Meet the team

Our experienced team of procurement experts are on hand to get you up and running.

Alan Heron

Alan Heron, Head of Procurement

With over 20 years' experience in procurement and operational management, Alan has extensive experience of EU Procurement Legislation, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain, Value Engineering and leading strategic change through procurement.

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Debra Green, Business Development Manager

Debra Green, Business Development Manager

With over 25 years in construction and social housing, Debra has a wealth of experience working with clients to ensure the best procurement solutions are secured. She is committed to providing ongoing project support and assistance along with the rest of the team.

Operations Manager

Sophie is a master of organisation and keeps a tight rein on the team. Her friendly and approachable attitude has seen her work in the customer service industry for more than 16 years. 

Neil Jones

Neil Jones, Category Manager

With nearly 10 years’ experience in the social housing and construction sectors, Neil manages the procurement of Merchant Services, New Build Contractors, Fleet, and Fuel Cards. He previously worked for a large procurement consortia managing spend of over £100 million for decent homes projects across the UK.

Craig Ainscow

Craig Ainscow, Category Manager

An MCIPS qualified professional, Craig has over five years’ procurement experience delivering a variety of projects. He manages a range of direct spend categories including Builder’s Merchants and Whole House Contractors. Craig also developed the Places for People Group’s Supply Chain Code of Conduct.

Lisa Gallacher

Lisa Gallacher, Category Manager

With over 15 years’ procurement experience, Lisa’s role involves the procurement and contract management of indirect spend categories - including energy, recruitment, legal services, office related goods and services, and travel management.

Matthew Grice, Buyer

Matt manages various areas of spend including estate and facilities management, corporate services and ICT. He is currently working towards completion of the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.