History and heritage

While our business is firmly focused on the future, we’re also immensely proud of our roots.

Kevin McCabe, the man without whom Scarborough Group International would not exist, commenced his career in the construction and property industry in the 1960’s.

Having initially cut his teeth working as a quantity surveyor in Sheffield, Kevin moved north of the border to Scotland in the early 1970’s and shortly thereafter joined Teesland Development Company Ltd, in what would later prove to be a pivotal move for the yet-to-be-established Scarborough Group International.

His first real foray into the world of business ownership came in the mid-1970’s when he set-up his first corporation, County Properties Ltd, with a £10,000 loan from the Bank of Scotland.

Kevin subsequently listed the company on the London Stock Exchange in 1980 concurrent to his formation of Scarborough Group International, so named after the Yorkshire seaside resort in which he used to holiday as a child and now lives.

Today, Scarborough Group International is a private limited company with circa 3,000 acres of land either owned or controlled and over £2bn of projects underway across the UK.

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May 22 2024

SGI appointed to transform the Old Medical School in Leeds into a health-tech innovation hub

Following a successful tender process, we're proud to announce that Scarborough Group...
May 10 2024

International investors witness Middlewood Locks canal rebirth through waterways challenge

A challenge to visit one of the UK’s disused waterways played host to a group of...
Apr 22 2024

SGI shortlisted for Developer of the Year

We're thrilled to share that we've been selected as a finalist in the Developer of the...
Apr 18 2024

Meet us at UKREiiF

From Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 May 2024, we’ll be attending the third annual UK Real...
Apr 17 2024

Experience the first-ever Middlewood Locks Fest

A free canal-side neighbourhood festival will take place at Middlewood Locks in Salford...
Mar 26 2024

Forth Green Freeport Benefits Extended

Good news is on the horizon for businesses looking to locate within the Forth Green...
Mar 20 2024

A European collaboration will reignite the story of Salford’s hidden canal

An exciting collaboration between ourselves, the Dutch Embassy, Greater Manchester...
Mar 13 2024

Integral moves closer to reality as 60-acre site is adopted into the local plan

Plans to develop a strategic 60-acre site in East Leeds have moved a step closer...
Mar 08 2024

Nicola Wallis promoted to Board of Directors

We’re thrilled to announce the promotion of Nicola Wallis to our Board of Directors,...