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 Lucy Ferman on 07974 371808 or

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

For details of the communications steering group, 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 £1,200.

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 10 member chief executives. Current board members are:

Sinéad Butters Aspire Group (Chair)

Sheron Carter  Gateway Housing Association

Frank Czarnowski West Kent Housing Association

Paul Doe Shepherds Bush Housing Group

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


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