Wish GB Blog

Friday 9th November 2018

Getting on Board with a Diverse Leadership

Executive director and founder of WISH, Nicola Dibb, talks about how it is helping to improve diversity at the top of the sector through the promotion of leadership roles.


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Monday 5th November 2018

Why working in social housing works for June Moore - Kier

Working in Social Housing might not have been part of the original career plan for Kier Housing Maintenance’s (Kier HM’s) Customer Experience Business Partner, June Moore, but it has been a welcome addition.


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Monday 5th November 2018

My Path into Housing - Susie Rogers, Capsticks

I always knew that I wanted to be a lawyer who makes a difference.


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Friday 2nd November 2018

Celebrating 40 years in the construction industry - Angela Lemon, calfordseaden

Angela Lemon, Partner and Quantity Surveyor at calfordseaden, reflects on 40 years in the construction industry, the changing role of women in the field, and her rise from trainee Quantity Surveyor to Partner.


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Thursday 1st November 2018

What do I see?  Janet Richmond

I work with a number of housing organisations, and it struck me that the majority of people attending my workshops are women.  Now that’s not news to any of us, and having worked in the sector for over 15 years it’s not difficult to notice the numbers - yes some departments are the exception to that.


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Wish GB Blog Archive

Taking the fear out of public speaking

It’s fair to say that to succeed in business you need to develop certain skills. The ability to speak confidently and clearly in public is one of these. Regardless of the job that you do, you probably undertake some form of public speaking, whether this be providing an update in a meeting, briefing your manager, speaking to customers or delivering a presentation in front of a large audience. If you are self-employed, your skills need to be even sharper; much business comes from producing video content for social media, and never underestimate how important it is to network and sell yourself effectively.

Janet Richmond

I work with a number of housing organisations, and it struck me that the majority of people attending my workshops are women.

Young People In Rural Areas Need Genuinely Affordable Housing Options

By WISH Midlands Region

Shropshire is often viewed as a rural idyll but average house prices are 8.5 times the average salary.

New Blog From WISH Sponsor JLL

By Rosie Dennis

I recently read an article that described a career as a journey that is ‘increasingly restricted by the terrain around it’, and I immediately related to this statement, recognising that my brief career journey so far has been eased and slowed by smooth surfaces and ruts.

When Life Gives You Lemons

By Katherine Smith

As vice chair of WISH Midlands, I was asked to produce a blog to introduce myself. But when I sat down to start writing, there was one problem… I’m just not that interesting!

A Career Well Travelled

By Asif Choudry

Making sure people skills and business skills are aligned has been critical to the success of Resource, the Leeds-based company that provides award-winning marketing communications products and services to social housing organisations nationwide. HR and Performance Director Gail Weathers explains the critical role she has played in the company’s development and describes her journey from Youth Training Scheme (YTS) trainee to company director.

Manisha Patel Appointed As A Mayor’s Design Advocate

By [email protected]

Manisha Patel, Partner, has been appointed as part of a 50-strong panel of Design Advocates to the Mayor of London – drawn from a pool of individuals representing the highest quality of talent and expertise across a broad range of built environment disciplines.

Blame V Contribution

By Jo Cowlin, Bolt From The You

Stop playing the blame game.

Short And Long Term Memory

By Jo Cowlin

Use it or lose it. How your short and long term memory affects your ability to learn.

Why Would Diversity And Inclusion Be Of Benefit To Everyone?

By Danna Walker, Architect and Director of Built By Us

We need to make a conscious effort to ensure that we are not missing out on the best talent and that we are giving everyone a chance to become their best selves and contribute fully, regardless of background.

Making Learning Stick Through Attention Density

By Lou Banks

Do you ever find yourself saying things like ‘I have no confidence when it comes to public speaking,’ or ‘I’m really terrible at Maths,’ or even the dreaded ‘I’m not good enough.’

RICS Matrics 2017

By Anna Keys, Senior Quantity Surveyor, calfordseaden

This year’s RICS Matrics Assembly was held at Oulton Hall in Leeds and one of calfordseaden’s senior quantity surveyors and RICS Matrics board member, Anna Keys, was in attendance.

Praise For The Housing Sector – The Housing White Paper

By Tim Miles, Blake Morgan

The Housing White Paper represents the first major Housing publication since the DCLG published its 2011 Housing Strategy.

#Beboldforchange

By Jo Cowlin, Bolt from the You

The hashtag for International Women’s day hit me in the face. I loved it. I was hooked in.

Let’s Tackle Fuel Poverty By Greening Our Homes.

By Chris Young - Communications Officer, Tridos Bank

As more households struggle to meet energy costs in houses that are inadequately insulated and maintained, Neil Hewitt, Social and Cultural Manager at Triodos Bank, explores the steps that the bank are taking to address the growing problem with Warmer Homes and Greener Communities loans.