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Meet the Team

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 year she finally welcomed her long awaited canine campanion in her life and when at home can be found cuddling her havamalt Frankie.

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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

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

Ben Brown

Ben Brown Senior 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 Senior 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

Amy Holt

Amy Holt Senior 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

Sophie Phillips

Sophie Phillips Business Manager Senior Interim - Economy and Place

Sophie joined Park Avenue to lead on senior appointments within the Economy & Place remits of our Local Government client base, whilst focussing on developing new relationships within the Midlands & the North. This will include Housing Associations, Registered Providers & Public Bodies.

Sophie’s career in recruitment started almost 7 years ago, after studying English Literature at University. Prior to joining Park Avenue, Sophie spent 6 years supporting Local Authorities, Housing Associations & Registered Providers in London & the South East with their Property & Asset Management requirements, the last 2 years of which included managing the Property Services Team.


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020 3976 1517

07514 638 325

Connor Stringer

Connor Stringer Consultant Town Planning - South East & Midlands

Connor specialises in placing Town Planners in their next role across the South East and Southern Midlands region.

Prior to beginning his town planning recruitment career a few years ago, you could find Connor in his home county Kent running the bar at a CIU club and playing in a darts league.

He is a keen footballer (and played for Charlton until his semi-pro football career was cut short at the tender age of 14) and has brushed shoulders with celebrities like Big Mo from Eastenders. 

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020 3976 1518

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

Conor Slough

Conor Slough Consultant Property and Surveying - East Anglia

Conor specialises in General Practice Surveying in the East Anglia region.

Prior to working in recruitment, Conor was a golf pro (and once played with Darren Clarke)

When not at work, you can find him on the golf course, or travelling the country to support West Ham.

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020 3976 1513

Shahid Gulamhussen

Shahid Gulamhussen Consultant Environmental Health

Shahid specialises in recruiting environmental health professionals across the country.

Originally from Portugal, Shahid moved to London after his studies in History at the University of Lancaster. In his spare time Shahid loves travelling, although he has a perpetual fear of flying so any suggestions to overcome this would be welcome!

Shahid is also a very big coffee afficionado so always on the hunt for the best coffee in London!

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020 3976 1514

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 making a delicious sausage roll!

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020 3795 1515

Sarah Alfouadi

Sarah Alfouadi Talent Acquisition and Sales Support Operations

Sarah's in-depth knowledge of recruitment and our sectors makes her great at keeping us all organised and providing vital support to our Consultants.

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


Frankie Chief Welfare Officer

Frankie joined the team in 2021, and what she lacks in experience she makes up for in dedication.

Alongside her role as Welfare Officer, Frankie brings additional skills to the company such as cardboard box desconstruction and disposal.

At home she can be found roaming the garden looking for bugs to befriend, or enjoying a nice long nap. 

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