The Team

As an employee owned business we are ambitious, creative, collaborative and changemaking. These are the values that guide the way we work, our relationships with clients and with each other.

Whether you’re looking for commercial property management, property-led regeneration and economic development, creative placemaking or workspace animation, our exceptional team can help.

Private and public sector customers work with us because we bring outstanding commercial insight, creativity, delivery expertise, business critical relationships and a proven track record of success.

We have teams managing workspace in Newcastle, Leeds, Rotherham and Sheffield, as well as operational colleagues and those delivering consultancy services. All have a collective stake in the business and it’s future success through an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).

We stimulate northern economies through ambitious urban regeneration and property management initiatives. Please get in touch with us today to learn more.


Meet the Senior Management Team


Chris is Chairman of Creative Space Management. He is also Executive Chair of igloo Regeneration, one of the UK’s leading responsible real estate business with £1.2 billion of completed and pipeline projects, and Non-Executive Chair of Dataloft, an established property market intelligence company. In addition he acts as a Board Adviser to Nationwide Building Society.


Paul Taylor MBA CIWFM

Paul is Managing Director and joint founder of Creative Space Management with 20 years’ experience in the property and IT sectors. He has extensive experience of specifying, letting and operating workspace facilities for innovation sectors, in addition to mixed use estates and urban realm. He has also led on the financial planning and project management of a number of large scale infrastructure deployments.


Toby Hyam MA FRSA

Toby is joint founder and Director of Creative Space and has over 25 years’ experience managing and developing multi-occupancy centres for growing businesses. Toby brings a wealth of expertise in mixed use developments, meanwhile uses and place making and has extensive management experience with public and private as well as third sector enterprises. He is a persuasive public speaker and has spoken widely across Europe.


Paul Fallon BA

Paul is Director and Principal Consultant at Creative Space Management, working on business development and consultancy projects. Paul brings 20 years practical experience of developing building-based projects and forming businesses including high growth science and technology hubs, media centres, visual arts facilities and venues. Paul oversees production of feasibility studies, business plans and animation strategies. Paul is based in Leeds and works across the North.


Sarah Wilson MRICS

Sarah is our Regional Property Director. A chartered surveyor working in commercial asset management and property management, Sarah brings experience in a diverse group of asset classes and mixed-use estates across the UK, including a £300 million mixed-use estate in London and £900,000 retail and office block in Leeds.  Sarah provides strategic asset management advice and oversees the property management operation for Creative Space Management nationally.

Simon Walton FMAAT

Simon is the Creative Space Management Financial Controller and Director. A qualified accountant, Simon joined Creative Space at the start of 2019, having previously worked in public and private sector roles. Simon joined the Board of Directors in 2020 and leads on service charge accounts, audits, financial reporting to clients and finance systems.

what our clients say

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Case Studies

Publish Interactive

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Photon Fire

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Relish Research

Relish Research chose the Round Foundry Media Centre for its first base outside London in April 2012 and, within a year, moved again into larger offices, thanks to a…