Our Advisory Board is made up of leading lights from the Business Community in Yorkshire and Beyond, with in excess of 100 years of combined experience.
Educated at Malsis Hall and Uppingham Schools and the Leeds College of Commerce, during Nick’s professional career he was the Managing Director of his family business, the Brown and White Group of companies (Ford Main Dealers in West Yorkshire) and, after its takeover, he later joined the Main Board of London Stock Exchange quoted company, Trimoco Plc as a Director and is a former member of the Council of Leeds & Leeds Chamber of Commerce.
Steven Green is Managing Director of the Regional Land Promoter and Development company, Yorkshire Land Limited. Incorporated in 1987, from small beginnings, Steven has grown Yorkshire Land Limited into the respected multi-million pound organisation it is today.
David has worked in the house building industry for more than 40 years, holding positions at Ideal Homes, David Wilson Homes and Bellway.
He established David Wilson homes in Yorkshire, as the first Managing Director of the Division before becoming the Northern Divisional Chairman until the sale of the David Wilson Homes business to Barratt Homes in 2007.
Dave was latterly appointed as Group Chief Executive of Duchy Homes in Leeds, responsible for overseeing its Divisions in Yorkshire, the North East, North West and West Midlands, before standing down to pursue other ventures.
Starting from his humble beginnings in a council estate in Barnsley, Paul had six different jobs before starting his own business at 19. Initially, this business was dismantling buses for scrap metal and evolved into exporting engines and parts. One of his companies also became the largest distributor of buses in the UK.
After years in the vehicle industry, Paul moved into property development. These developments were mostly built in enterprise zones, which were set up to encourage people to invest in run down areas in Salford, Rotherham, Wakefield, Sheffield and London Docklands. This grew rapidly to include various leisure complexes, containing the first out-of-town cinema, along with the first out-of-town office parks and ultimately, he founded the first ever out-of-town shopping mall, Meadowhall. Having sold this development in Sheffield in 1999 for £1.17 billion, encompassing 350 shops with over 30 million visitors per year, he confirmed his position as one of the biggest UK real estate players.
In the late 1990s Paul moved into the internet industry, setting up Planet Online, which was at the time the largest internet service provider in the business market, which he later sold for £125m.