Jeremy Priestley spent most of his childhood and business career in the Sheffield community of South Yorkshire, United Kingdom. A well-known businessman with knowledge of finance, accounting, business development and corporate restructuring, Priestley has spent years building valuable business relationships in Sheffield. Jeremy Priestley has also made an impact in his hometown through good stewardship and support of nonprofit organizations.
Other than a six-month stay in London, Jeremy Priestley has called Sheffield home his entire life. As a young man, he began his career working in a local accounting firm. At the firm, he excelled quickly, becoming a partner in two years and a managing partner in five. No small feat, Priestley helped the company grow turnover by 800%.
From there, Jeremy Priestley took his knowledge and went out on his own. “I set up a receivables management business from scratch,” said Priestley. Again, Priestley attracted big clients to help stimulate massive growth. “Clients included Microsoft, Netapp and Yahoo.” After a decade of running the receivable management company, Jeremy Priestley exited with a successful sale of the company.
With all his success in business, Priestley has been able to play an important role in the Sheffield, South Yorkshire community. His biggest focus has been on supporting the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation. The foundation is “one of only four dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK and provides integrated healthcare for children and young people, including community and mental health care as well as acute and specialist services.” For over twenty-five years Priestley has fundraised for the hospital through his participation with the Daffodil Ball.
Jeremy Priestley is a major player in the Sheffield business community and a supporter of the cities most important community foundations.