Our team

Place Partnership is a dynamic, growing, property services business that’s really going places. This is your chance to find out about some of the key members of our management team.

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Pp Team Image Andrew Pollard

Andrew Pollard

Managing Director

Andrew is a senior executive with 30 years of real estate experience. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and a qualified barrister.

Andrew spent almost 10 years as director of a number of real estate vehicles, during which time he was involved in investment, regeneration and development. He was director of Sanne Group for more than six years.

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James Devereux

Finance Director and Head of Group Services

Chartered accountant James has more than 20 years’ experience of advising colleagues and clients, and has worked for three FTSE100 companies during his career.

James is responsible for maintaining strong stewardship of Place Partnership, and delivering the robust internal controls that enable us to achieve our business goals.

He has a track record of challenging and improving processes and systems, and in-depth analytical and strategic skills to enable operational and financial planning.

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Ian Edwards

Director, Property Operations

Ian has worked in the construction sector for 20 years, during which time he has managed and delivered a wide range of projects.

Before joining Place Partnership in 2015, Ian was Head of Asset Management for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service. He has worked in both the private and public sectors, specialising in contract management, procurement and business processes.

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Mel Ganderton

HR Director

Mel has held a number of senior HR positions during her 20 year career. As HR Service Manager for Hoople, Mel helped to set up Place Partnership and shape the organisation’s transformation programme. She holds a Master of Arts (MA) in the Management of Human Resources.

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Chris Bentley

Director, Property & Asset Management

Chris is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer with over thirty years’ experience in property management. Chris spent approximately 12 years as Property Services Manager for a local authority in Northamptonshire before joining Place Partnership and has also worked in senior positions within the private sector being Group Property Manager for West Midlands Travel and Property Manager for BAE Systems

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Board of directors

Our directors have extensive experience across the public and private sector and provide strategic guidance and leadership to the management team.

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Work with us

Place Partnership is a young, dynamic, growing business that employs more than 200 staff and provides a range of property services.

We provide an environment in which our employees can thrive, grow and develop their career, and we’re always on the lookout for passionate, enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team. In return, you’ll have the chance to advance your career with a forward-thinking business that’s really going places.

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Current Vacancies

Graduate Town Planner

As part of our commitment to identifying and developing new talent we are looking for bright, ambitious graduates who are looking to start their career with an interesting and forward-thinking property company.

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Graduate Opportunities in Property

As part of our commitment to identifying and developing new talent we are looking for bright, ambitious graduates who are looking to start their career with an interesting and forward thinking property company.

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