Jo Barnes

Managing Director, Sewell Estates

As MD of Sewell Estates, Jo heads up the estates collection of businesses under the wider Sewell Group, which is made up of Sewell Investments, Sewell Construction, Sewell Facilities Management, Illingworth and Gregory and Shared Agenda. 

Jo has over twenty-six years’ experience working in property development and regeneration across the North of England and Scotland.  

She joined Sewell Group in 2008, initially as CEO of Hull Citycare. In 2012, Jo went on to establish Shared Agenda, a specialist estates consultancy that delivers services across the UK, where she is also Managing Director. 

Jo, a Chartered Director, also represents Sewell on various company boards, including the education and regeneration vehicle Hull Esteem, and the joint venture behind the £200m Yorkshire Energy Park development, Hull Eco Park Limited.  

As a Queen’s Award-winning company and a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work For, the Sewell Group is well known for championing social mobility and has recently announced plans to triple its recruitment of graduates, apprentices and trainees over the next five years, in support of local economic recovery. 

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