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YORKSHIRE BUSINESS NEWS P ROPE RT Y A N D PL AC E S Caddick Group start the first phase of development on the £300m mixeduse scheme at Quarry Hill in Leeds. SOYO Leeds, will be part of the cultural quarter, with the six-acre site filled with bars, restaurants and new homes. Caddick Group’s Construction arm is overseeing the final phase of the new combined Rugby and Cricket stand, the Emerald Headingley Stadium in Headingley, Leeds.

WHEELIE GOOD Esh Construction recently completed the construction of Ravenscliffe High School’s Sixth Form College, opened by Lord Sebastian Coe and Hannah Cockroft MBE. The new facility is set alongside the existing Spring Hall Sports Track and will benefit students with special educational needs. Esh continue to see strong growth in the region with secured turnover into 2019 of upward of £25m split equally between commercial developments and social housing.

INV E STM E N T A N D G R OW T H Barclays has launched a new £500m growth fund for SMEs in the North of England as part of its commitment to support the Northern Powerhouse initiative and will inject investment into Yorkshire businesses. Launching the fund, Jes Staley, CEO said: “Barclays has been helping businesses across the

north to succeed since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and that is why I’m delighted to announce our £500m Northern Powerhouse Growth Fund.”

R A IS ING FU NDS Addleshaw Goddard has announced a new charity partnership with leading children’s charity NSPCC Leeds, aligning with the firm’s focus of ‘Unlocking Young Potential’. Simon Kamstra, Head of the Leeds office, adds: “As a firm, CSR remains incredibly important to us. We look forward to raising funds and awareness for the work that NSPCC Leeds does in our community.”

SP RING IN TO 2019 A £3.5m investment expansion plan is set to begin in 2019 at Tong Garden Centre, creating a family destination, with a new 1,200 m2 soft-play facility that includes a 200-seat restaurant and the creation of a multipurpose event space. In addition, an improved shopping experience in time for the gardening season in spring.

O N TRACK Progeny continued on its growth track in 2018. Group headcount now exceeds 100 and its Wealth business has grown assets under management to more than £1.5bn. They have continued to further their charity partnerships, with Dreams

Come True and Leeds Community Foundation, along with individual charities selected by each office. Group MD Neil Moles said “2019 is a very exciting year for us, as we look to cement our nationwide expansion”.

CHAMPIONING THE EXTRAORDINARY As Official Vehicle Partner to the Tour de Yorkshire, Leeds United FC and Leeds Rhinos RUFC, Global are privileged to showcase our shared values for success and ambition by supporting elite sports in the region. As a world-class corporate mobility and fleet management provider with UK-wide coverage, we’re delighted to be the Official Vehicle Sponsor to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.

INC RE AS E D TU RNOVER Irwin Mitchell has announced turnover growth for the eighth successive year to £241.8m for 2017-18, representing a rise of 53% and 3% year-on-year growth. Profit before tax in 2017-18 of £12.1m was as per the previous year. As well as a market-leading personal injury division, Irwin Mitchell’s Private Wealth division has grown and was named as a top-tier firm in the eprivateclient rankings. The Business Legal Services division continues to grow, being named in Experian’s top 10 most active UK M&A legal advisers in 2017.


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This is Y Magazine 2019  

This is Y Magazine 2019