Nominated for:
Best business to work for

Best small business
Family business of the year

Nathan Priestley is the Founder and CEO of Priestley Lettings as well as our sister companies, Priestley Construction and Priestley Homes. After working in the property industry as a consultant, Nathan decided to start Priestley Lettings on a shoestring budget in the middle of a recession in 2011. Most people would agree that this was not the ideal way to start a company but after nearly 5 years of hard work and many setbacks along the way, Priestley Lettings, together with the rest of The Priestley Group, now trades in 3 continents and employs over 100 staff with no sign of growth slowing.

Priestley Lettings was established in 2011 with the aim of providing an unparalleled service to both the West Yorkshire student and professional property sectors. By understanding what our client, the landlord, required from our services, we were able to concentrate on what our tenants require, which in turn helped us meet our client’s objectives. After all, the lettings process is a two-way street.

With our Bradford branch situated directly opposite the university, and our Leeds office based in the heart of Leeds city centre, we are ideally placed to market and manage both student and professional properties. With years of experience in the property trade and extensive local knowledge of West Yorkshire, we deliver a professional and efficient service, acting in the clients best interest at all times; if our client is not happy, then neither are we.
We provide unrivalled property marketing coupled with an expert team of property professionals that ensure our clients are taken care of throughout the lettings process. By constantly evolving our marketing techniques, we ensure our client’s properties stand out in the busy marketplace.

Our excellent occupancy rates and feedback from tenants is due to our commitment to improving our tenant’s experience at every opportunity.

The companies biggest achievements to date are being shortlisted for the Negotiator Awards, 3rd place in Fastest 50 and the winner of the Best Letting Agents in Yorkshire.

What town/city are you based in?
LeedsWest Yorkshire (North East)

Number of generations
1st generation


Number of employees