Meet the Team

It's always good to put a face to a name — meet the team that makes everything happen.

About CODE

Code Student Accommodation is more than just a student landlord. We are a creative, forward-thinking company that is passionate about the care of our tenants and driven to become the premier provider of student accommodation in the UK most recently having won RESI Awards Student Accommodation Operator of the Year 2017 and voted by students the winner of the National Student Housing Awards 2017 having previously been twice awarded the National Student Housing Survey Best Private Halls Provider 2013 & 2016 and the Landlord & Lettings Awards best UK student accommodation 2014/15.

Long gone are the days of cold, damp student digs with dodgy landlords and mould on the walls. It’s our belief that as today’s students are investing so much in their education and their future, they deserve a top-class experience to go with it.

Our award-winning purpose-built, inspirational student accommodation offers city living at an affordable price. Code studio flats are finished to the highest specification offering residents leading facilities such as up to 100Mb/s broadband, Sky TV with BT Sports, a 50 piece gym, a buzzing Cafe with fresh food and drinks, great communal areas and a Cinema all supported by Code’s personal management services and 24-hour secured buildings. Committed to the local environment, Code has redeveloped historical city centre buildings as well as creating eco-friendly new builds using local contractors.

  • Then

Code Students Ltd (company registration number 10148027) has grown out of the success on our parent company, Jamie Lewis Residential Lettings Ltd (company registration number 07059834). An experienced, trustworthy landlord with a unique insight into the Leicester property market, the Company noticed a lack of quality city student accommodation and as a result Code students was formed in 2010, with the express intention of creating a new generation of accommodation for De Montfort University and University of Leicester students. Since 2010 Code have continued to build additional purpose-built blocks featuring modern, self-contained studio flats finished to a high specification, with all the facilities you’d expect from City living.

  • Now

After much hard work, quick progress and fun getting to know our student community, Code is fast becoming a premier provider of student accommodation and is now 25th largest provider in the UK. Our well established site at Western Road has become a hub of student activity, with demand for our modern, cosy flats steadily growing each year. So much so that by September 2017 Code will provide accommodation for nearly 1000 students.

  • Future

With two new blocks scheduled for completion in Sept 2017 at Western Road providing newly built accommodation & group study rooms for a further 283 students will be to continue to develop our Western Road facility to nearly 1000 students and to deliver excellence in all that we do. The next landmark will to develop our new site in Coventry which will be, at 23 storeys high, the tallest building on the Coventry skyline comprising nearly 1200 beds and ready for Sept 2018. So with even more awards and more nominations up our sleeves it’s our aim to continue to be the best student accommodation provider in both Leicester ,Coventry and beyond.

CODE Customer Service

Tina Torrington

Sales & Customer Service Manager

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Compliments, Complaints, Suggestions, Ideas & Help

Tina is a Masters Graduate from Leeds University and moved to Leicester to join CODE. She is the driving force behind all our CODE parties and Charity Events wanting nothing more than for every student to have a fantastic experience staying at CODE. Every bit of feedback you kindly give about the CODE operation, both good and bad, is seen and acted on by Tina so keep it flowing! In her spare time you will often see Tina in the Gym or attending one of the Fitness Classes.

Adam Wilkinson

Duty Manager & Security Executive

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Security & Accommodation Tours

Adam has a wealth of local knowledge having always lived in the area and previously having a career in the Customer Services Team of LCFC at the King Power Stadium. He keenly supports the management and is in charge of our Security Team making sure our site is covered 24 hours a day and that everybody is respectful of each others space at all times whilst being mindful of you all having a great experience at CODE. Adam remains a keen supporter and in any spare time likes to scale the peaks of the UK.

Fern Barton

Sales Executive

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Bookings, Accommodation Tours

Fern has recently come back to her home town from an international year in Madrid and graduated in Social Policy with Criminology and Criminal Justice. She has keen interests in country walks anywhere green and full of wildlife, learning Spanish and doing art and textiles in her spare time. Fern is no stranger from living away from home so feel free to speak to her in regards to concerns and worries you may have.

Lindsay Smith

Sales Executive

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Chat, Parcels

Lindsay has extensive experience in the Lettings market and recruits and trains many of our Chat and Parcels Team. Spare time will now be at a premium as Lindsay is now on maternity leave but we are all looking forward to her returning shortly.

Sanjay Chauhan

IT & Social Media Executive

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: PCs, Internet, Student Portal, Website

Sanjay has been instrumental at getting all our IT systems to work and importantly knows how to get everything fixed including the Cinema and Internet. He also makes sure the Website and Student Portals are working and are continuously developed to make your lives easier. Sanjay is a very keen supporter of LCFC supporting them home and away and in his spare time is an expert photographer and DJ.

Steve Stroud

Head of Sales & Marketing

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Opportunities, Collaborations, Societies, Charities, Great Ideas

Steve invests his time engaging with a very wide range of students to ensure that CODE continues to deliver services and activities that enhance our customer experience making CODE a great place to live. Being an outdoor enthusiast Steve also sets the Team challenges often for charity and was recently behind the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge. In his spare time he remains a keen sportsmen often on the tennis court, out on his bike, or on the ski slopes.

Vikki Porter

PA & Sales Executive

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Sales or Service enquiries

Vikki is an original member of the CODE team and was here when the very first student checked in.Since then she has built an encyclopedic knowledge of everything to do with CODE and knows where everything is in the office. In fact her knowledge is so good Vikki now spends most of her time supporting the Directors making CODE an even better place to live.

CODE Maintenance

Laura Godfrey

Customer Maintenance & Support

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Repairs, Questions, Directions, University Life

Laura is currently studying at Leicester University but has been helping students on behalf of CODE for more than two years now so she certainly knows a thing or two about our accommodation. In the daytime Laura can be found in the Cafe either helping with parcels or answering questions on our online Chat function in her spare time Laura still looks after Chat remotely making sure students can still get their questions answered when it gets late ! In her spare time Laura is very involved in the pastoral side of University life and helps run Singing 4 Happiness supporting a number of local charities caring for students and residents alike.

Vaughan Kennedy

Maintenance Technician

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Everything Maintenance Related

Vaughan is our friendly senior maintenance technician where nothing is too much trouble.Having installed a lot of the equipment in your rooms he knows how to fix pretty much anything back to full working order. He is also passionate about the CODE estate looking immaculate as he also tends the pathways, lawns and plants to make sure everything looks splendid and appreciates all you help in looking after the grounds. In his spare time Vaughan is a very keen fisherman and not only does he catch some Monsters of the Deep but even bigger ones get away!

Paul Proudman


Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Painting & Decorating

Paul is a master painter and decorator of more than 20 years and looks forward to the summer when he works endlessly to refresh all the CODE rooms when our students go home. Throughout he is dedicated to making sure that all the communal areas and corridors are in tip top condition so appreciates your help in keeping CODE looking great. In his spare time he follows Leicester City both home and away so he is having a great season so far!

Peter Davies


Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Painting And Decorating

Peter (along with Paul) is a master painter and decorator of more than 20 years and looks forward to the summer when he works endlessly to refresh all the CODE rooms when our students go home. Throughout he is dedicated to making sure that all the communal areas and corridors are in tip top condition so appreciates your help in keeping CODE looking great. In his spare time he is a keen ballroom dancer and you can see that he is light on his feet as he flies up the ladders and gets those hard to reach places sorted.

CODE Utilities & Accounts

Julia “Jools” Hedley

Utilities Manager

Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Electricity Billing, Health & Safety, Fire Drills

Jools is an expert in all matters relating to Health & Safety, Fire Regulations and all things electrical so you can all be sure you are well looked after. She is also responsible for making sure you get the best value for your electricity year on year and also has the pleasure of organising your meter reads. Always can be seen doing the “Downwood Dog” at our Yoga classes and she loves healthy food healthy living and a damn good party!

Steve Pearce


Email: [email protected]

Contact For: Invoices

Steve plays a pivotal role in working with our suppliers to proceed with all our orders from building materials to furniture to food for the Cafe and to get all the invoices settled in good time. He also organises the bacon butty run to the Cafe on a Friday morning !!

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