Midlands Region

Welcome to WISH Midlands

We are the newest WISH region to be established having launched in 2017. In 2016, Rebecca Clarke, Katherine Smith and Rose Klemperer met at a WISH North West event and asked the question “when is the next Midlands event?” To cut a long story short, there wasn’t one and so the baton was passed for them to set one up.

After hosting some incredibly popular taster events in Birmingham, it was clear to see that the appetite of the three founders was shared by the rest of the region. The support was there and the momentum has led to the creation of WISH newest branch. Our membership includes Housing Associations, ALMOS, Local Authorities, Solicitors, Accountants and Consultants from right across the sector.

The Midlands has a vibrant and booming social housing sector and it now has a WISH group to reflect that.

Having listened to our members, our board is dedicated to hosting events that drive engagement within the sector, bringing people together and enabling them to truly “unlock their network.”

We will be focused on:

  1. Building a Midlands social housing network that adds real value for all members
  2. Mentoring and attracting people to progress within the sector
  3. Reflecting the diversity of the Midlands social housing sector, to drive best practice, improve relationships and support all of the fantastic people that support the sector

Read our latest blog from WISH Midlands here


WISH Midlands Board Members


Rebecca ClarkeWISH Midlands Chair

Katherine Smith – Deputy Chair

Catherine Slater – Membership Secretary

Sarah McCann – Treasurer

Rose Klemperer – Events Co-ordinator

Rebecca Cousins – Marketing and Social Media

Catherine Slater – Memberships and Mentoring

Emma MacNish – East Midlands

Annabel Ellin – Care and Support

Emma Adams – Small Housing Associations

Janine Green – General Board Member

Karen McDowall – General Board Member

Susan Adams – General Board Member


WISH Midlands Events

Find out about upcoming and past events. Midlands Events