Adderstone Group

Dr. Ian Baggett BSc., PhD., FRGS

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Ian Baggett is the CEO and founder of Adderstone Group.


Ian’s first development was funded in 1994 with £2,000 inheritance and a £13,000 loan from Northern Rock secured against his undergraduate dissertation on the geography of student accommodation in Durham.

Adderstone Group is now the largest privately-owned property investment, development and construction business in the North East of England.

An independent report recently published by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners Limited confirmed that Adderstone Group owns or has developed 1,310,366 sq. ft of commercial floor space, created 17,690 supply chain jobs, contributed £443m GVA economic output and that 2,691 people now live in homes developed by the Group. £495,502 has been contributed to good causes via the Adderstone Foundation*.

Prior to focussing full time on building the Adderstone Group, Ian served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy, became a published author and completed a PhD in geopolitics. 

Ian’s successful track record and unique experience across a range of sectors (military, academia and business) has seen him become a major asset to the Boards at both OpenWorks Engineering Limited and Turbo Power Systems Limited.


*Independent research carried out by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners Limited to December 2018.


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