NEWS HR

Anwyl Homes has strengthened its team at its Flintshire head office with a trio of appointments, including two directors and one manager. Alex Wigfield, who previously worked for Bellway Homes, has been appointed land director. He is tasked with acquiring land and securing residential planning permission to enable the development of high quality new build homes in desirable locations across the North West. John Daglish, from Widnes, joins the housebuilder as commercial director. Completing the trio is Gemma Thompson, from Manley, who joins Anwyl Homes as customer care manager.

Care home builders and residential property developers Wynbrook has appointed two new specialists in site management roles and is also investing in the career development of two existing employees through external training programmes. The two new hires are Darren Tonks and Joshua Brookes who have joined Wynbrook as an Assistant Site Manager and Trainee Assistant Site Manager.

A carer defrauded an 81 year old woman using her bank card and used the money to buy lottery scratchcards and cigarettes. Barbara Twamley visited the victim’s home twice a day for 18 months as her carer working for Exeter based Guardian Care, a court was told. Twamley, aged 57, took the victim’s debit card and was seen on CCTV in various stores and supermarkets buying goods and cashback. Exeter magistrates court heard the victim received financial support from Age UK. The court adjourned sentence for a report but warned Twamley that all options were open to them, including custody.

Wayne Gales, chief executive at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, takes over from Nigel Wilson of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group as the head of the social housing consortium.

The chief officer of Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership will quit his role next year. Robert Packham yesterday announced his decision to retire at the end of April next year.

A London housing association has appointed a new chief financial officer. Ebele Akojie, who currently serves on the audit committee of the Salvation Army Housing Association joined the South East-based One Housing from Notting Hill Genesis.

New Care has promoted Dawn Collett to the role of Commissioning Director.

Sovereign Housing Association has hired former Catalyst property director Tom Titherington as its new executive director for development and commercial.