By: 9 July 2024
Blacks Solicitors hosts walking tours in Leeds

Blacks Solicitors is celebrating the success of its walking tours in Leeds. Blacks held the tours to support the recent Real Estate, Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) event.

The tours, which were free to participate in, saw Blacks invite business entrepreneurs and property experts from across the country to take part in a series of exclusive walking tours throughout the city, each led by local guides.

The walking tours

Participants journeyed through Leeds to discover the city’s artistic hotspots, explore the evolution of Leeds retail, uncover African footsteps in the city’s history, and tour the residential urban renewal projects.

Speaking about the walking tours, Nick Dyson, head of the real estate team at Blacks Solicitors, commented: “We are embedded in the real estate sector in Leeds. The city has a fantastic property offering which our team is passionate about showcasing. Our real estate team are experts in the sector and it was fantastic to be involved in the latest UKREiiF event in Leeds.”

Tour guides included Robert Dyson, a long-standing member of Leeds Civic Trust, Joe Williams, a local researcher, actor and founder of the award-winning Leeds Black History Walk, and Rachael Unsworth, the Director of Leeds City Walking Tours.


Networking at Leeds Art Gallery

Post walking tours, Blacks invited attendees and regional property experts to attend a drinks reception and exclusive viewing of the Peter Mitchell exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.

Speaking about the event’s success, Jane Bhoyroo, principal keeper at Leeds Art Gallery, commented: “We would like to thank Blacks Solicitors for working in partnership with Leeds Art Gallery to host high profile networking events in the stunning Tiled Hall Café at the Gallery during UKREiiF.

“We thoroughly enjoyed being the host venue for the breakfast events and it was a great opportunity to meet so many different people from across the city and nationally during the evening drinks reception.”

Tour guide Rachael Unsworth also commented: “It was great to have a chance to take participants around the city centre, showcasing the growth and improvement of Leeds, which has become one of the most sought-after places to live and work in the North. We received strongly positive feedback from those who took part, demonstrating the appetite for insight into the history of Leeds and the cultural and economic influences that have shaped the city. Many guests expressed their interest in joining future tours”.

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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.