22nd May 2023

Helmsley Group appoints Alexia Swift-Cookson as director

Property investment and development specialist, Helmsley Group, has appointed Alexia Swift-Cookson to its board of directors.

Alexia joined the York-based company last year as its head of asset management and since then, has been instrumental in driving the growth of its £200m syndicated investment portfolio.

Helmsley Group currently offers property investment opportunities to more than 800 high-net-worth investors, with its portfolio having delivered strong returns for clients across Yorkshire and beyond.

Alexia’s appointment follows the announcement last year that director Ed Harrowsmith had become a shareholder in the business, alongside Tom Boyle becoming both a director and the group’s head of finance.

Richard Peak, managing director at Helmsley Group, said: “As demonstrated by our recently submitted plans to regenerate Coney Street Riverside, it’s a very exciting time for us as a business, and our recent changes to the board also reflect that.

“We have always been committed to delivering the best possible investment opportunities to our client network, and Alexia has not only instinctively understood this approach since she was first appointed, but has also been vital in driving this strategy forward.

“We want to congratulate her on her recent promotion to the board and are excited to see her lead the team to further success over the months to come.”

Alexia Swift-Cookson, director and head of asset management at Helmsley Group, said: “What first stood out to me when I joined Helmsley was the business’s commitment to investing in areas that it knows best, helping to deliver transformational change on both a local and a regional level. Having worked with the Group for the best part of a year now, it’s clear that this ethos runs through everything that it does.

“I’m incredibly pleased to have been promoted to the board and to be taking on an even greater role in contributing to the positive development and diversification of the business as a whole.”

Located at Monk’s Cross, York and operating across the UK, Helmsley Group offers commercial property syndication, development finance and property development services.

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