Philip James

Philip James is one of Greater Manchester’s largest independent chains of estate agents – every year we sell over £280m and manage over £410m of property. We are one of the North West’s fastest growing property companies with a 200% growth in the last five years. After expanding across Central and South Manchester, we opened new branches in East Manchester.

Our 65-strong team include some of the industry’s most experienced and respected professionals including top performing sales directors, accountants, financial advisors, investment buyers and management experts.


Our company history


Philip James was taken over by Philip Nolan in 2003 with a vision to transform the business from a small branch agency to Manchester’s largest independent chain. Over the past decade Philip James has expanded into Manchester’s most popular residential areas including the city centre, Didsbury, Withington and Heaton Moor.



Work with the best

We’re not being bigheaded when we say that our people are the best in the industry; this is what we really believe to be true. Over the last 10 years Philip James has become Manchester’s largest independent property company, and this is through the passion, hard work and skill of our people.

Our vision is to grow by 100% over the next three years, maintain our position as the market leader, and continue to run a professional and profitable company that treats customers, staff and suppliers with respect. To do this, we need great people.

Could this be you?

We have a distinct and exciting company ethos that builds success through employing the best people and enjoying that success together.

We welcome and value diversity in our employees: we believe that it is the unique skills and personalities of our employees that help Philip James to stand out from the crowd. It really is our people that make us different.

We respect enterprise and reward effort; we work hard to win, celebrating our accomplishments throughout the year. Recently we’ve enjoyed staff social events in Paris, Madrid and The Lake District; great opportunities for the team to relax, have fun and celebrate their success.



We believe in rewarding and investing in our staff

We employ the best people and then invest in them to make them even better. We also value hard work and recognise it by offering competitive basic salaries and incentive based benefit packages which can include commission, bonus or profit share schemes to say a big ‘Thank you’. We believe this is one of the reasons why we retain staff for far longer than our competitors!

We pride ourselves on the skills and quality of our team and our ability to develop new employees through good management and a structured review and personal development process that continues to maintain our high standards. As members of ARLA we provide external and internal training courses, actively encouraging Continuous Professional Development.

Working Environment

At Philip James, we encourage an inclusive and open-minded working environment. Even though we are a growing company we maintain a personal approach to our customers and staff to ensure that nobody ever feels that they are ‘just a number’.

Our centrally located offices are bright, recently rebranded, and modernised with the most up to date technology. We are reactive and best placed to make decisions quickly.

We take an innovative approach and are always open to new marketing ideas and approaches. In fact, we take marketing so seriously that we employ a full time Marketing Manager who looks after our branding, advertising, website and social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+



Think we sound like your kind of people?

At Philip James innovation and drive are valued commodities. If you like what you hear, and you dream of an exciting and rewarding career opportunity, you could be just the right fit for us.

If you are dynamic, have proven knowledge in property and are looking for a new challenge then send over your CV and a covering letter today. For careers in Sales, contact [email protected], and for careers in Lettings and Property Management, contact [email protected]

Philip James Partnership is always on the search for outstanding candidates so even if we don’t currently have your perfect role available, do still get in touch and we will contact you for the next suitable role.

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