About us.

Property development.

We’re not like those who are more about quantity than quality, we’re driven by a determination to build impressive properties without compromise.

Working for clients, we offer technical and contractor services. We have established a reputation for how we challenge the status quo, by being boldly creative and for pushing boundaries with our responsible approach to detail.

Our Team.

A dynamic and dedicated team who offer a wide range of skill sets.

Chris ‘CJ’ O’Connell



CJ is our company founder and a proven property developer since 2006. He’s successfully executed more than 25 projects and has managed rapid growth of the business since 2011. While overseeing the running of the business, CJ takes ownership of acquisitions, business development, investor relations and the strategic positioning for companies within the Chris James Group.


+44 (0) 7765 385 711

Kelly-Ann Pendle



Kelly joined the Chris James team in 2016. She’s an experienced Technical Project manager with a HNC in Construction who began her career progressing through the ranks at national home builders George Wimpey, Taylor Wimpey and David Wilson. Kelly leads the technical team providing design solutions and counsel throughout all stages.


+44 (0) 7732 374 007

Phil Walker



Phil joined the Chris James team in 2011 to lead the construction department. For the first part of his career, Phil was a Royal Engineer in the Army who left with a trade in carpentry. After leaving the army, Phil gained a wealth of experience leading teams on national builder’s sites before joining the company. He now directs and leads our construction team, ensuring projects are run to schedule and budgets.


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Dan O’Connell



Dan has over 22 years’ experience as a proven operations manager in the licensing industry, leading large teams across multiple sites which has equipped him with a wealth of operational and man-management skills. Dan joined the Chris James team in 2015, initially to direct the day to day operations of the business, before switching roles to lead our organisational development and HR.


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Rosalyn Humphries



Ros joined the Chris James team as Finance Director after managing the book-keeping and accounts for another business within our group. With experience running her own practice, she brings her skills to our management accounts and daily accounts requirements for our various property, accommodation and property management businesses.


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Jennie O'Connell



Jennie gained her law degree from Swansea University in 2007 and went on to study for her legal practice from UWE in 2008. In 2014, she joined a law firm where she completed her training and qualified as a solicitor. She is responsible for providing counsel on acquisitions and selling decisions and acts overall as company secretary for the Chris James Group.


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Michelle Atkinson



Michelle assists our Technical Director in providing Technical support at all stages of the development process. Michelle produces working drawing package designs in-house, or manages and assesses external designs. She helps to manage our work with consultants, suppliers, sub-contractors, housing associations and site management. She also prepares planning application drawings and documentation, building regulations applications and documentation and tender packages.


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Mike Cocca



Mike joined the company in 2017 to lead our procurement process. He has 4 years’ experience in purchasing and holds a Quantity Surveying & Engineering qualification in Construction Engineering. He has experience within the financial services and construction
sectors. He’s skilled in supplier risk management, negotiation, supplier evaluation and customer service.


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Vicky Coleiro

Assistant Buyer


Vicky joined the Chris James team in 2017. She has extensive experience working in administrative and support roles including IT support and systems implementation, managing customer databases, purchasing, credit control, quotes and estimates. As an Assistant Buyer, she helps our Procurement Manager with supply chain management, purchasing from through to invoice reconciliation and reporting on departmental budgets.


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April Polden

Interior Designer


April joined the Chris James team in 2017 and is responsible for the interior specification, spend and quantities for our developments. After graduating in 2015 with a BA Hons in Interior Design, she gained experience working in kitchen designs before switching to join our team.


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Meet our group.

We’re proud to belong to the Chris James Group.

Chris James Homes sells our new homes. We take great pride in offering carefully designed homes finished to a high standard with an excellent customer experience.

Chris James Accommodation looks after our rental properties and tenants. Since 2013, we’ve proudly been the housing partner for a local education provider.

Chris James Construction designs and builds homes and properties for our group and clients. This includes our new build developments as well as our conversions and renovations.

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