Leeds-based property and leisure experts, The Parklane Group, has appointed Campbell Carruth as its new head of developments.
Bringing more than two decades of experience to the role, Campbell has a background in senior management including being head of property for the Humber area for Associated British Ports and a director at both Harworth Group PLC and Clugston Estates.
Recognised in the industry as a change leader, he was part of the executive team that turned around the UK Coal mining land and income portfolio leading to a successful IPO and the creation of Harworth Group PLC.
In his new role, Campbell will take control of the development and property pipeline for The Parklane Group and manage the land and property aspects of the Company’s growth strategy.
The Group has a substantial property portfolio in the UK with brands ranging from Roomzzz boutique aparthotels to luxury student accommodation provider, IconInc, leading estate and letting agent, Parklane Properties, and Leeds Golf Centre.
Managing director of the Parklane Group, Naveen Ahmed, said: “Campbell is a fantastic addition to the Parklane senior management team, and we look forward to working with him. He brings years of experience in the industry and an infectious enthusiasm, which he will be using to help create an effective platform from which to meet our ambitious growth aspirations.”
Campbell’s role will include taking the IconInc brand and offering forward, expanding its footprint across the UK with the aim of establishing a presence in all of the ‘red brick university’ cities across the country.
Current IconInc developments are known as the most covetable spaces in the cities they’re in and with plans to expand across the UK, the IconInc developments are changing the shape of student living for the foreseeable future.
Campbell said: “I’m very much looking forward to working at The Parklane Group, which is a dynamic and entrepreneurial business with bags of character and ambition and passionate, forward thing people.
“My vision is to drive the expansion across its established hospitality brands, throughout the UK and beyond, whilst ensuring the business adapts to the increased level of activity and encouraging a productive ethos.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining the company and I plan to utilise my existing networks and longstanding relationships in the commercial property market to identify purchase opportunities for the Group.
“I’ve already identified a number of target cities for the IconInc brand and I look forward to overseeing the planned expansion of Leeds Golf Centre and increasing the footprint of the Roomzzz brand, which has its first opening planned outside of the North of England in London Stratford in early 2018.”