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Leeds Developer Eyes Growth with Key Appointment

February 4th, 2016

Leeds-based property developer, Eshton, has bolstered its management team with the appointment of a new director.

Richard Tovey joins the team from city-based Gregory Property Group where he was responsible for the retail, leisure and commercial activity and, over a twenty year period, was involved in more than forty schemes.

With extensive knowledge of the local area and regional property market, Richard will add tremendous experience to the business, established in 2001. His key focus will be on growing a strong and active development programme, aimed, in the main, to feed the investment side of the business.

Richard stated: “Eshton is a hungry and ambitious company with good finance and equity channels and an impressive track record of delivery.

“I have worked with them previously on a number of schemes and following their recent successes, particularly with Burnley Bridge Business Park, it now seems the right time to join. We are keen to expand our activities further into Yorkshire hence the relocation of our headquarters last year to Leeds city centre”

James Chapman, managing director at Eshton, added: “Richard is a great addition to the business. During the last 12 months we secured one of the year’s largest industrial deals in the North of England, so his knowledge and experience will prove to be crucial as we look to build on our recent achievements”

With a number of industrial, retail, commercial and residential schemes across the North of England, Eshton currently has a programme of schemes with a gross development value of approximately £85m with a further £50m in the pipeline.

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