

1935              

Aitchisons is formed by Robert Aitchison who opens their first office in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

1982             

Hamnett Raffety merges with Buckland & Son to create the new company of Raffety Buckland.

1989              

Sale to TSB Bank and Aitchison Raffety becomes Aitchison Raffety Buckland.    

1997               

Aitchison Raffety Group is formed at the time of the management buyout.  Comprising the core Commercial Property Services business, Town Planning and several estate agency branches, which trade as Aitchisons.

2001               

Aitchison Raffety Buckland opens an office in London.

2003              

Milton Keynes office opens.

2007              

Barton Rix joined the Aitchison Raffety Group.

2009              

Hitchin-based firm, Tomlinson Quin, joins the Group.

2015              

Aitchison Raffety opens its Birmingham city centre office.

Today            

The Group has 160 staff spread across 12 UK offices.

 

 

  • 1935 Berkhamsted

  • 1982 Raffety Buckland

  • 1995 London

  • 1997 Group is formed