Network Space comprises a team of over 60 people across two offices, the Board of Directors are as follows:
Founder and Chairman Bill Ainscough has over 40 years commercial and residential property experience. As majority shareholder and Chairman of Network Space, Wainhomes and Himor he has overseen their respective growth in to sector leading businesses.
Richard Ainscough BEng (Hons) MBA
Group Managing Director
Richard joined Network Space in 2009, becoming Managing Director of its Investment & Management subsidiary in 2012. In June 2015 he took the position as Group MD.
Formerly an MBA trainee with KPMG and co-founder of his own property investment company, he has broad experience in financial investments and holds positions in a number of private companies.
Martin Mellor Dip.Val. MRICS
Martin is a Chartered Surveyor joining Network Space over 20 years ago. During this time he has had a number of senior development and property roles across the Group. As Investment Director he oversees the expansion and value enhancement of the Network Space portfolio.
Prior to his employment at Network Space he was in private practice with Dunlop Heywood in Manchester, where he worked for 7 years, dealing in all aspects of industrial property throughout the North West and Midlands.
Stephen Barnes MRICS
Managing Director (Development)
Stephen joined Network Space in 2002 as a Senior Development Manager and has subsequently played a key role in the businesses’ development and partnership activities across its regional locations. In 2011, he was appointed to Network Space's Board and in June 2015, took the role of Managing Director (Development). Prior to Network Space, Stephen spent 5 years with English Partnerships and later the North West Development Agency where he worked on a wide range of regeneration and development projects within the North West. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Nicky Jones Dip.Surv. MRICS
Nicky joined Network Space in 1999 as a Property Manager, expanding her role with the business into her current position as Property Director in which she also heads the Yorkshire office. She has played a key role in the development of the management philosophy employed by the business and in the design of the existing management systems. Her previous experience is in a number of property agency and management roles.
Rob Gaskell FCCA
Group Finance Director
Rob joined Network Space as Group Financial Controller in early 2011. His background includes 7 years in Logistics, where for four years he was the Finance Director of a successful £50m turnover Freight Forwarding business. Prior to this Rob worked for Grant Thornton for 7 years, transferring to the Corporate Finance team in his final year. Rob was a finalist in the 2016 North West Finance Awards and also won the 'Finance Director of the Year' award at the 2016 Finance Director Awards. Rob is also a Fellow Member of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants.