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Carter Towler to assist with Yorkshire Cancer Research’s ambitious expansion

Carter Towler's Max Vause and Tony Graham of Yorkshire Cancer Research

Carter Towler has been appointed by Yorkshire Cancer Research to help the charity fund vital research in Yorkshire through further expansion of its network of shops.

Yorkshire Cancer Research recently started to expand its shop network, and this is already raising hundreds of thousands of pounds to help fund life-saving research in Yorkshire.

The chartered surveyors have been tasked by the charity to find five suitable retail units per year for the next three years.

Commenting on the new instruction, Carter Towler’s Max Vause said: “We first got involved with Yorkshire Cancer Research a couple of months ago when they decided to take over the tenancy of a property we were marketing at The Arcade in Ripon. They explained they were trying to find more similar retail units and asked us to help.

“We are delighted to be working for them; they are the biggest independent regional cancer research charity and have funded hundreds of millions of pounds of research since they were founded in 1925. Our property searches will aim to identify retail premises across Yorkshire. We’re looking for properties that offer high footfall, where there will be high quality stock donations and access to plenty of volunteer staff.”

Tony Graham, Head of Retail at Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research added: “Our shops play a vital role in our fundraising and we are extremely fortunate to have built up a very loyal customer and volunteer base. By having Carter Towler working with us we will be able us to scale-up our retail operations quickly and efficiently. By 2025 we are aiming to have 20 outlets.”

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a registered charity that funds pioneering research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in Yorkshire. The charity aims to save 2,000 lives from cancer every year in Yorkshire and is committed to funding £10m of research each year to achieve this. The charity funds experts who pioneer early cancer diagnosis and discover new and better treatments for people with cancer.

Carter Towler’s award winning retail team consisting of Pete Bradbury and Max Vause acts for a broad range of clients across the North of England such as The Co-Operative, Wm Morrisons and a number of national and local retail developers and landlords.

One of the largest independent property consultants in the North, Carter Towler employs 55 people in total and is acknowledged as one of the most commercially active. In the past 12 months the company has been involved in over 400 industrial, commercial, investment, property management and building services deals and currently manages over 4,000 properties for its clients nationwide.