Meet the Management Team


Peter Bigge, AIRPM 
Managing Director

Having been involved in Property Management since 1996, Peter has gained a wide experience of the issues associated with the sector which has enabled him to provide clients with professional considered advice.
As his company continues to grow he had become more involved in helping oversee the various departments and concentrate on business development.  
It is Peter’s intention to ensure that Town & City Management Ltd provides the highest level of Residential Management Services throughout the UK.



Martin Baker, FCMI 

Martin spent over 22 years in the British Armed Forces with the last 12 years being in Senior Management, primarily in Communications and Strategic Planning and also managing over 200 personnel. 
Martin gained several qualifications throughout his military career and these include: BA (Hons) Leadership and Management, British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Level 4 in Facilities Management and Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2). Martin joined in April 2011 shortly after leaving the British Armed Forces.  As a Director of TCML Martin manages all projects within the company and also manages a small number of residential blocks.
Martin is currently a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and is currently studying towards Chartered Fellow of the Charted Management Institute (CMGR FCMI).


Susan Johnson, AIRPM 

Susan joined Town & City Management Ltd. in December 2004 in the role of Personal Assistant to Peter Bigge, and progressed to Property Manager in 2006 managing a large portfolio and dealing with all aspects of Leasehold Property Management.  
Susan passed the IRPM Part 1 examination in 2009 becoming a fully subscribed Associate of the Institute of Residential Property Management. In 2010 Susan was appointed as a Director of TCML.  
Susan now manages a smaller portfolio of properties and provides support and advice to all the Property Managers



Shaun Kernon, TECH SP 
Associate Director/Property Manager

Shaun has been employed with Town & City Management Ltd since 2008. Coming from a Health and Safety/Fire Safety and Construction industry background, this has helped Shaun within his role assisting and advising on current and updated legislation.   
Over the years he has progressed through the company. Shaun became Head of Maintenance in 2012, then Property Manager in 2015 to the present day. Shaun was appointed Associate Director in 2017.  At present Shaun manages an extensive portfolio, also assisting the Board of Directors.



Tom Woodley, MIRPM Assoc. RICS
Associate Director/Business Development

Having started his career in Residential Property Management over 10 years ago, Tom has predominately based himself in Bournemouth.  
Tom has held Senior Management positions at Castleford Management Limited and Rebbeck Brothers Limited over the past 5 years.  
Tom joined Town & City Management Ltd in October 2016 and has an extensive knowledge of the property industry, one of Tom’s roles is building strong relationships with new business contacts. He is a member of the IRPM and Associate Member of RICS and enjoys the challenges the position of Associate Director brings.



Laura McGill, MIRPM Assoc. RICS 
Associate Director/Area Property Manager

Laura started her career in 2007 as an Assistant Property Manager for Countrywide Plc, being promoted to Property Manager in 2009. Laura has subsequently held Property Manager positions with Remus Property Management and Grainger Plc, as well as achieving Member status of the IRPM and Associate Member of RICS. Throughout Laura’s career she has dealt with a number of different blocks including new developments, RMC's and private investment funded buildings.   In her role as Area Property Manager Laura currently oversees Property Manager’s to ensure they operate to the standards required by Town & City Management Ltd.



Matthew Harris, MIRPM Assoc. RICS 
Property Manager

Matthew started his career in 2005 as a property services advisor for Mainstay Group, moving onto Phipps and Pritchard to become a property manager in 2007. Having achieved MIRPM and Associate RICS Status Matthew is fully conversant with Landlord and Tenant legislation. With over 12 years’ experience in the property sector Matthew has held a number of positions with managing agents such as SDL Bigwood  and more recently JLL as a senior surveyor managing commercial property. Throughout Matthew’s career he has worked with RMC’s, recognised Residents Associations and private investment buildings and aims to provide and continue the first class service provided by Town & City Management Ltd.



Michelle Womersley, AIRPM 
Property Manager

Michelle has over 9 years’ experience working as a Property Manager primarily for one company before moving to Town & City Management Ltd.
Michelle has managed a varied portfolio ranging from very simple 6 unit developments to more complex 200 unit developments. Michelle has also worked closely with a number of RMC’s which has enabled her to deliver the standards of management required.  Michelle has gained enormous experience not only of day to day management of developments but of dealing with major works and legislative issues. Michelle was nominated for her efforts in management in the News On The Block (NOTB) Property Manager of the year award 2015.



Louise Thomas, AIRPM 
Property Manager

Louise joined Town & City Management Ltd in June 2017 and has been a Property Manager since 2013.  She currently manages over 25 developments.  Louise is a hardworking, flexible and dependable team player, with a good eye for detail.  With a positive ‘can do’ attitude, excellent at building strong and effective relationships. Louise is keen to further her career within the Leasehold Sector and she aims to complete her MIRPM in the near future.



Simone Stewart 
Property Manager

Simone started her career in 2007 as a Property Manager for Trinity Estates.  In 2011 she was promoted to Regional Manager of Trinity Estates sister company Ottimo Property Services gaining business and looking after the property maintenance on Trinity Estates developments across the North of England.  Throughout Simone’s career she has dealt with a number of different developments ranging from small blocks to large estates. Simone joined Town & City Management Ltd in April 2017 as a Property Manager overseeing a number of developments in the North East of England.



Anna Day 
Property Manager

Anna started her career as a Commercial & Residential Property Manager in 2006. Having worked in the industry for two years she took time out to raise her son. In 2014 she was recruited by Buckingham Property Management as the South West Area Property Manager. Her employment transferred to Town & City Management Ltd directly from BPML. Anna has managed a small portfolio in her region for 3 years. In her early employment she attended various RICS seminars and courses. 



Sarah Jones, AIRPM 
Property Manager

Having previously worked in Sales and Lettings environments, Sarah started her Property Management career in October 2008, undertaking the role of Property Management Administrator, responsible for Repairs and Maintenance and Building Insurance Claims. In April 2010, Sarah became a Property Manager overseeing a Portfolio of just under 30 properties and gained AIRPM status in July 2012. An experienced Property Manager, Sarah has worked for House & Son Property Consultants and Hamilton Townsend Chartered Surveyors. For the past four years, Sarah has managed a sizeable portfolio of RMC and Freehold properties, including one of the largest residential blocks in Bournemouth.


Joseph Mellery-Pratt, AIRPM 
Property Manager

Joseph (Joe) originally worked in the marine industry after obtaining his RYA Yacht Master qualifications. During this time he gained good customer service and organizational skills which have been valuable when the transfer was made to the property industry. Joe started as a trainee Property Manager at Rebbeck Brothers and soon rose to a full time AIRPM qualified Property Manager with a large portfolio ranging from 3 units up to 88. Joe has worked for the last 6 years with RMC and Freehold properties always building strong relationships and providing a practical approach to solving problems.


James Peel  
Property Manager

James started his career in property management in 2001 when he became a property manager for a letting agent which lead to James starting up his own inventory clerk business. He then moved into estate management nine years ago. James has worked for Encore Estate Management and RMG but has also worked for a small independent property management company so he understands the importance of a personal approach within a professional company.


Lois Cooper  
Property Manager

Lois has spent most of her professional career in property. Having worked as a Legal Secretary for over 12 years, she started seeking new opportunities which lead her to embark upon a career in housing management. Lois joined Housing Solutions in 2009 as a Housing Officer, being promoted to supervisor in 2014. During this time, Lois gained a wealth of knowledge having managed mixed tenure developments. In early 2017, Lois joined Remus Property Management as Property Manager, where she managed a varied portfolio from small luxury developments to more larger complex developments together with RMC instructions. Lois has recently completed her IRPM foundation course and is now looking forward to qualifying as an AIRPM in the near future.


Head Office

2nd Floor, North Point,
Faverdale North,
Darlington, Co Durham,

PHONE: 01325 389 689
FAX: 01325 389 789

Leeds Office

1200 Century Way,
Thorpe Park Business Park,
Colton, Leeds,
LS15 8ZA

PHONE: 0113 251 5044
FAX: 0113 251 5100

London Office

Kings Cross,

PHONE: 020 3036 0573
FAX: 030 3751 0912

Bournemouth Office

Platinum Park,
Exeter Park Road,

PHONE: 01202 007 699