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Management Team

Anthony Jackson


Anthony has been at the helm of Portergate Properties for over 25 years, successfully developing retail, industrial, commercial, residential and student accommodation.

He is also a director of a number of property investment companies. Anthony is extremely proud of the Riverside House development.

The result is a building which will enhance student living, improve the local environment and create much needed employment in the area.



Karen Preece

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Managing Director

Karen has years of hands-on experience managing several student accommodation apartments in Preston and Manchester. This followed the ups and downs of putting her own children through university.

At Portergate, Karen is responsible for managing all aspects of the business, co-ordinating a team of professional dedicated people catering for the needs of the modern day student.

Hannah Southworth

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As PA to Anthony Jackson, among tasks are operating the office’s diary management system, arranging meetings and ensuring paperwork is up to date and in order.

Hannah, who is originally from the Preston area, has worked as a PA in the offices of major North West legal practices and recruitment companies and has qualifications in business administration.

Aneela Nawaz


We are delighted to welcome our newest member of the Portergate team, Aneela Nawaz, who will be working primarily at Riverside but will also be assigned to Friargate Court. Aneela is ACCA qualified (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Previously Aneela gained vast experience working as a Commercial Manager for Bilfinger Europa Facility Management. Bilfinger is a vast organisation with 250 operational sites across the UK and 3,300 employees. 

Aneela will be working on the financial side of the business as an Accountant, working closely with Anthony Jackson, the Chairman and Karen Preece, Managing Director.


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