The founder of one of Yorkshire’s biggest property groups has been honoured at the Yorkshire Property Awards.
Paul Caddick, of West Yorkshire-based Caddick Group, was named Property Personality at the event held at Rudding Park in Harrogate.
Caddick is behind a number of key Yorkshire developments, including the proposed £300m Quarry Hill scheme in Leeds, the Trinity Leeds shopping centre, and The Walk in York.
It also owns Headingley Carnegie Stadium and Leeds Rhinos Rugby League team.
Picking up his award in front of the 1,000-strong audience, Mr Caddick said: “I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with some of Yorkshire’s greatest business and property personalities, the likes of which I doubt will ever be seen again.”
He added: “I’ve also been involved with sporting icons...All of these people and more have had a big influence on my life and it has been an absolute privilege to spend time with them.
“The challenge now is to find the property icons of the future and I have no doubt that with the quality of young property personalities in the room tonight, they will emerge.
“There are a great deal of people in the room who have been tremendous help to myself and my team over the years and I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support.”
Mr Caddick, 66, said he had no plans to retire for ‘at least another 10 years’.
The Yorkshire Property Awards, which this year marked their 20th anniversary, celebrated the best commercial property deals and businesses in the region, and raised more than £230,000 for children’s charity Variety.
The event also saw charity Autism Angels call on the region’s property industry to donate their time, money and resources to help create new space for its therapy programmes.
The Yorkshire Post is media partner for the event.
Other winners included iPort in Doncaster, the Merrion Centre Regeneration in Leeds and Hull City of Culture, which were all named Game Changers.
Fuse Studios won Best Architect and Interserve won Best Innovation Project.
Fox Lloyd Jones was named Best Small Agency, while Knight Frank took home the Best Large Agency award.
The Property Deal of the Year award went to CEG’s Kirkstall Forge development in Leeds.
The event’s major sponsor was law firm Addleshaw Goddard.
Co-sponsorship came from RBA, Norr, Aldi, Network Space, Barclays, Walker Morris, Quod, JPG, ceg, Interserve, BDO, Stephen George and Partners, Castlehouse, Impulse Decisions, FHP, Sir Robert McAlpine, rpp and DS Emotion.