It seems not that long ago, but Castledene was started by our Managing Director John Paul from his back bedroom in August 2008. Not a lot of people know but John was a mixed martial artist and was competing professionally. He had a small portfolio of his own properties and wanted to start a small agency that would look after his portfolio whilst he was always training and competing in America. It didn’t turn out how he expected! The company grew very fast and within 2 years Castledene was managing nearly 200 properties. In August 2010 John purchased Interlet North East based in Seaham, which also managed around 200 properties and has since grown the business to over 350 properties in and around the Seaham area. From then on the company has gone from strength to strength and has grown amidst a major recession. We now employ 45 staff, manage close to 2000 properties and have 6 branches with more on the way. The growth and success is a testament to the companies values and belief – “Be Better” Always striving to be the best in whatever we do, we are always looking to improve and always innovating so that the customer benefits.