Launched in late 2017, Vouch is an innovative tech platform for letting agents. Bearing a brand by Substance, the cleverly-crafted app – designed to facilitate the previously time-consuming or costly activity of obtaining tenant references – made rapid waves in the sector and was acquired by proptech company, Goodlord, in July 2020.
Under wraps from a branding perspective but having gained outline planning consent is York Central, an ambitious £650million transformation of brownfield land between York railway station and the National Railway Museum. In November 2019, the project was awarded ‘Best Masterplan’ at the prestigious AJ Architecture Awards; August 2020 saw £77million of funding agreed to facilitate vital infrastructure works.
As no stranger to success – his previous company, started from scratch, was sold for £18million – Robin Skidmore would only be kept quiet for as long as ‘technicalities’ of the sale required. Read about Journey Further, a business with a name and brand originally by Substance, which now numbers the likes of PrettyLittleThing, Villa Plus and Sky amongst an impressive roll call of clients.
Like all deep thinkers, we have a conscience – ours led us to create a new identity for the Legends of Industry awards on behalf of Variety, the Children’s Charity. Recognising the achievements of celebrities and businesspeople alike, often where philanthropy and charitable giving are pre-eminent, the star-studded ceremony did not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19 but a return is keenly anticipated in 2021.
We love working with our friends at Aberfield; they’re insightful communicators, highly knowledgeable and just straight-up nice people too. We’ve a history of collaborating very well with one another and our latest project, for York Biotech Campus (formerly the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus or ‘NAFIC’), was received extremely well at its unveiling in June 2020.
For anyone in the property and regeneration sector, Muse need little introduction. As a force to be reckoned with in large-scale residential, commercial, mixed-use and industrial development projects across the UK, they are true leaders in their field and often a go-to partner for local authorities, institutional investors and Homes England. Read about their latest news here.