North West construction and maintenance business, HMS, is delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Brown as Maintenance Director.
Bringing over 30 years’ Social Housing experience to the role, Alison has a wealth of knowledge of the Repairs and Maintenance sector.
With a Masters in Business and a degree in Housing Management and Development, she has had multiple senior roles in the social housing sector, in both public and private sector organisations.
Discussing her appointment, Alison said: “Since being a teenager, I decided I wanted to work in the social housing sector, after having a weekend job working in an Extra Care Supported Living Scheme and seeing the impact quality homes had on people’s lives .”
This early passion for Social Housing has seen Alison cultivate an extensive track record of improving services for clients, across the country.
Alison continues: “What attracted me to the role at HMS is the opportunity to be part of an organisation that seeks to balance commercial drive with a real customer service focus.
“The HMS operating model of improving existing services and its social commitment to the people who live and work in its communities’ is unprecedented and is one that really contributes towards improving the lives of the people of Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington.
“They have a genuine drive to increase employment opportunities for local people through initiatives like worklessness programmes, apprenticeships and Women in Construction, together with an ongoing commitment to training and upskilling the whole team, so that its legacy supports the vital work of the Torus Foundation. This is something that resonates deeply with me as it is vital that we continue investing in our existing staff and future talent.
“I’m looking forward to contributing to HMS’ success and growth as one of the leading Maintenance and Construction organisations in the region.”
Managing Director of HMS, Paul Worthington, said: “The whole team is thrilled to welcome Alison onboard and utilise her unique experience to continue our expansion. This is a fantastic opportunity for us all and I know that Alison will support our corporate plans for growth so we can reinvest our profits to further increase our social impact so our communities’ can continue to thrive.”