About us

Quality accommodation to rent.

We offer properties in Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett and Cirencester to rent for private tenants. We’re also proud to be the housing partner for the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts where we house 160 students in Swindon every year.

Our team.

We have a dedicated team who are here to look after our tenants.

Chris ‘CJ’ O’Connell

founder & Managing Director


CJ is our company founder and directs the overall Chris James Group. When we keep units from our property development business, CJ oversees its transition to ensure its managed through Chris James Accommodation.


+44 (0) 7765 385 711

Ella Thomas

Operations Director


Ella joined the company in 2015. As Operations Director for Chris James Group, she directs the Chris James Accommodation business and leads our accommodation team.


+44 (0) 7490 121 299

Dan O’Connell

HR Director


Dan joined Chris James Group in 2015 as our Operations Director. Since then, with his extensive experience in man-management, he’s switched roles to lead our organisational development and HR.


+44 (0) 7540 637 303

Rosalyn Humphries

FInance Director


With experience running her own practice, Ros takes care of our management accounts and daily accounts requirements for businesses within Chris James Group.


+44 (0) 1793 423 300

Martin Thomas

Maintenance Manager


After a long and varied career – including serving as a police constable, running his own building company, and a History teacher – Martin joined the Chris James Accommodation team in 2015 to enable him to further his study. With a wealth of experience working with young people, he is great with our student tenants and helps to ensure that all our properties are well maintained and in good order.


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Shanice Henderson

Executive Assistant


Shanice is an experienced PA and bring a wealth of organisation skills to her role. As Executive Assistant, she assists Ella with the day to day running of our accommodation business, responding to enquiries and taking care of administration.


+44 (0) 7540 637 303

Our Values.

Our values help us create more satisfying and rewarding experiences for our customers.
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Meet our group.

We’re proud to belong to the Chris James Group.

Chris James Homes sells our new homes. We take great pride in offering carefully designed homes finished to a high standard with an excellent customer experience.

Chris James Accommodation looks after our rental properties and tenants. Since 2013, we’ve proudly been the housing partner for a local education provider.

Chris James Construction designs and builds homes and properties for our group and clients. This includes our new build developments as well as our conversions and renovations.

Get in touch.

Or call us on 01793 423300.