The TenderSpace Senior Management Team

David Stapleton

David Stapleton
Chief Executive Officer

David is the Founder of The TenderSpace.
Before setting up the company David ran a number of successful commercial property companies including Sherborne Land, a private property development and investment company concentrating on the South and South West of England, specialising in retail park, leisure and office development.
David is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a qualified Barrister.


Emma Stapleton

Emma Stapleton
Chief Operating Officer

Emma is the Co-Founder of TenderSpace.
Prior to to setting up TenderSpace, Emma worked alongside her husband and was a Co-Director at Sherborne Land for seven years and was responsible for acquisitions. Opportunity led, Sherborne Land focused on commercial development and investment in the retail, office and leisure sectors.
Previous roles include Director of Strata Investments, Co-Director at Cadena Sherborne and Partner at Matthews and Goodman.
Emma is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Mike Jeffries

Mike Jeffries
Non Executive Chairman

Mike Jeffries brings to TenderSpace a wealth of experience in the architecture, property and construction sectors. He is a qualified architect and has an in-depth knowledge of architecture and support services. Mike was previously Chairman and CEO of WS Atkins, a leading planning, project management and consulting services company.
Mike provides extensive Boardroom experience. He has previously been Chairman of Priory, Mouchel, NCP, Wembley National Stadium, VT Group and Civica. He has also been a senior independent director on the Board of De La Rue and he is currently Chairman of Wyless Plc.


Mike Balfour

Mike Balfour OBE
Non Executive Director

As the founder of Fitness First, the world’s largest health club chain, Mike brings to TenderSpace extensive business expertise, and will assist the team with developing the Company’s corporate strategy.
In addition, Mike is currently Chairman of Bucket List Film, a bespoke film company and is Executive Chairman of Pure Jatomi Fitness. He is also Chairman of The Hideaways Club and his expertise and experience has also seen him courted previously by other business heavy weights such as Joe Lewis and John Caldwell.