Meet the team


Neighbourhub is a partnership between Places for People and visualmetrics, with the aim to deliver sustainable, best-practice neighbourhood management solutions and the accompanying technologies.

Steve Mather

Property Services Director, Places for People

Steve is responsible for ensuring the long term sustainability of the Group's existing neighbourhoods, including placemaking and place management. He is responsible for developing and delivering new products, services and partnerships and building social and economic capital amongst the Group's customer base.

Steve has over twenty-five years' experience of working in housing and regeneration, ranging from large scale area based regeneration programmes, managing significant EU funded programmes, delivering significant regeneration funding programmes through to developing and implementing local neighbourhood strategies.

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Chris Coan

MD and Owner, visualmetrics

Chris has been working in the Reporting & Data industry for over 25 years. Having founded visualmetrics 18 years ago and previously working as Sales Director with a leading technology vendor, he has a wealth of experience in delivering high-impact solutions that deliver tangible results. Chris is responsible for the Sales and Marketing function of the Neighbourhub solution.

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Jon Thomson

ITS Director, Places for People

Having spent the last 24 years at Places for People, Jon oversees the partnership between Places for People and visualmetrics. He is also responsible for the IT business analysis teams who have developed the visualisation of the Neighbourhood model into information dashboards.

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Ian Evans

Services Director, visualmetrics

As Services Director of visualmetrics, with 23 years software consultancy experience and skills across multiple technological platforms, Ian is responsible for technical delivery and is a point of project escalation for all Neighbourhub deployments.

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Mark Viggars

Head of Neighbourhoods

Mark has been with Places for People for over 8 years. He works with customers to understand the specific business benefits that can be achieved through the use of the Neighbourhub tools.

Tom Buxton

Neighbourhoods Regeneration Manager

Tom leads on the implementation of Neighbourhub across a number of Places for People neighbourhoods. He works closely with project teams to drive improved neighbourhood performance and sustainability.

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Phil Moore

Neighbourhoods Regeneration Manager

Phil has been heavily involved in the development and roll out of Neighbourhub from the start, both within the Group and then with other organisations. He has been with PfP for over 20 years, including working as a senior operational manager as well as more recently helping to develop new products and approaches.