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Our Team
Building a better London

Our Team

Meet the Anthology team – a diverse group of people who are committed to breathing fresh life into London’s residential developments. A work and life experience, combined with a commitment to innovation has created a company inspired to do things a little differently.

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Meet our team

Ben
Allen

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Pip
Walker

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Steve
Bangs

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Rukhsaar
Anjum

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James
Carr

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Ben
Cust

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Lorri
Docherty

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Bill
Haworth

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David
Holmes

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Paige
Kent

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Chris
Loosemore

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Ewa
Melanowicz

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David
Newey

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Lena
Owusu

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Olivia
Payne

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Lucy
Polonska

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Chris
Powell

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Annabel
Prentice

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Natalie
Pustam

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Neil
Sams

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James
Sutherland

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Gavin
Talbot

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Harry
Willmott

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Georgia
Canagon

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Emily
Nesbitt

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Danielle
Baynes

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Andrew
Ordona

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Harriet
Evans

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James
Taylor

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Helen
Hogg

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Magdalena
Mrowczynska

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Matt
Burman

Ben
Allen

Ben spent 14 years in the construction industry before joining Anthology in May 2015. He was excited by the opportunity to help grow a company that likes to do things a little differently, where regeneration, community and customer experience are at the heart of its values. Ben lives in Shoreditch and is a keen member of the Anthology running club.

Pip
Walker

Pip has been with Anthology since its inception in 2013. She worked for development and construction companies for 15 years before joining Anthology. Pip enjoys keeping the team in check and part of her role involves finding new places in London for them to explore. Pip also enjoys running, which is another great way to find London’s hidden treasures.

Steve
Bangs

Steve has 30 years’ experience working for major building contractors and residential property developers at all levels and responsibility focusing on the London residential sector. He joined Anthology in June 2014 and has helped establish how the company operates, so it can deliver excellent build quality and an exceptional customer experience. Steve has three daughters and lives in Kent.

Rukhsaar
Anjum

Rukhsaar joined Anthology in December 2018 to complete a Finance apprenticeship. Rukhsaar is looking forward to gaining as much knowledge ad experience and getting to know the team at Anthology better.

James
Carr

James joined Anthology in late 2016 after spending over 3 years at Swan Housing Association as Head of Treasury and Corporate Finance, where he refinanced the Group’s £500m debt and issued a £250m bond. Prior to Swan, James was Group Finance Manager at Countrywide Plc for five years. As well as being a qualified accountant, James holds the MCT qualification from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.  

Ben
Cust

Ben graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Construction Management in 2018. He recently moved to London to join Anthology. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and cricket.

Lorri
Docherty

Lorri has over 8 years’ experience in the property industry and champions Anthology’s personable approach to property development, striving to create innovative ideas to keep Anthology distinctively different. In her spare time, Lorri enjoys creating her own home furnishings, interior design and socialising with friends.

Bill
Haworth

Bill graduated from Bournemouth University in 2016 where he studied Project Management and Operations. Bill enjoys working for a company like Lifestory that is recognised for its unique approach in a competitive market. In his spare time, Bill enjoys playing football and following rugby and Formula 1.

David
Holmes

David has led commercial roles on a variety of major projects such as the London 2012 Olympics, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and London Heathrow Terminal 5. David joined Anthology in November 2015, bringing a diverse range of experiences to the company. David is also passionate about rugby, skiing and golf.

Paige
Kent

Paige has worked across a range of areas within the London property market over the last 6 years, from residential auctions to below market value investments to off-plan development. Having moved from Brighton on her own in 2010, she has fallen in love with the architecture, culture, positivity and freedom that London has to offer. Paige is passionate about fashion, and in her free time likes to design and get out her creative energy!

Chris
Loosemore

Chris has 7 years experience working in the industry for both residential developers and consultancies since graduating from University. He is excited to be working for Lifestory, who have a refreshing approach to the market and a great team in place. Chris loves travelling, skiing, football and golf.

Ewa
Melanowicz

With an extensive background in luxury real estate in New York City, Ewa earned her reputation for excellent customer service, expertise and leadership skills. After 15 years in NYC, she is now proud to call London her new home and is excited to be part of the Lifestory family. Ewa is passionate about music, food, dance and travel and in her free time likes to write.

David
Newey

David prides himself on bringing a fresh perspective into how the industry approaches project delivery. He’s always looking for innovative ways to run projects efficiently and make them a success. In his free time, David enjoys cycling and sailing.

Lena
Owusu

Lena joined Anthology in December 2016 on a part time basis after working in accounts in various industries. Born and raised in London and new to the construction industry, Lena is keen to transfer valuable skills gained to Anthology. In her spare time, she enjoys making balloon structures and creating homemade cards with her daughter.

Olivia
Payne

With a background in luxury retail, Olivia has an unparalleled appreciation of exceptional customer service. She shares Anthology’s vision to think big and understands the importance of focusing attention on the finer details of property development, to create a unique experience for each potential buyer. Olivia is passionate about exploring new places and enjoys unwinding in the gym.

Lucy
Polonska

Chris
Powell

Chris has extensive experience in the design and delivery of challenging projects across London, having formerly led a team of surveyors in a top 10 national consultancy. His passion for the built environment serves as great motivation to drive positive outcomes. Chris lives in Berkshire with his young family and is an avid runner.

Annabel
Prentice

Annabel is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor with a degree in Architecture and a Masters in Real Estate. She is an enthusiastic member of Lifestory in the pursuit of helping to deliver the company’s goals through her expertise. Outside of work, Annabel enjoys kickboxing, travelling and cooking.

Natalie
Pustam

Over 12 years’ experience supporting executives in Business Development, Management and Marketing, Natalie is passionate about Anthology’s vision and keen on bringing her proactive attitude to the business. In her spare time, Natalie loves to travel and discover the unique foods and culture that each country has to offer.

Neil
Sams

Neil is an expert in dealing with land acquisition and delivering complex regeneration schemes across London. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry and enjoys using his knowledge of London’s communities to build relationships between Anthology and local authorities. Outside of work, Neil regularly takes part in marathons in various European cities.

James
Sutherland

James has over 15 years experience in the construction industry and has a keen interest in architecture, paying close attention to design trends and upcoming projects around London. Glad that London still continues to challenge for some of the world’s most impressive construction projects. James keeps active by cycling, snowboarding, and walking his Boston Terrier, Arnie.

Gavin
Talbot

Gavin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 10 years experience in the residential construction industry, working for one of the leading consultancy practices before joining Anthology in June 2018. He has a passion for residential development and is excited to help the company grow further. Gavin lives near our Hoxton Press development and spends lots of his spare time on the golf course. He also plays football weekly and loves travelling and skiing.

Harry
Willmott

Harry studied Mechanical Engineering at Oxford Brookes University, but decided to embark on a career in the property industry. Harry's work is predominantly focused on Anthology’s Deptford Foundry project, assisting with the delivery of the company’s first homes. Outside of work, Harry enjoys restoring old cars and trying new restaurants in London.

Georgia
Canagon

Emily
Nesbitt

Danielle
Baynes

Danielle graduated from University of Leeds in July 2019 with an undergraduate degree in BA Management, and has recently joined the Lifestory team. Danielle discovered her passion for Marketing during her industrial placement year as part of her University degree, and is now passionate to gain marketing experience in the property industry specifically, and is excited by the opportunity to serve customers at every stage of their lives through the Lifestory brands. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys travelling, playing tennis and baking.

Andrew
Ordona

Harriet
Evans

James
Taylor

James has always held roles that have had either sales or customer focus at their heart.  In 2015, James joined the Renaissance Retirement sales team and has subsequently spent 5 years working through the now Lifestory Sales Team.  It is important to him that he is able to believe in the product that he is endorsing, and it is for this reason that he has been wedded to his role for five years.  As a CITB Construction Ambassador, James has also spent time at schools and events in attempts to demonstrate the diverse choices available to employees of the construction industry.

Helen
Hogg

Helen began her career as a Buyer for Marks and Spencer before taking time out to have a family. During this time, Helen worked for Property Investor, buying and selling properties in the Midlands. Helen then entered the Hospitality sector, working her way up to General Manager of Hotels and Conferencing where she spent the next 15 years, before joining Lifestory as the General Manager of 23a Leyton Road in Harpenden. Helen’s current role at Lifestory is centered around exceptional customer service which is something that Helen is extremely passionate about.

Magdalena
Mrowczynska

Magdalena joined Lifestory in March 2020 as a Management Accountant after having worked in Finance for many years in various different industries. Magdalena is originally Polish but now lives in South East London where she can see herself staying for quite some time. In her free time, Magdalena enjoys going to the cinema and is passionate about both art and fashion.

Matt
Burman

Matt studied Civil Engineering at Brunel University and began his career in the construction industry. Having moved into property, he is passionate to work for a company like Anthology that develops and regenerates different areas in various parts of London. In his free time, Matt is a personal trainer and enjoys playing rugby also.