Established in 2007, Place North West is a business-to-business website for property and regeneration professionals in the North West.

Place North West publishes news, comment, event listings, job vacancies, in-depth special reports and professional advice on a broad subject range but with a strict regional focus.

In addition to our online publishing, Place North West also delivers the region’s best industry events, from breakfast meetings and conferences to client events and socials.

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Place North West reports on activity in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Merseyside, Preston, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Warrington and North Wales.

Please send ALL press releases to

Twitter: @PlaceNorthWest

LinkedIn: Place North West

Facebook: Place North West

Postal address: Parsonage Chambers, 3 Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2HW

Company number: 09392799


Paul Unger (1)Paul Unger – publisher

Paul started in journalism as a graduate trainee on the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo, rising to become business editor of the Daily Post aged 25. After moving into freelance business reporting, he spent six years as North West features writer for Property Week. Paul founded regional trade title Place North West in 2007.

Contact Paul:

07966 535262 |


Sarah Kb EditSarah Townsend – editor

Sarah is an award-winning business journalist with more than 10 years of experience in property and regeneration. She previously worked at Property Week, the Architects’ Journal and Planning magazine, as well as spending five years in Dubai most recently as senior business correspondent at the UAE’s biggest English language daily newspaper. She joined Place in 2019.

Contact Sarah:

07931 959683 |


Dino Edit 2Dino Moutsopoulos – commercial director

Dino has more than 16 years’ experience of business development and growing business brands. Specialising in event sponsorship, Dino has worked both nationally and internationally, winning work with global brands such as CBRE, ARUP, Kier, Virgin Media Business and Reed Midem.

Contact Dino:

07803 988112 |



Kirsty ButcherKirsty Butcher – product director

Kirsty, a graduate of the University of Manchester, joined Place in 2015. Her role is to oversee the delivery and development of Place North West and PlaceTech products, projects and operations.

Contact Kirsty:

07811 987023 |






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Jessica Middleton-Pugh – contributing editor

Jessica Middleton-Pugh graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2011 and has been working in property and construction journalism and media in the North West for the past six years. Jessica’s professional and engaging approach has led to her being nominated in various awards during her time in the region. She began writing for Place in 2012.

Contact Jessica:

07463 121215 |


Dan Whelan

Dan Whelan – reporter

Dan graduated with a First Class honours degree in journalism from the University of Salford in 2015, before moving to Spain to work as an English language teacher. During his four years in Spain, he worked as a freelance sports reporter, covering football for a variety of publications. Dan joined Place North West in January 2020.

Contact Dan:

07972 929928 |





Sabrina Bhaloda

Sabrina Bhaloda – commercial manager

Sabrina has more than 13 years of experience in media sales, advertising and media partnerships, covering the international market. Sabrina was born in France and has a BA degree in International Business from UCLAN as well as a double Masters degree from Universitée Lyon III, France and the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Contact Sabrina:

07308 479078 |




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Alyce Wood – event manager

Alyce‘s role is to manage and deliver the company’s events program. Australian born and bred, Alyce has lived in Manchester for more than three years. With a varied background of law, business development and event management with Addleshaw Goddard and Squire Patton Boggs, she joined Place in July 2018.

Contact Alyce:

07955 432 273 |


Laura Davies CropLaura Davies – event manager

After graduating from Bangor University, Laura began her career in event management at a bilingual communications consultancy. In 2013 she moved to Manchester, working in the events team of a B2B publishing company, before joining Place North West in November 2018.

Contact Laura:

07939 621312 |




DB Content ProducerDavid Booth – Content Producer

David graduated Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Filmmaking and went on to work behind the camera for 4 years creating videos and digital marketing content for a small recycled plastic manufacturing company in Lancashire. David joined in March 2020 to grow the video and content offering at Place North West.

Contact David:

07864 964168 |