Staff Profiles

  • Owner, MD & Executive Team

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  • Carolyn Mellor

    Carolyn Mellor

    Owner and MD

    With my roots in retail I bring an eye for detail and a passion in customer service to the property industry. Creating a well trained team with a single vision and desire to be the best is my measure of success.
    My experience of opening the first Dorothy Perkins in Northern Ireland and then a further 9 before moving to England to be responsible for multi sites in the North West has given me the knowledge required to run a business and understand the need for strong procedures and measuring performance.
    Being part of a unique book club of entrepreneurial females who meet once a month in various restaurants around Manchester provides me with a welcome laugh at life. I live in the city centre and am spoilt for choice for theatres and entertainment…….and the great thing is I can walk home afterwards!

  • Ann Durrell

    Ann Durrell

    Director of Development

    I fell into the property industry by accident in 1998 when I was looking for a temporary job after finishing sixth form college. I must have found my vocation as I have been in the industry ever since, the majority of it with homes4u.

    My experience with homes4u spans from home advisor level to Branch management and I have spent time in the sales and rentals departments in the City Centre, Withington and Altrincham.

    In 2015 I moved into the executive team as Director of Development. My role is really varied and involves developing policies and procedures, marketing (digital and off line), event management systems and IT amongst many other things.

    I hold NFOPP Technical Award Level 3 in Residential Lettings and Property Management and Residential Sales. NVQ in Residential Lettings and Property Management. I have completed a professional 10 week course in Search and Social Media at Salford University as well as numerous course in legislation, marketing and social media.

    Outside of the office I am usually found either training in the gym or out exploring the great outdoors with my family. I also write theatre reviews and spending time with my friends.

  • Matthew Cotton

    Matthew Cotton

    Director of Finance

    Originally from North Manchester I joined homes4u in 2000, working in the property management and lettings departments before moving in the property accounts department.
    In my role as Director of Finance I handle the business’s financial planning and budgeting, developing financial procedures and systems, and oversee the financial team.
    I am a committee member of Edenfield Cricket Club and also the 2nd II captain for the 2016 season.

  • Head of Sales and Lettings

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  • Steve Curley

    Steve Curley

    Head of Sales and Lettings

    Originally from Southport I moved to Manchester in 2006 after university. Early on in my working career I gained a high level of experience in customer services through retail and hospitality. I also spent a number of years working around television production and corporate film making.
    I started with homes4u in 2008 as a Home Advisor in the Withington Branch before moving to Fallowfield and becoming the Branch Manager. In my current role I oversee all sales and rental activity in the South Manchester area.
    I have studied Business, IT, Media, Photography and Film studies at AS & A2 levels. I also have a Higher National Diploma in Media Production.
    I enjoy traveling and seeing new places, I’m an avid music fan who likes to attend live gigs. A regular gym goer, who also enjoys partaking in team events, I ‘try’ to attend as many matches as possible at Sale Sharks RFC

    Tel: 0161 448 4805

  • City Centre Branch

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  • Poppy Lockwood

    Poppy Lockwood

    Lettings Manager City Centre

    Originally from Middlesbrough, I have now settled in Manchester after University where I gained a BA Hons Philosophy at MMU / NEBOSH General Certificate.
    I started with homes4u in 2015 as a Viewings Representative quickly progressing through to a Home Advisor role, at the beginning of 2018 I was promoted to the City Centre Lettings Manager. I live, work and socialise in the City Centre which gives me great knowledge of the area, as a part of my job I am always looking for new landlord, properties and developments. Outside of work, I’m a Golfer and like socialising with friends.

    Tel: 0161 236 0202

  • Alice Pittard

    Alice Pittard

    Home Advisor

    “I moved to Manchester in 2013 to study Textiles at MMU and worked at Night and Day café while I was studying. Since moving to Manchester I have lived in the city centre and South Manchester meaning I have first hand knowledge of living and socialising in the area. After graduating I spent time at a small independent estate agent in the city centre where I gained experience and knowledge. In 2018 I joined the team at homes4u’s Deansgate branch. As a Home Advisor, I help tenants find the right property and landlords their best tenants. Outside of work I spend the majority of my free time socialising with friends, visiting family in the west country, painting or sewing.”

    Tel: 0161 236 0202

  • Tommy Thacker

    Tommy Thacker

    Home Advisor

    After travelling Thailand for just under 5 weeks, I decided to move from my small home town in North Yorkshire to Manchester.
    3 years later I’m still here! Coming from a retail background I enjoy interacting with customers and making sure everyone walks away happy.
    Recently joining homes4u as a Homes Advisor it’s my job to match properties to our applicants specific needs.

    Tel: 0161 236 0202

  • Beth Irons

    Beth Irons

    Home Advisor

    I joined the team at homes4u in 2019 and I hold the Level 3 Technical Award in residential lettings and property management. I started my career in the industry with an online agency but missed the personal interaction I had experienced from previous customer service based roles. I have lived in Manchester for 8 years, in South Manchester when I was studying and more recently the City Centre. I have a passion for food and wine and Manchester is a great place to enjoy that!

    Tel: 0161 236 0202

  • Sales Team

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  • John Temperton

    John Temperton

    Senior Sales Negotiator and Valuer

    I have had a wealth of experience in the property industry, working both as a Sales Manager and a Letting Manager for over 12 years in a small independent Estate Agency.
    I started with homes4u in July 2017, as a Senior Sales Negotiator and Valuer at the City Centre Branch and more recently progressing to Sales Manager. The position involves managing the City Centre Sales team and visiting home owners to give advice on the valuation of their homes and offering the highest level of customer service and professionalism throughout the sale process.
    My passion for property started in 2002 when I bought my first investment property and subsequently started working as a Valuer in Leeds, and the rest as they say is history! I currently hold the NFOPP Level 3 in Property Management which I achieved in 2014. I have a young family with two boys who tend to keep me busy most weekends and in my spare time.

    Tel: 0161 236 8606

  • Umair Khan

    Umair Khan

    Sales Negotiator

    I joined the sales team at homes4u in 2019, I had previously worked with the property management team providing inventory support during July and August after completing my studies. I am currently working towards a Level 2 apprenticeship in Residential Property Sales.

    Tel: 0161 236 8606

  • Joshua Nipyo

    Joshua Nipyo

    Sales Negotiator

    Having grown up in Manchester, I completed my Philosophy degree at MMU back in 2015. I have a great knowledge of the city and its surrounding areas. I have a passion for customer service and thrive off dealing with a multiplicity of people from different walks of life. Outside of work, I’m an frequent cinema goer, and as an avid football fan, I try my hand/feet at 5 aside as much as possible.

    Tel: 0161 236 8606

  • South Manchester Branches

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  • Robert Crehan

    Robert Crehan

    Lettings Manager South Manchester

    Hi I’m Rob and I am Lettings Manager with homes4u based in South Manchester. I have worked in the housing sector for over 17 years working in both social and private sector and hold a HNC in Housing Management. I am a passionate about providing excellent customer service to both landlord and potential applicants. Away from work I enjoy watching my beloved rugby team the Leigh Centurions and also enjoy outdoor activities such as Tough Mudder where I usually end up getting electrocuted for my efforts!

    Tel: 0161 448 0090

  • Corey Stanyer

    Corey Stanyer

    Home advisor

    I’m originally from Stoke-on-Trent and in 2016 I moved to Manchester. I have spent many years in the customer service industry; I previously worked at John Lewis as a band ambassador and styling coach. I pride myself on my customer service skills, and enjoy getting to know peoples needs to provide them with their perfect property. When I’m not working I enjoy traveling, day trips with my dog and partner, watching Netflix and eating lots.

    Tel: 0161 448 0090

  • Philip Moynihan

    Home advisor

    I am originally from Scotland but moved down south and have spent the last seven years working and studying in Manchester. I have previously worked in legal offices and as a manager in a residential camp in Ontario, Canada but having previously rented through homes4u as a student I knew it was a company I would love to be a part of. Outside of work I am a huge rugby and musical theatre fan.

    Tel: 0161 448 0090

  • Shazia Bibi

    Shazia Bibi

    Home Advisor

    From Manchester, moved around a bit but I am now settled back in Manchester.
    I have worked as a Home Advisor since joining homes4u in 2011, based in the City Centre, Withington and am now based in the Fallowfield Branch.
    I have NFOPP Technical Awards in Residential Lettings and Management and in Residential Sales as well as a BA Hons in Law & English Literature from UCLAN
    I love travelling to places of major cultural and historical significance, China and Russia being some of my most recent trips. I’m also an avid reader; a bit of a bookworm. Regular theatre goer who loves to socialise with people of different ages and backgrounds

    Tel: 0161 448 0090

  • Chanel Braithwaite

    Chanel Braithwaite

    Home Advisor

    I’m originally from Manchester, and in 2013 I moved to Chester to complete my degree in Law. I moved back when I had completed my degree as I missed the bigger city life Manchester offers I joined the Fallowfield homes4u team in January 2019, and enjoy interacting with a variety of people and have had many experiences of helping customers, including roles within the property industry. Outside of work I love writing/reading, going to the gym, listening to music and a good day trip out with friends.
    Also love travelling around, exploring, seeing different things and meeting new people, especially when there’s some sun involved.

    Tel: 0161 448 0090

  • Rental Administration Team

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  • Tarin Entwistle

    Tarin Entwistle

    Rental Administration Manager

    Originally from Greater Manchester and now living in Cheshire. Prior to starting with homes4u in 2015, I worked in the hospitality trade. During my time in hospitality, I gained a wide knowledge of all aspects of business life, work ethic and great customer service skills. In my past employment, I gained an NVQ level 3 in hospitality and I am currently studying for a degree in Business and Finance.
    I really enjoy the property industry and in my role I look after the tenancy administration alongside and the day to day running of the Withington Branch. My out of work interests are family, social events, fitness, wine tasting clubs, charity work, property development.

    Tel: 0161 448 4806

  • Katie Cannon

    Katie Cannon

    End of Tenancy Co-ordinator

    Coming Soon...

    Tel: 0161 448 4802

  • Pete Groves

    Pete Groves

    Tenancy Administrator

    I’m Mancunian born and bred, with a proud Jamaican Heritage, raised to respect all people and be polite.
    I’ve worked at the City Centre Branch since I started with homes4u in 2007, having previously worked in the retail sector for over 15 years. Good customer service has always been my priority.
    As the branch Tenancy Administrator, I liaise with landlords and tenants to make sure that all tenancy paperwork is completed swiftly and correctly.
    If I am not in the office I can be found socializing with family & friends and watching my football club (MCFC). I also like travelling and generally having a good time.

    Tel: 0161 448 4806

  • Michelle Brobbin

    Michelle Brobbin

    Arrears Administrator

    For the most part of my career I worked in the Department of Work and Pensions as an Admin Officer, processing various benefits and appeals for just over twelve years. In my role as Arrears Administrator at homes4u, I manage rent and service charge arrears for the property management portfolio as well as chase outstanding payments with tenants and guarantors. In my time outside of the office, I enjoy shopping, eating out and watching films.

    Tel: 0161 448 4802

  • Emma Amoah

    Emma Amoah

    Property Accounts Assistant

    I am originally from Grimsby Town and having moved around quite a bit, I finally moved to Manchester to study BA (HONS) Financial Services, Planning, and Management at MMU.
    I have worked in a wide range of industries during and after my Degree and joined homes4u in October 2017 as a Property Accounts Assistant.
    My role entails preparations of weekly and monthly BACS payment runs to clients when required, processing direct debits and posting payments.

    Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, shopping, traveling and having “Date Day” with my boys!

    Tel: 0161 448 4802

  • Head of Property Management

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  • Andrew Harrison

    Andrew Harrison

    Head of Property Management

    I am a lifelong mancunian and I started my career in the letting and sales department at homes4u in 2001. It was when I moved to the Property Management team that I felt I had found my true vocation. I am an Accredited National Landlord Association Member and when not at work I like to spending time with my new family. I enjoying reading and do so every chance I get.
    As the Head of Property Management my role is to maintain high levels of service in relation to repairs and tenancy turnarounds.

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Property Management

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  • Keir Dawson

    Keir Dawson

    Portfolios Manager

    I joined homes4u in 2016 as part of the compliance team, moving into my current role in 2017. Prior to this, my experience was several years in Greater Manchester’s social housing sector including
    Manchester City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Action Team between 2004 and 2007.
    Your Housing Group (and formerly Harvest Housing Group) Community Safety Team between 2007 and 2014.
    Law degree from the University of Leeds and currently studying for NFOPP Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management
    If I am not in the office I am doing lots of very interesting and exciting things, to many to mention!

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Heather Harrington

    Heather Harrington

    Compliance Officer

    I joined the property industry and homes4u in 2013 in the role of Property Manager after achieving a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying at Salford University. As my homes4u career has progressed I have also successfully passed further industry qualifications. I now also hold the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP) Technical Award Level 3 in Residential Lettings and Property Management.

    This qualification has set me in good stead for my current role which I moved into in 2017 to Compliance Officer. My role has been created within our property management department to ensure that homes4u offers the best possible service to its clients and tenants. I enjoy being able to help customers by offering advice on keeping up-to-date with these ever-growing set of rules and regulations that govern our sector.

    In my time outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends when I get the opportunity. I have a still very recent addition to the family in my gorgeous toddler that keeps me busy and on my toes!

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Jodie Logan

    Jodie Logan

    Property Management Assistant

    Coming Soon...

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Emma Worthington

    Emma Worthington

    Senior Property Manager (Block Management)

    I started with homes4u in 2013 and I have specialised in block management for about 9 years. As Senior Property Manager I liaise with our landlords and tenants to ensure all tenancies are stress-free. Along with looking after homes4u's block management portfolio I also manage a portfolio of in residential houses all over the northwest for our landlords.

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Andrew Brownlee

    Andrew Brownlee

    Senior Property Manager (Commercial)

    I have worked in the property industry since 2009 and joined homes4u as a Property Manager in 2012. I hold a Dip DEA, BSc Electrical Engineering from Salford University and an NFOPP (Property Mark) Technical Award Level 3 in Residential Lettings and Property Management. I am responsible for managing the Commercial Portfolio within the company

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Ann-Marie Taylor

    Ann-Marie Taylor

    Property Manager

    I joined the team at homes4u in the Rental Adminnistration department in the role of End of Tenancy Administrator. I moved over to the Property Management team in October 2019.

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Matthew Butler

    Matthew Butler

    Property Manager

    Mainly worked in sales and customer service based roles before entering into the property industry. I joined homes4u in 2015 and as a Home Advisor, I look to find clients their perfect new home either for sale or for rent.
    Outside the office I enjoy going to the cinema, attending local gigs and I’m a big Manchester United fan.

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Tracey Davies

    Tracey Davies

    Property Manager

    I recently re-joined the Property Management team at homes4u. AS one of the team of property managers I am responsible for a portfolio of our managed properties. I am currently studying for the NFOPP level 3 Qualification in Residential Lettings and Property Management

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Mitesh Kara

    Mitesh Kara

    Property Manager

    I graduated from University in 2008 where I studied Graphic Design. After University I took up a sales role and also set up my own Graphic Design Company. In 2016 I felt that the time was right for me to make my next career move. I chose property as the industry had always appealed to me. I believe that the customer service skills I gained from my sales role along with my eye to detail, give an excellent foundation for a role in Property Management.

    After gaining two years experience in commercial and residential property management, moved to homes4u in February 2018. As one of the team of property managers at homes4u I look after a portfolio of properties to ensure high levels of customer service for our managed tenants and landlords. I am looking forward to the next step in my career and undertaking my Property Mark qualification in the coming months.

    Tel: 0161 448 4800

  • Central Services

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  • Andrew Mellor

    Andrew Mellor

    Partner Development Manager

    I am Manchester bred, but love to travel and experience new cultures, expand my horizons. I spent six months living and working in Beijing and three months in Barcelona before returning to start a career in the marketing industry.
    I joined the company in September 2015 in the newly created position of Digital and Social Media Co-ordinator. In January of 2018, I was promoted to Partner Development Manager where my role is to increase the brand awareness of homes4u through establishing strong partnerships with other complementary brands.
    Out of the office, my usual week will normally involve a mixture of 5 a side football, the gym, spending time with friends over a few drinks, and a weekend trip to see the boys at the Theatre of Dreams, keeping the faith through thick and thin!

    Tel: 0161 448 4808

  • Doug Mingle

    Doug Mingle

    Finance Assistant

    Over 20 years working in finance departments, I joined homes4u in 2011. As Finance Assistant I handle the business accounts.
    Privately I enjoy participating in sporting activities such as football and cricket as well as maintaining my own physical fitness. My interests include science, history and politics.
    Currently I am studying toward AAT Qualification – Level 3, BTEC National at the North Trafford College, Certified training in RSA-Information technology

    Tel: 0161 448 4818