WISH Lister

This is a lighthearted and engaging way to ask a personality from our Sector some searching questions about what makes them tick. Hopefully we will uncover lots of fun and unknown facts about some of the best known and inspiring people working in affordable housing today.

If you would like to be a future WISH Lister or know someone who should please e-mail admin@wishgb.co.uk

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“Be open, be honest and say yes even if it’s uncomfortable or you have never done it before”

5th April 2017

WISH Lister 2017 – Kerry Whittle Kerry is a founder member of the WISH NW region which celebrates its five year anniversary this year

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“After 20 years in the same industry, I love my job more today than when I first started” – Asif Choudry

11th November 2016

        Asif is Sales & Marketing Director with Resource and a multichannel communicator working with #CommsHero types to deliver innovative comms

Julie Wass

“Don’t underestimate the positive impact you can individually make within your role, regardless of what it is.”

31st August 2016

Julie Wass Customer Service Senior, Ongo Homes With a deep routed commitment to customer care, CIH Rising Star 2015 Julie Wass is Customer Service

Elly Hoult

“It is so rewarding to be able to improve the lives of residents and staff. It is what I love most about working in housing.”

12th June 2016

Elly Hoult – Head of Business Improvement and Development at Orbit Group and Service Matters, and their in-house Lean guru! Elly gives sessions on

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“I now call my mistakes ‘recalibration opportunities’ and I would like the power to turn words into tiny shards of ice…”

27th April 2016

          Sarah Smith – Professional Coach Director of Indigo and a board member of the London region of WISH, Sarah

Angela gascoigne

“The world needs you to be the very best you can be. Don’t ever stop finding out what that is.”

29th February 2016

Angela Gascoigne is CE of Shal Housing, a small, independent housing association based in Bridgwater where she leads a small team ‘committed to changing

Janet Hale

“Stay true to your values as your career progresses and remember who your customers are”

19th July 2015

Read about our latest WISH lister Janet Hale In 2010, Janet set up Pilkington-Hale Partnership to achieve work/ life balance and to focus on

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“Leading a small organisation with the potential to make such a big difference to people’s lives is a challenge I would relish.”

20th April 2015

Jenny Allen, External Affairs Manager for the National Housing Federation Despite early ambitions to be a nuclear physicist, Jenny has been working in housing

Barbara Shaw Group Chief Executive

“Hard work and perseverance go a long way but luck also plays its part. Seize opportunities that come your way and don’t be afraid to ask.”

28th January 2015

Barbara Shaw, CEO of Westward Housing Group Barbara has too much on her desk, doesn’t believe in lists, and enjoys afternoon tea with the