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Leeds property company plans for future growth as part of its 160th anniversary

Adair Paxton celebrates 160th anniversary

A renowned Leeds based property company has marked its 160th anniversary celebration, which was held at Leeds Corn Exchange.

Adair Paxton has a turnover of £2 million and aims to increase that by 10% in the next financial year. Wholly owned by seven directors, employing a team of 30, the respected commercial and residential property company has acquired two other companies during the last 10 years and will announce another acquisition before the end of the year.

Director, Simon Dalingwater, from Adair Paxton, said: “Established in 1859, our business has been at the heart of Leeds’s property market for so many years. Leeds Corn Exchange, which is symbolic within the city, and opened just four years after our business launched, was the perfect venue to host this significant anniversary celebration, with more than 150 respected members of the region’s property community attending.

“Our firm actually manages the impressive building for its owner, Rushbond, and we were delighted to welcome so many people from our industry to share in our successes in such an impressive setting.”

Adair Paxton also manages Thornton’s Arcade, which is the oldest covered shopping street in Leeds, Carlton Mills Trading Estate in Armley and Roundhouse Business Park, on the outskirts of Leeds City Centre, alongside a host of residential schemes including Concord Street – a development of 171 apartments in the highly sought-after Northern Quarter. Its estate agency division is also successfully selling 120 of the apartments and has just been appointed to market Spenfield Court on Otley Road in Far Headingley, which includes the newly renovated Spenfield House, with seven contemporary townhouses, all set within the impressive and beautiful grounds of the Grade II*listed Victorian Mansion.

Director, Nicola Thompson, added: “The residential agency side of our business has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. We are now the go to agency for large scale apartment developers and regularly win contracts from the national agencies, alongside our traditional work selling homes from our three branches in Horsforth, Leeds City Centre and Adel.”

Director, Bruce Collinson, added: “Our business is unique, as we are large enough to manage the big contracts, but small enough to make sure everything we do is director-led, and in safe hands. Our personal touch, professional teams and long-standing experience in Leeds has meant that we are also able to specialise in niche areas of the market, and over the years, we have expanded outside of Leeds, with clients from across the UK.

“Our anniversary celebration was a truly special evening and we are looking forward to significant future growth through another new acquisition, alongside organic business growth, as a result of the additional work we are winning from existing clients. The beauty of our business is we can do almost anything property related that our clients require, and our breadth of services and continuity of our teams, has meant that a huge proportion of our clients have been with us for generations.”