Meet The Team

PHILIP GIFFORD

DIRECTOR

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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GARY SIMMONS

DIRECTOR

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 JOYCE

Director

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 DEVITT

PROPERTY MANAGER

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 GIFFORD

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

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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JOYCE ARMSTRONG

ACCOUNT ASSISTANT

Joyce has worked in the accounts environment for a number of years (BC) since it was discovered she could not spell (she still can’t) but had an aptitude for figures. Outside of workings hours Joyce enjoys socialising with friends (she only has 2 so does not go out much) family, cooking, reading, sewing, embroidery, barrel racing, judo. Joyce’s main achievement in life is waking up in the morning.

    DENISE MASSAHI

    CREDIT CONTROLLER

    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 STEWART

      HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL ESTATES

      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 SWANN

      COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGER

      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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