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 customers and driven to become the premier provider of student accommodation in the UK, most recently having won the 2018 National Student Housing Survey for the third year in a row, the UK National Customer Satisfaction Awards 2018 by the Institute of Customer Service and having previously won the RESI Awards Student Accommodation Operator of the Year 2017 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 200Mb/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.


Code 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.


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.


With two new blocks completed on schedule for Sept 2017 at Western Road, Leicester now providing newly built accommodation & group study rooms for nearly 1000 students the next landmark will be to develop our exciting CODE Student Accommodation complex in Coventry which, when complete, will be 23 storeys high (the tallest building in Coventry!) and provide accommodation for over 1200 students just 2 minutes' walk from Coventry University. We will continue to deliver excellence in all that we do, so with even more awards and more nominations up our sleeves; it's our aim to be the best student accommodation provider in Leicester and Coventry beyond!

CODE Head Office

Tina Torrington

Sales & Customer Service Manager


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.

Sanjay Chouhan

IT & Social Media Executive


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.

Vikki Porter

PA & Sales Executive


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 Coventry

Vaughan Kennedy

Maintenance Technician


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



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



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 Leicester

Julia “Jools” Hedley

Utilities Manager


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!