Publisher makes historic Salts Mill its new home

Left to right: Ian Brown of Finance Yorkshire with Amanda Briggs, John Peters and Rebecca Marsh of Greenleaf Publishing.

Yorkshire-based Greenleaf Publishing has relocated its expanding business to historic Salts Mill in Saltaire.

Greenleaf, whose parent company GSE Research is backed by Finance Yorkshire, recently reported its second consecutive year of more than 20% revenue growth, and has taken on a number of new staff.

Chief Executive John Peters said that Salts Mill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the David Hockney collection, is an ideal home for the business.

He said: “We are now the world’s leading specialist publisher in sustainability and responsible management, and we are delighted to be here in a world-renowned location. When he had the Mill built in the 1850s, Titus Salt brought together his entrepreneurial success with a keen awareness of the social responsibility of business, so this is especially fitting for us as a location.

“With Finance Yorkshire’s help, we have created jobs, and brought sustainable and responsible management resources to business practitioners, students and researchers worldwide”.

GSE and Greenleaf currently have 15 staff in their Salts Mill offices, plus two more in Sheffield, and a network of agents covering China, the US, Germany and Mexico, and work closely with international agencies including the United Nations Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Management Education, PRME.

Greenleaf and GSE Research have been supported by investment from Finance Yorkshire since 2011.

Finance Yorkshire Portfolio Director Ian Brown said: “Salts Mill is a fitting location for an enterprise which is dedicated to sustainability and responsible business, and we’re confident Greenleaf and GSE will enjoy continued success in their new home.”

Director of Salts Estates, Robin Silver, said “We are very pleased to welcome Greenleaf to Salts Mill. We love to have innovative and expanding organisations as part of our community, and we look forward to seeing Greenleaf grow and thrive here.”

To date, Finance Yorkshire has invested over £104 million in Yorkshire and Humber, enabling companies to increase their turnover by £366 million and attract a further £257 million from other private sector sources. Through this activity, Finance Yorkshire investment has helped those SMEs to create and safeguard more than 11,000 jobs in the region.

Finance Yorkshire provides seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments, ranging from £15,000 to £2m to help a range of small and medium sized businesses to meet their funding requirements for growth and development.

The project is supported financially by the European Union. It has attracted investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme, UK Government and the European Investment Bank. Finance Yorkshire is also supported by the Regional Growth Fund.

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Note: this news article is from Finance Yorkshire’s previous fund. Read more about Finance Yorkshire