We're proud of our people
We are lucky to have a business full of passionate, skilled and friendly people, who all help to make Placefirst what it is.
At Placefirst we design, develop, let and manage the neighbourhoods we create, and we have a specialist in-house team to handle every step of the journey.
These teams include:
- Resident services team
- Maintenance team
- Lettings team
- Finance team
- Development team
Chief Executive Officer
An experienced Executive Director with a record of delivering organic development & profitable growth.
Chartered surveyor with over 30 years experience, Darran is responsible for driving UK growth.
Experienced Finance professional and Chartered Management Accountant with substantial residential property knowledge.
Director of Assets and Strategy
A charted surveyor and responsible for developing and executing Placefirst’s strategy.
Customer Experience Director
A qualified member of Propertymark, Ian brings over 15 years experience in the industry.
With 15 years' experience in real estate investment, Henry is responsible for Placefirst's expansion geographically, including working with third party delivery partners.
Extensive experience in financial, legal and commercial matters specialising in the residential sector.
A chartered builder responsible for the safe delivery of all Placefirst projects.
Head of Maintenance
Construction professional leading on responsive maintenance.
Head of HR
A fellow of the CIPD, with a degree in Housing Studies. Developing people related strategies that underpin organisational development.
Head of Marketing and Comms
Marketing and communications professional, specialising in brand and engagement within the property sector.
Head of Finance
Big-4-trained Chartered Accountant, with significant experience in residential and commercial property industries.
Head of Planning
A chartered town planner. Secured over 1,000 new homes whilst at Placefirst.
Head of Business Intelligence
Finance professional. Focused on market and performance analysis to drive business improvement and planning.
Head of Resident Services
Committed to building strong resident relationships and improving satisfaction.
Head of Design
A Chartered Architect. Oversees the design process for all Placefirst projects from concept stage to completion.
Spotlight on resident services
Our award winning resident services managers are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to our residents, and they love what they do. Whether it's meeting you on moving day to show you how your new home works, this is a fun and varied role and lets our RSM's build great relationships.
Resident Services Manager for Welsh Streets
Head of Resident Services
Resident Services Manager for Skye Edge, Gell Street and Cross Heath Grove
What our team say about us
Working at Placefirst is always a great feeling. The company empowers its employees to make an impact on every project they are involved in, so at the end of the day what I have is a sense of accomplishment. The culture is open, flexible, inclusive, and engaging. Therefore, there is regular exposure to senior leadership, something I really look forward to everyday.- Jay, Market Intelligence Associate
Working at Placefirst has given me the opportunity to see the impact of my daily work and to do something different every day. Over the last 2 years I have had the chance to work on different projects involved with every team in the business, including tasks such as M&A, funding strategy and implementation of technology that is transforming how the organisation operates. Placefirst has also supported my professional development, enabling growth and personal balance.- Cesar Paniagua, Business Intelligence Manager
I started my career at PlaceFirst back in March 2020 as an Assistant Resident Services Manager and I am now a member of the maintenance department as the Lead Maintenance Co-ordinator. There is ample opportunity to progress. It is always a positive environment and I love the team I work with. I really like working for PlaceFirst and the support they give to people wanting to rent rather than purchase homes. I have never worked anywhere like it.- Lucy Edwards Maintenance Lead Co-ordinator