For further information about PlaceShapers please contact Sinéad Butters, Chair and Chief Executive, Aspire Group. Please use the contact form below, call 01782 635200  or email

Alternatively, contact PlaceShapers Associate Director Lucy Ferman on 07974 371808 or

For information about the website or communications, including media enquiries, please contact Joanna Charlton, Shepherds Bush Housing Group: 020 8996 4263 or

PlaceShapers has 12 communication co-ordinators who look after a region. For details, click here.

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Joining the Group

If your organisation is interested in joining PlaceShapers please contact Sinéad Butters (see left).

There is a modest subscription to cover costs. This is set at £1,300.

PlaceShapers is a company limited by guarantee and without share capital registered under the Companies Act 2006 (no. 8555588).

Registered address: Mulliner House, Flanders Road, Chiswick, London W4 1NN. Telephone 020 8996 4203


The activities of PlaceShapers are managed by a board of member chief executives. Current board members are:

Sinéad Butters Aspire Group (Chair)

Matt Campion Shepherds Bush Housing Group

Frank Czarnowski West Kent Housing Association

Oona Goldsworthy United Communities 

Claire Higgins  Cross Keys Homes

Chan Kataria East Midlands Housing Group 

Angela Lockwood North Star Housing Group (Deputy Chair)

Charlotte Norman St Vincent's Housing Association

Matthew Walker Leeds Federated Housing Association

Allister Young Coastline Housing


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