Leading commercial developer the Horncastle Group PLC has appointed a new Managing Director with ambitious plans to grow the business beyond its East Yorkshire heartland. Tom Horncastle joins the business after a highly successful career in London’s investment and property sector, culminating in a six-year stint as an investment manager at Oxenwood Real Estate LLP. Here, he established the UK and European acquisition platform of the firm, partnering with insurance, private equity and sovereign partners, to deploy nearly £1bn capital, across 50 deals, into the logistics sector. Tom said: “Industrial and logistics will remain [...]
A Hull manufacturing business has cleaned up after finding a new home. Bio-D, which makes environmentally friendly cleaning products, has moved to new 32,000sqft unit on Marfleet Environmental Technology Park, which is owned by leading commercial developer the Horncastle Group PLC. The move has enabled Bio-D to double its factory space to meet current demand and to accommodate future growth. Solar panels on the factory roof will see the business produce its own electricity, further enhancing its green credentials. Lloyd Atkin, managing director at Bio-D, said: "Over the past five years Bio-D has seen [...]
Horncastle Group Plc were delighted to once again support the Hull Live Business Awards and it was great to be back in person at the Double Tree by Hilton, Hull, on Thursday 18th November to celebrate the business community in our region. We were proud to sponsor the Start-up Business of the Year Award again, jointly with MKM Buildings Supplies, and the nominees this year were DBB Electrical, Helix CMS and Nazar Design with DBB Electrical being the overall winner. Congratulations to them and to all the nominees. From left, Ian Hodges, Managing [...]
Hundreds of new jobs could be created in Hull after leading commercial developer the Horncastle Group PLC acquired a prime industrial site in the east of the city. The business, based on Green Park, Newport, now intends to turn Kingston Parklands – the former Hedon Road maternity hospital – into a world-class industrial and manufacturing hub. The Horncastle Group purchased the 11-acre site from Stoneferry Marfleet Ltd earlier this year for an undisclosed sum. Going forward, the business will create a range of state-of-the-art industrial, manufacturing and logistics units from 25,000sqft to 200,000sqft, bringing [...]
A major refurbishment project has got underway to modernise a Hull boxing gym that played an integral role in Luke Campbell’s Olympic success. With more than 400 members – a quarter of them female – St Paul’s Boxing Academy is the largest boxing gym outside London and is the oldest club in Hull, having started in 1948. But over recent years, its building on North Church Side, Hull City Centre, has fallen into disrepair with a leaking roof, crumbling false ceiling and outdated and inadequate changing facilities. The floor is dangerously slippery after years [...]
East Yorkshire’s latest High Sheriff has been sworn in – in a very unusual ceremony. Andrew Horncastle MBE took over as High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire from Sue Stephenson on Thursday 9th April in a ceremony conducted over video conferencing software Zoom. The handover was due to take place at the Tickton Grange Hotel, near Beverley, marked by a traditional, formal occasion to be attended by a range of local dignitaries. However, due to restrictions around COVID-19, this had to be abandoned and replaced with the video conference. As well as [...]
It was a very special day for our Chairman, Andrew Horncastle, today as he received his MBE for services to charity and business in the community in East Yorkshire from Her Majesty, The Queen. The investiture was held at Buckingham Palace this morning and it was a very proud moment for Andrew and his family. We are all immensely proud of Andrew and all the good work he does in the region. Thank you Andrew and long may it continue.
Horncastle Group were delighted to continue their support of the HDM Business Awards in 2019 by once again jointly sponsoring Start-up Business of the Year with MKM Building Supplies. This year, there were three finalists in the event held at the Double Tree by Hilton, Hull last night - Frontier Modular Services, Hothams Gin School & Distillery and National Event Support. Frontier Modular won the award on the evening and Ian Hodges, our MD and David Kilburn, Executive Chairman of MKM presented them with their award. Well done to everyone who was nominated and won [...]
Today marks 55 years since the incorporation of WA Horncastle (Builders), now known as Horncastle Group Plc. That's a good enough excuse for a celebration...........
Huge congratulations to our Chairman, Andrew Horncastle, who has received an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity and business in the community in East Yorkshire. Andrew was very shocked to receive such an honour but is delighted that the work he has been involved with over the past few years has been recognised. Speaking about the award, Andrew said “It was very unexpected. For me, the biggest reward is working alongside people who are passionate about, and dedicated to, seeing this region punch above its weight. Seeing something you’ve worked [...]