This year Lakeisha King from Addleshaw Goddard was named as the champion of champions at the record breaking event which brought 750 of the region’s property industry together at Elland Road. Nine acts, who had all won or finished as runners-up in previous years, competed for the coveted title. This year’s event raised more than £80,000 for charities LionHeart and St George’s Crypt.
Lakeisha, a Real Estate Paralegal at Addleshaw Goddard, along with dancers Sean Meehan, who also works for the firm, and Alice Carr from Freeths Solicitors, stole the show with their performance of Bonnie Tyler’s Holding Out For A Hero. The trio also won last year’s event.
In addition the event’s three founding sponsors, which includes Jonathan Morgan from Morgans City Living, Richard Lewis from Town Centre Securities Plc and Paula Dillon from Bond Dickinson, were recognised for their ten years on the organising committee. They will now hand the event over to Bruntwood, Gent Visick and Pinsent Masons next year, which have all come on board as additional sponsors in recent years. The event is also supported by media partner The Yorkshire Post, Candid PR, Saville Audio Visual and Tiger Tiger’s Lucky Voice.
This was undoubtedly the best Crypt Factor yet, and after 10 fantastic years, raising huge amounts of money for two very deserving charities, the time is right to hand the event over to a new organising committee. As this year’s show demonstrated, the Crypt Factor is in fine form and receives a superb level of support from Yorkshire’s property industry, so it’s ideally placed for the new sponsors to take it to the next level.