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


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. Sarah joined Place in 2019.

Contact Sarah:

07931 959683 |


Julia Hatmaker SELECTEDJulia Hatmaker – deputy editor

Julia is a veteran multimedia journalist. She comes to Place from the United States, where she worked for nearly a decade at the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper The Patriot-News and its website, In 2020, she was named one of the 25 rising stars of journalism under the age of 35 by Editor & Publisher, the American newspaper trade magazine. She joined Place in 2021.

Contact Julia:

07984 451888 |



Dan Whelan September 2020 (CROPPED)Dan Whelan – senior 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 |


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David Thame – analysis editor

David has more than 30 years’ experience covering the region’s property industry. He joined Place as analysis editor, responsible for producing The Subplot and contributing broadly to the editorial management team. The Subplot focuses on getting behind the headlines and examining the issues affecting the industry, as well as the significant role the North West plays in the national economy.

Contact David:

01544 262127 |




Dino Moutsopoulos (1)Dino 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 |



Tom KerrTom Kerr – sales executive

Tom graduated from the University of Leicester with a degree in Archaeology & Ancient History. He is currently studying for a part-time MSc in Real Estate at Liverpool John Moores University. Tom has three years’ experience in the property sector ranging from residential sales and lettings to property development and management.

Contact Tom:

07366 564828 |




Products & Events

Kirsty Butcher SELECTEDKirsty 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 |




Laura DaviesLaura 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 |




Annaliese HeskethAnnaliese Hesketh – event assistant

Annaliese graduated with a First Class honours degree in Event Management from Leeds Beckett University. Having worked at an event publicist, she joined Place North West in March 2021 to assist with the busy calendar of conferences and socials.

Contact Annaliese:

07772 591057 |



David Booth SELECTEDDavid 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 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 |



Paul UngerPaul 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. 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 |