Skipton Properties is celebrating 30 years in business as one of Yorkshire’s leading housing developers. Known for their quality homes and commitment to their customers, but also as one of the region’s loyal employers, Skipton Properties have been transforming the local area since 1986, building the homes the region has desperately needed even as most other housing developers reduced their investment.
To celebrate their history and to raise a glass to the next 30 years the family company threw an Alice in Wonderland themed garden party at Utopia at Broughton Hall. Guests were treated to cocktails and canapés and entertained by local jazz band, Frankly Jazz and magician, Mark Waddington.
Brian Verity, Managing Director, said: “I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved over the last 30 years and I’m excited for the future. I hope the grandchildren can do the same as my daughters are doing now and take the company forward for another 30 years. It truly will be a family business then.”
Skipton Properties have made charitable giving a priority on their 30th year. They chose to raise £1,000 for every year they have been in business by walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The funds were raised for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity after an employee lost her niece to leukemia. Joel Oxberry, Corporate Fundraising Manager for the Charity was in attendance at the event to accept the £30,000 donation. In addition to this fundraising, Skipton Properties have been giving £1,000 to local charities via their Community Grants scheme. The Firefighters Charity, SELFA, Sutton Brass Band and Skipton Baptist Church are among the causes that benefitted from the grants.
Joel Oxberry, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity comments: “I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the team at Skipton Properties for their very generous donation to our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at our Children’s Hospital. PICU treats some of the poorliest children at our hospital, and the money raised will go towards purchasing state-of-the-art equipment for treatment as well as providing facilities that make life easier for patients and their families on the unit. Walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks is no mean feat, so the team should be incredibly proud of their fundraising achievement!”
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity has three main areas of work:
• to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment
• to support research projects to improve our understanding of children’s illnesses
• to help to create an environment that’s more child-friendly