Ian Thomlinson

I started my career as a planning technician for Macclesfield Borough Council in 1985. Back then Facebook was something pre-school kids did at nursery. Some things never change.

I learned two important things working for the Council. The devil is in the detail and working for the government wasn't my cup of anything.

In 2001 I joined Jones Lang LaSalle as a Director responsible for residential development in the north of England. I like people-led companies not paper-led companies. For one simple reason. They get things done. Jones Lang LaSalle was one of the companies. Land4homes is another. My cup of tea.