Meet The Team



Buxton Residential was formed in 2019 by Philip Gifford together with Gary Simmons to be a specialist residential leasehold management company. Philip has worked in property management for 20 years and owns PG&A Property which is now one of the largest property business in the North East, looking after a £400 million portfolio. In his spare time Philip enjoys family skiing holidays and spending time with the family.

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Buxton Residential was formed in 2019 by Gary Simmons together with Philip Gifford to be a specialist residential leasehold management company. Gary Simmons runs a successful and respected property maintenance company called Clearview. Over the last 30 years he has grown it into a team of 25 maintenance and trade workers to cover all aspects of property maintenance. In his spare time Gary enjoys spending time with his wife Paula.

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Allison started her career on a Youth Training Scheme for a small local firm. (Many moons ago). Since then she has worked for large commercial practices and has worked with PG&A for the last 8 years. Her role is finance director for the clients on property management. Outside work Allison spends most of her time with horses, cats and any other four-legged fury friends she can find. Time permitting, she will fit in her family and friends.

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Lisa started her career in customer service and high level complaints for a large telecommunications company. Changing her career in 2015 to work in property she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in residential lettings and property management, successfully gaining her Level 3 Residential Lettings and Property Management award. Lisa joined the Buxton/PG&A team to progress her career within commercial and block management, where she currently managing a mixed portfolio of estates. Outside of work Lisa is a mum to two daughters and enjoys socialising with friends. She also enjoys taking her two French Bulldogs on walking adventures.

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Emma started her career in primary school teaching; teaching across the primary school age range. During her twenty years of teaching, she managed a team of other teachers and teaching assistants, trained student teachers and worked as a moderator, going into other school settings to assess standards. Changing her career in 2019 to work in her husbands property business, (Buxton and PG&A) and develop the Human Resources for the company. Emma is excited to be part of a lovely team and keen to ensure everyone has a clear structure and guidance to work to. Targets, appraisals, job descriptions, contracts, training, are part of her role within the team. She also enjoys organising regular team building days out which have been a success, and her cakes are legendary!! Outside of work Emma is a Mum of two daughters and enjoys running, walking with her husband, reading, playing the piano, learning Spanish (badly), cooking and travelling.

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Denise has worked in various accounts roles all of her working life, from purchase ledger, sales ledger to customer service/telesales to credit control. Denise came to PG&A in 2013 initially as credit controller, but now expanded to a more varied accounts role. Unlike Joyce, Denise’s life outside the office is not very exciting, she enjoys spending her time with her family.



Simone started her career in the building industry moving into Property Management in 2006.  Since then, Simone has developed a good understanding of all aspects within block management. Simone will be Head of Property Management dealing with the day-to-day running of Buxton Residential property portfolio. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.  She also enjoys nights out with friends. Simone has a brown belt in kickboxing.

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Tamsin has worked within Property Management since 2013, starting as an Assistant commercial surveyor to then graduate and Property Manager. She graduated in BSc Real Estate at Northumbria University in 2019 after studying part-time over 5 years. Tamsin works as a Property Manager at Buxton Residential, managing a portfolio of estates within the Commercial department. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and writing a travel blog. She also enjoys CrossFit on an evening when not looking after her two dogs!

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Residential Property Manager

Mandy has worked in the property industry for 19 years, covering all aspects of the industry. Starting as a lettings negotiator and moving up to the property and block management department, where she has gained extensive hands on experience of the industry. Mandy works as a Residential Block Manager at Buxton Residential, managing the lettings and ASTs and also block management. In her spare time, she enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, travelling and also spending time with her family.

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Consultant Building Surveyor

Graham has worked as a building surveyor for over 25 years. He deals with all aspects of building surveying, including schedules of dilapidations, schedules of condition, party wall and onsite supervision for projects all over the country. Graham is a Consultant Building Surveyor at Buxton, assisting with the building surveyor aspect of the properties. In his spare time, he enjoying playing golf, sailing and spending time with his family.

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