Who we are
Place Yorkshire is a business-to-business website for property and regeneration professionals in the region.
We publish news, comment, in-depth special reports, video, and podcasts on a broad subject range but with a strict regional focus.
In addition to our online publishing, Place Yorkshire can also bring together property professionals for conferences, socials, receptions, dinners and roundtables.
Place Yorkshire reports on activity in Leeds, York, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull and more.
Please send ALL press releases to [email protected]
Championing a diverse and more modern built environment has always been a focus for Place North. That’s why we partner with Regeneration Brainery to accelerate change to make our industry more representative of the world in which it operates.
Regeneration Brainery is a not-for-profit organisation that addresses the skills gap and the need for diversity in the property industry by working with young people from under-represented backgrounds to encourage them to pursue careers in the built environment.
The Place team
Neil Tague - Senior reporter
Neil Tague is an experienced business journalist, with 20 years’ experience covering property and regeneration across the UK regions for titles such as Estates Gazette, The Sunday Times and Big Issue North. He has worked regularly with Place since 2015.
Paul Unger - Publisher & founder
Paul founded regional trade title Place North West in 2007 which developed into Place North Media Group in 2023, consisting of Place Yorkshire and Place North East as well. A well-established editor and journalist, he was previously business editor of the Daily Post and spent six years as North West features writer for Property Week.
David Thame - Analysis editor
David has more than 30 years’ experience covering the region’s property industry. He is responsible for producing The Subplot, which focuses on getting behind the headlines and examining the issues affecting the industry, as well as the significant role the North plays in the national economy.
Louise Hall - Business development manager
Louise has more than 25 years’ experience in business development. From Middlesbrough originally, she is a graduate of Teesside University and has lived in West Yorkshire for 23 years. She joined Place North in 2023 to focus on expanding Place Yorkshire and Place North East.
Dino Moutsopoulos - Managing partner, head of commercial
Dino has more than 22 years of experience in strategic business development and growing brands. Specialising in event sponsorship, Dino has worked both nationally and internationally, winning work with global brands and SMEs alike. Dino is responsible for leading the commercial offering of Place North and overseeing strategic commercial projects and managing key Partner work across the firm. He holds an MA in Communications and Public Relations from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Products & Events
Kirsty Butcher - Managing partner, head of product
Kirsty leads on the delivery and development of Place products and services, to ensure we’re providing engaging and quality publications across the North. She has nearly 10 years of B2B publishing experience and has been with Place since 2015, seeing readership grow by 300% in that time.
Laura Davies - Event director
Laura has more than 10 years of events experience. After graduating from Bangor University, she began her career in event management at a bilingual communications consultancy. In 2013 she moved to Manchester, working in the events team of a B2B publishing company, before joining Place in November 2018.
Zara Ashraf - Event assistant
Zara graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2022 with a degree in Business Management, before completing her MSc in Hospitality and Tourism at Northumbria University. She has several years of hospitality and event experience, joining the events team at Place North in 2023 as Event Assistant.
Office Management & Accounts
Fiona Davies - Office manager
Fiona gained a degree in Marketing with Management before moving to Manchester in 2011. Her background in the property sector consists of experience in legal, administrative and managerial positions. She positively assists and supports the day to day running of Place by managing our office and accounts.
Address: Parsonage Chambers, 3 Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2HW
Company number: 09392799