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Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 11:15am 16th April 2018.

The family of prominent Scarborough businessman Gary Ledden have confirmed he has died at the age of 52.

Mr Ledden ran a number of business in the town including Nippy Taxis and a number of property companies including Crown Property Group.

In recent years his companies have been responsible for the renovation of a number of local buildings including the former Talbot Hotel, Richmond Hotel and buildings on Pavillion Square winning awards for their work on redeveloping listed buildings and creating new builds which blended with existing local architecture.

In 2011 Mr Ledden completed the construction of the first new build hotel in Scarborough for over seventy years with the construction of the Premier Inn on Falconers Road.

Mr Ledden specialised in taking disused locations and finding new purposes for them including redeveloping the disused Mere Social club site to create premises for retail and creating new jobs in the process.

A statement from Mr Ledden's family read:

"It is now with great sadness that we can confirm Gary lost his brave fight for life late Friday evening.

We understand that Gary is a well known figure in the town and, as such, was always going to attract a lot of public interest."

 

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jennifer hutchinson, on 16th April 2018 6:15pm
My thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Gary Ledden, I was a good friend of Tonys for many years, but knew the family well too. Jenny Hutchinson (formerly of Eastfield)
Mark Campey, on 16th April 2018 7:17pm
I send my thoughts and condolences to Gary’s family. I built up a great friendship and commercial relationship with Gary over the last 6 years when he helped me establish both Minstergate and Beerhouse in Scarborough. We had many joint ventures planned and when ever we met our conversations always started with Gary taking about what his family was doing. Everything he did had his family in the centre. This is such a sad loss. Gary was a family man and an ethical honest businessman whom always looked at the whole picture.
This is so sad and my heart felt thoughts are with his family whom he loved so very much.
Sleep well my friend you will always be an inspiration to me.
Mark

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