Former maternity hospital to become state-of-the-art manufacturing hub

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 [...]

2021-07-27T15:47:21+00:00July 27th, 2021|Horncastle News|

Work starts to refurbish city’s oldest boxing club as fund raise continues

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on North Church Side, Hull City Centre, has fallen into disrepair with a leaking roof, crumbling false ceiling and outdated and inadequate changing facilities.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 [...]

2020-10-22T08:05:05+00:00June 11th, 2020|Horncastle News|

Online ceremony to welcome Andrew as new High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire

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 [...]

2020-10-22T08:05:05+00:00April 9th, 2020|Horncastle News|

Today Andrew met Her Majesty, The Queen

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.

2020-10-22T08:05:06+00:00November 21st, 2019|Horncastle News|

Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2019

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 [...]

2020-10-22T08:05:06+00:00November 15th, 2019|Horncastle News|

Congratulations to Andrew Horncastle MBE

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 [...]

2020-10-22T08:05:08+00:00June 10th, 2019|Horncastle News|

Merry Christmas from all at Horncastle

Our office will close for the Christmas Break on Friday 21st December 2018 at 12 noon and re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 8.30 a.m. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2019. From All at Horncastle Group    

2020-10-22T08:05:09+00:00December 19th, 2018|Horncastle News|

Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2018

The Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2018 is taking place this evening at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Horncastle Group Plc are delighted to be once again jointly sponsoring the Start-Up Business of the Year Award with MKM Building Supplies. The finalists for this award are: Playpro Limited - providing a state of the art golf simulator experience, which can be hired out for all types of events from expos and conferences to team building and corporate days.  The company has only been registered as a business for 6 months, but have appeared on Sky [...]

2020-10-22T08:05:09+00:00November 15th, 2018|Horncastle News|