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Ella Lamport

Ella Lamport Director

After reading History at the University of Nottingham, Ella felt that she wanted to pursue a career where she could focus more on working with people and started her career in Town Planning recruitment. She very quickly became one of the most well-known consultants in her sector and the go-to consultant in the field when it came to delivery and a thorough service.

In her spare time, Ella lives for holidays, and can be found begging her friends to go away on mini breaks with her. This may slow down in the coming years however, as when on home turf she can be found researching which canine companion to bring into her life (any breed suggestions you may have are very welcome!)

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020 3795 4828

Richard Harris

Richard Harris Director

Richard began his career recruiting professionals into the Town Planning and Building Control sectors and has been speaking to countless contacts in the market for over 10 years.

His long standing presence in the sector has enabled him to build not only an extensive knowledge of the planning system, but also to cultivate relationships amongst a large network of professionals.

Outside of the office, Richard enjoys playing the odd round of golf, and was also a member of the Great Britain Ultimate Frisbee team and has travelled worldwide competing internationally for the past 12 years.

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020 3795 4830

Alex Ashman

Alex Ashman Associate Town Planning - Midlands and the North

Alex came to us at Park Avenue with years’ worth of experience working with Town Planners under his belt, to develop and nurture our relationships with clients in the Midlands and the North.

In his spare time, our South African Brummie is a massive rugby fan (a diehard Springbok fan) and an avid watcher of Game of Thrones.

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020 3795 4835

Jack Reed

Jack Reed Senior Consultant Town Planning - South East

Jack joined Park Avenue as our first employee, and is in charge of recruiting Planners in the South East and South Coast region.

His favourite things are Tottenham Hotspur, Guinness, white t-shirts (his daily uniform), animals (with a notable shout out to sharks), and hip hop (he wrote his dissertation on Kendrick Lemar).

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020 3795 4831

Sean Lindley

Sean Lindley Senior Consultant Town Planning - East Anglia

Sean joined Park Avenue to recruit Town Planners into the Central England and Northern home counties region, having turned his attention from studying law to recruitment.

When not at his desk you’ll find him completing crosswords on the train, memorising facts (both useless and mildly interesting) to improve our chances at the pub quiz and chasing other company’s dogs around our office building.

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020 3795 4832

Amy Holt

Amy Holt Consultant Town Planning - South West and West

Amy is in charge of recruiting Planners within the South West England region.

Prior to starting her career in recruitment, Amy was scaring tourists senseless on a daily basis, working as an actress at the London Dungeons. She loves going to the theatre, a bit of rhubarb gin, and singing in the office (despite everyone else’s protests!).

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0203 795 4834

Ben Brown

Ben Brown Consultant Property and Surveying

Ben is one of our dedicated General Practice and Commercial Surveying recruitment consultants, working with clients across the country.

He joined us having graduated in Sport and Social Sciences at the University of Bath, and is a keen sportsman who enjoys football on and off the pitch, supporting Man City. (Somewhat of a contradiction to this, he’s a Somerset boy at heart, has sat behind Coldplay’s drums on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury!)

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0203 795 4837

Manisha Josan

Manisha Josan Consultant Housing Services

Manisha specialises in recruiting within Housing Services in the Western region of the country.

Originally hailing from Birmingham, Manisha moved to London following her studies in English Language at Aston University. She is now not only our Housing Specialist, but our in-house skincare guru, so if you need any tips make sure to ask!

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020 3795 4828

Sarah Alfouadi

Sarah Alfouadi Consultant Housing Services

The other half of our super Housing team, Sarah specialises in recruiting for housing teams in the East of the country.

When not at work, our South London girl and Law graduate can be found sipping pornstar martinis and making the most of London’s great culinary scene.

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020 3795 4828

 Billie Smith

Billie Smith Consultant Town Planning

Billie heads up our permanent recruitment division and works with Town Planners to assist them in finding a position at the right time within consultancies, LPAs and developers.

She is a born and bred Londoner, where she lives with her lovely Staffie terrier (and best friend), Jack. On the weekends you’ll find her popping over the road to spend time with her family, spring cleaning her flat, getting excited about going out to eat or enjoying a few G&Ts with her friends.

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020 3795 4828

Sophie Holt

Sophie Holt Consultant Property and Surveying

Sophie specialises in assisting Building Surveyors and Project Managers to find a great new role.

Prior to joining Park Avenue, Sophie was living the dream travelling the world! She spent a year working in Australia, 3 months doing a whistle stop tour of south east Asia covering Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam, where she rode a motorbike from the south to north of the country.

Before heading back to her home town, Sophie spent the last three months in India, travelling from south to north this time, and trekking the Himalayas. She’ll be happy to discuss it with you anytime!

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020 3795 4836

Kerri Patel

Kerri Patel Executive Administrator

Kerri joined Park Avenue to keep us all organised and provide vital support for the whole team.

At home, when she’s not running after her 2 year old boy, you’ll find her cooking up a storm for her foodie Instagram page, her specialities being Asian food and a making a delicious sausage roll!

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020 3795 1515

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