Turner & Townsend receives The Yorkshire Society plaque
19 April 2018 - Leeds headquartered professional services firm Turner & Townsend, has received a plaque from The Yorkshire Society in recognition of its contribution to the county. The plaque was unveiled today at Turner & Townsend’s global headquarters – Low Hall in Horsforth – by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson.
The Yorkshire Society Chairman, Canon Keith Madeley explains:
“The plaques have really caught everybody’s imagination. We launched the initiative on Yorkshire Day, August 1, 2017 to represent the very best that Yorkshire has to offer for those living, working or investing in the county. We want to see the plaques being given out across the county, to celebrate Yorkshire’s corporate talent - which we don’t always talk about.”
“We are proud of our heritage,” comments Vincent Clancy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Turner & Townsend. “Turner & Townsend was founded in the North in 1946 and we maintain a strong presence with 250 people based in the region. We are very active in the local community and our people have contributed over 300 volunteer hours to charities in Leeds and across Yorkshire in the past year. I’m delighted that the company has been recognised with a plaque.”
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson added:
“Yorkshire is a truly fantastic place to work and live, and we can be extremely proud that many businesses known right across the world are proud to call our county, home. I am delighted therefore to be given the opportunity to unveil this plaque from the Yorkshire Society recognising Turner & Townsend’s long-standing contribution to both Leeds and the county.”