John Hillhouse formed John Hillhouse Properties 40 years ago when he initially purchased a site in Glasgow. The business has come a long way since then.
The original business plan was to sub-divide large industrial units of 10,000 square feet and above into smaller units of between 500 and 8,000 square feet. This range would attract and satisfy the needs of those down-sizing in times of economic sensitivity, whilst catering for the younger entrepreneur starting up his or her business.
John made sure that all his potential estates were within five miles of his Cambuslang headquarters, so he was personally able to vouch for their location and suitability.
The company has grown and now has seven industrial estates with approximately 100 industrial units complete with containers, compounds and ancillary services such as the siting of telecommunication masts and advertising boards.