Our team may be small, but it’s well connected and far reaching with an international network of specialist associates, partners and friends.

Jess Steele - Director
Jericho Road is led by Jess Steele who has 25 years experience of working intensively with local neighbourhoods and at national level to support neighbourhood development. As a grassroots activist and entrepreneur, she set up community enterprises in publishing, heritage, tourism, childcare, financial management, workspace, and neighbourhood development. At a national level she led innovation through membership organisations. In Hastings, she had a key role in the rescue of Hastings Pier, has redeveloped Rock House as a creative, collaborative capped-rent space, and founded the Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust to tackle the threat of gentrification and enable DIY Regeneration.

Jess completed her PhD in February 2022.
Download her thesis on Self renovating neighbourhoods as an alternative to gentrification here.