Sewell Group invests in Leeds-based Galliford Attempt-backed estates consultancy

Marketing agency welcomes growing team to new East Yorkshire base

Hull company Sewell Group has invested in Yorkshire consulting firm Community Ventures Partnerships Ltd as part of its strategic growth plans.

The Leeds-based company, backed by construction giant Galliford Try, designs, builds and manages health and social care facilities in the North and Midlands and provides real estate advisory and management services to the public sector.

Phil Harris, Director of Galliford Try Investments, said, “We welcome Sewell Group’s investment in the business. Community Ventures has grown stronger over the past few years and we are confident that this investment will herald the next exciting phase of growth for the company. We look forward to working with our new colleagues. “

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Jo Barnes, Managing Director of Sewell Estates, and Dave Leedham, Director of Sewell Investments, will join the board alongside the current directorate – led by CEO Nigel Fenny and assisted by Commercial Director Dean Spencer. The day-to-day business remains with them.

The undisclosed deal expands the real estate advisory company’s presence.

Ms. Barnes said, “We are excited to join Phil, Nigel and the Community Ventures team. As Times Top 100, we know that business is about having the right people with the right values ​​on board, so we really wanted to be part of the Community Ventures family. “

The county companies are described as sharing many of the same values, with the new partnership “allowing both companies to expand their capabilities and realize their continued growth”.

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It comes almost a year after Sewell acquired data technology specialist Parallel Data Intelligence, brought on board by the company’s East Yorkshire Shared Agenda unit. A new managing director, Claire Harrison, was recently appointed.

Community Ventures was founded in 2001 as a private sector partner under the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust program.

Mr. Fenny said, “We have a great team and I look forward to seeing it succeed as we continue to support our customers and bring them added value through the inclusion of our new partners.”

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