The family has a long history of being involved in property in the North East. Hastie Burton founded his own building firm in July 1904 before later incorporating Hastie D. Burton Ltd in 1927 during which time he built properties on a number of well-known streets including The Broadway, Millfield Gardens, Millview Drive and Queensway. Hastie also served as the Mayor of Tynemouth before passing on the reigns of Hastie D. Burton Ltd to his son, Dan and then Garry.
Hastie D. Burton Ltd was sold in 2007 to Northern Bear leading to the creation of Burton Collingwood Ltd as owner and landlord of the properties. The majority of the properties managed today remain those built by Hastie, Dan and Garry!
Garry has now been joined by his two sons – Peter and Christopher, the fourth generation of Burton’s who are both looking forward to the future progression of the firm.
In addition to Burton Collingwood Ltd, other companies include Church Way Investments Ltd and Murton Farm Estate Ltd which were formed in 2003 and 1944 respectively.
Church Way Investments have both commercial and residential properties based in North Shields whilst Murton Farm Estate are farmers with a small caravan site for storage of caravans.