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Fast growing Alcedo Care Group has recruited Katie Sainsbury from St Anne’s as the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered manager for its Blackpool office. In her new role, Katie takes responsibility for the safe and effective day-to-day running of the office on Amy Johnson Way and its team of more than 70 dedicated carers.

An care home in Godalming, Surrey, has announced the appointment of its new home manager. Bringing 26 years of experience in the care sector to her new role, Malgo Wcislo will lead the team at Care UK’s Jubilee House, on Pound Lane. A registered general nurse, Malgo worked in orthopaedics and emergency care at a number of hospitals and clinics in Poland, before joining Care UK in 2018 as a deputy manager at Mountbatten Grange, a sister care home in Windsor.

Within weeks of receiving her Pin number as a registered nurse, Diana Galatanu flew into England from her Romanian homeland with mixed feelings of excitement and apprehension. Five years on from being greeted at Liverpool airport by the manager of Sharston House nursing home, in Knutsford, where she was to start her nursing career, she has enjoyed a meteoric career rise. After swiftly earning promotion to clinical lead, she became deputy manager before moving to Kingsley Healthcare’s flagship Four Oaks care home, in Partington, as deputy manager. Now, following a maternity leave break, Diana has been announced at the age of 29 as Kingsley Healthcare Group’s youngest care home manager at Redwalls Nursing Home, in Sandiway, near Northwich.

Midlands property developer Godwin Developments, which has offices in Nottingham and Birmingham, has appointed Robert Birch to the position of senior development director. Birch has led a number of large-scale projects – including the £85m Parkgate mixed-use scheme in Shirley town centre, near Solihull, with Asda as the anchor tenant, and the £12m Sinclair Retail Park at Four Pools in Evesham with Aldi, TK Maxx and Home Bargains as tenants. His track record also includes the 260-apartment extra-care retirement village in Solihull alongside other housing and mixed-use residential schemes as well as strategic land projects.

Extra-care and retirement property provider Housing 21 has appointed Andy Howarth as chief financial officer.

Encore Care Homes has appointed Lisa Barnes-Metcalf as its new Clinical Operations Manager.

Helen Simpson has joined the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as it plays its part in steering the economy out of lockdown. She succeeds David Kerfoot as chair of the LEP’s main board, and draws on a wealth of experience in leadership through change, digital innovation, business growth and community development. Helen, who has held senior roles at BT and also chairs Broadacres Housing Association, said: “This is a pivotal time for the region. The LEP is in a good position to help lead the local economy as it emerges from the pandemic and support Devolution through to fruition.

Birmingham-based housing association The Pioneer Group, which owns 2,500 homes, has appointed four new board members. The new members are Rose Klemperer, Andrew Olawale, Latisha Clark-Dhir and Ian Campbell.