Posted On: 12 Jun 2019

Two long-established Halifax businesses, Walker Singleton Chartered Surveyors and Wilby Insurance Brokers, have become corporate members of The Piece Hall Trust, each lending their support to the charitable organisation with a three year membership.

Both companies have worked with The Piece Hall over the past few years, Walker Singleton were part of the consultancy team that secured Heritage Lottery Funding to enable the building’s transformation. Wilby have provided insurance services to the Trust since its reopening in August 2017.

Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust Nicky Chance-Thompson commented: “Our corporate members are part of the growing Piece Hall Trust family. Through their generous support we are able to fulfil our role as a charitable organisation offering educational and free activities to the local community, at the same time as building on our reputation an iconic international heritage destination. I feel so fortunate to be able to welcome Walker Singleton and Wilby, each of which have a proud history in Halifax, and urge other forward thinking businesses to join us on this incredible journey.”

David Heap, Director at Walker Singleton adds: “Walker Singleton Chartered Surveyors were established in Calderdale in 1889 and are embedded supporters and advisors to many heritage projects in Halifax and the wider Borough. The Piece Hall was built with pride and ambition at its heart; sentiment that sustains today in the town and its citizens. The transformed Piece Hall is now making a real difference to the way Calderdale is perceived and is giving a boost to Halifax Town Centre and we at Walker Singleton are pleased to offer ongoing support for the Trustees moving forward.”

Managing Director of Wilby, Richard Blackburn, concludes: “It was an easy decision for us to commit to supporting The Piece Hall Trust. A world class destination just around the corner from our office, we are regulars in the independent shops, at events and especially in the food and drink venues which are perfect for entertaining clients. We’ve experienced firsthand the vision and delivery of a wonderful asset in our town and all of us at Wilby are proud to be part of its continuing story.” Wilby and Walker Singleton join existing corporate members Covea Insurance, McArthurGlen Group, PwC, Chadwick Lawrence and Grand Central by arriva.

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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