Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Caddick Group has grown into one of the most recognisable property businesses in Yorkshire, working on touchstone projects like Headingley Stadium and Crosspoint 33.
The business is still a family operation with those bearing the name at the helm. Founder, Paul Caddick, is the company’s chairman and while he may no longer be involved in line management he maintains an active interest in all aspects of the business. His son, Johnny, is a director of Caddick Group and joint managing director of Moda, while Myles Hartley, Johnny’s cousin, is managing director of the entire Caddick Group.
Once synonymous with the retail sector, Caddick Group has largely evolved beyond the kind of projects that saw it developing Leeds’ Trinity Centre and The Broadway in Bradford.
The focus now is very much on the residential and industrial sectors, perhaps best demonstrated by the group’s high profile work on the emerging build-to-rent Moda brand, and the massive Wakefield 515 building, so-called because it’s in Wakefield and covers 515,000 sq ft of logistics and industrial space.
The company has evolved in such a way that it now has specialisms in almost all aspects of the development process. The wider Caddick Group contains businesses that focus on land acquisition and promotion, construction, funding, planning, delivery and asset management.