About us.

Creating individual properties that stand out.

We’re not like those who are more about quantity than quality, we’re driven by a determination to build beautiful homes without compromise. From our homes to our first-class customer experience, we invest in building better.

We create exclusive family homes, modern apartments and flexible living spaces for all kinds of people. 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 Leadership Team.

We're proud to have a dynamic and dedicated team who offer a wide range of skills.

Chris ‘CJ’ O’Connell

Founder & Managing Director


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

Technical Director


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

Dan O’Connell

HR Director


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 Chris James Group in 2015, initially to direct the day to day operations of the business, before switching roles to lead our organisational development and HR.


+44 (0) 7540 637 303

Rosalyn Humphries

FInance Director


Ros joined Chris James Group 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.


+44 (0) 1793 423 300

Phil Walker

Construction Director


Phil joined the Chris James Group 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.


+44 (0) 7841 429 270

Ella Thomas

Operations Director


Ella joined the company in 2015 after progressing through the ranks as an operational manager in another business with within our group. Having worked with our HR Director for several years, she was Initially tasked with managing our Chris James Accommodation business and she now manages numerous other projects, helping us to grow enterprises within the Chris James Group.


+44 (0) 7490 121 299

Jennie O'Connell

Company Secretary


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.


+44 (0) 7852 205 429

Mike Cocca

Procurement Manager


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.


+44 (0) 7921 335 835

Our values.

Our values help us to create more satisfying and rewarding experiences for our customers.

We believe in
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The Chris James Group.

We’re proud to belong to the Chris James Group which includes the following:
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 builds our homes and properties. This includes our new build developments as well as our conversions and renovations.

Want to speak to us?

Contact our team on 01793 423 300 or complete the form below.