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Simon Leighton | Managing Partner

Contact Details:
The Lexicon,
Mount Street
M2 5FA
DDI: 0161 214 6172

Simon Leighton

Simon is a trusted adviser to the housing sector and responsible for driving Croftons' business growth and strategic vision.

DDI 0161 214 6172



Under Simon’s leadership Croftons has developed from a traditional property firm to an industry-leading, full service housing, regeneration and commercial real estate specialist, employing a legal team of over 25 sector-experts and supporting over 45 housing and local authority clients, alongside a diverse range of private sector organisations.

As managing partner, Simon has ultimate responsibility for our growth strategy and business planning, service delivery and client satisfaction, and the efficient management of our central services and internal operations including finance, business development and marketing. Simon has developed a high-performance, supportive workplace and in 2015 Croftons achieved IIP Gold Accreditation in recognition of the positive culture and development opportunities Simon has championed.

Simon is a Non-Executive Director at Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, a Non-Executive Director at Forum Housing Association, and a Trustee of Ministry 2 Business – a charity serving Manchester’s business community. He is also closely involved with the local legal community working with the likes of BPP University and the Manchester Law Society to help nurture the next generation of legal talent.

Simon qualified as a lawyer in 1994, joined Croftons in 2002 and became Managing Partner in 2009.




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