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Westleigh Partnerships

Westleigh Partnerships is a leading provider of affordable residential property and one of the largest housebuilders in the Midlands.

Founded in 1985, Westleigh employs around 450 staff, builds 1,200 properties per year and has developments in locations from Northampton in the south, to Sheffield and Grimsby in the north and east.

Palatine invested £21 million in Westleigh for a minority stake in 2016, allowing for a partial exit by the founders and support for the management team’s growth plans, which included opening an office in Sheffield in 2017 and increasing headcount by 150 people.

Palatine sold its stake in Westleigh to Countryside Properties in April 2018.

Private equity impact

  • PROFITS INCREASED FROM £9 MILLION IN 2016 TO OVER £16 MILLION IN 2018

  • EMPLOYEE NUMBERS GREW BY 50% TO 450

  • OPENED NEW OFFICE IN YORKSHIRE

  • HELPED FOUNDER REALISE INVESTMENT

Achievements

BVCA MANAGEMENT TEAM AWARDS 2018

  • LARGE COMPANY MANAGEMENT TEAM - MIDLANDS

  • CONSIDERATE CONSTRUCTORS SCHEME (CCS)'S NATIONAL SITE AWARDS - BRONZE, 2017



Location
Leicester

Backers 
Palatine Private Equity: 2016 - 2018


Achievements