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

“Remember you are still learning every single day and that it is a small world!”

13th March 2018

Our latest WISH Lister Melanie Dirom is a Partner and Head of Housing Management at specialist housing and regeneration law firm, Croftons Solicitors. She

“Know what you want, enjoy what you do, put a plan in place, work hard and trust your gut”

18th July 2017

Our latest Wish lister is Anna Keys an Employers Agent at calfordseaden LLP a multi-disciplinary construction consultancy. Anna works in Bromley, Kent. Anna’s tip

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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