Annamarie Desmond-Storey

Annamarie moved to Cumbria from London in 2001 and has worked in social housing since then.

Annamarie joined Home Group as a housing assistant based in Wigton. Driving to Newcastle on day release, she studied part time at Northumbria University for an HNC in Housing Sustainable Communities and gained Chartered Institute of Housing membership in 2004. Then, as Marketing Communications Officer for Copeland Homes she led on PR after the stock transfer of homes from Copeland Council. During this time she undertook distance learning study to achieve Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications.  From 2011- 2016 she worked with Riverside Group as Marketing Officer for Carlisle Division and on national asset management customer communication projects.

Annamarie now works freelance as digital communications consultant for Cumbria Housing Partners, a countywide procurement consortium of social housing providers. She is an associate copywriter for a Cumbrian based business growth agency and, as there are seven days in a week, also works as Marketing and Development Coordinator for West Cumbria Carers – a charity which provides support to people who care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support in Allerdale and Copeland.

As an active member of the local community, taking part in community events and charity fundraising activities, Annamarie is a keen advocate of lifelong learning leading to both personal and career development.

Annamarie was invited to join the WISH board in 2018

Annemarie Desmond-Storey, Board Member