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We've appointed our first Partnerships Director

parterships director jo allen

This week, we have appointed Jo Allen as our Partnerships Director in a move that reflects the company’s mix tenure growth.


Jo has been promoted into the new role, having been instrumental in our growth with the deals completed in the last 12 months. In that time, we have extended our reach across the North West, with energy-efficient homes now available for sale, rent and shared ownership.


Jo has played a pivotal role in fostering partnerships with housing providers including Torus and Bolton At Home. The former saw 106 Northstone homes made available for shared ownership via Torus, at sites in Ellesmere Port and Wigan.


The move also recognises the increased importance we continue to place on social value and sustainability, with external partnerships with community, education and environmental organisations being at the core of the company’s mission to create sustainable neighbourhoods.


This adds to Jo’s existing position as Operations Director for Letta – the suburban build-to-rent company set up by Peel L&P and Redwing, part of The Regenda Group. Letta’s first properties have been Northstone new builds.


Phil Wilson, Chief Executive, said:


“A major part of Northstone’s growth and success has been through the partnerships we’ve forged with contractors, local authorities, housing providers, including the local community and environmental groups. This will become more important as we extend our offer across the North of England, meaning appointing Jo as our Partnerships Director was the next logical step as it becomes an integral part of our business.


“Jo has been instrumental in establishing a highly collaborative approach and we’re thrilled she’s taken up this key leadership role. She has been a major champion of Northstone’s approach to delivering design-led, sustainable communities, with a focus on striking partnerships that unlock delivery of new homes and added social value. We’re excited to see her grow with Northstone and to have been key to the establishment of Letta as our Build to Rent offer.”


Jo Allen, Partnerships Director, said:


“Northstone’s approach from day one has always been to unpack the homebuilding process and explore how things can be done differently. The approach to building quality relationships and genuine partnerships was no exception, and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved to date … from our work with local charities and schools in the places we work, to the commercial deals we’ve struck to make our sites truly mix tenure and great places to live.


“Becoming the Partnerships Directors is a big responsibility but a challenge I’m fully embracing and looking forward to. I want to expand our reach and deliver the positive social and environmental legacies we can create as we develop more homes across the region.”


Since establishing in 2019 Northstone, part of Peel L&P, has gone from strength-to-strength. We currently have over 1,300 homes in the pipeline on sites totalling around 150 acres.