Persons of ownership: Cubo; Broadacres Housing Association; and more
Leeds-based flexible office provider Cubo has appointed Nathan Whiteley as Center Manager at its new workspace at Wellington Place in the city.
Whiteley studied Information Technology at the University of Leeds before working in various roles in business and marketing.
He has considerable experience in brand marketing, project management and customer experience. He was previously head of visual merchandising at LK Bennett London and recently held the same position at Michael Kors.
In his new role, he will be responsible for the daily management of the workspace and the creation of a collaborative environment between its members.
He will handle all building operations and building management issues and will also promote Cubo’s core values and support the growth of the business.
Cubo was founded by real estate investors Marc and Becky Brough in 2020.
It aims to meet changing business needs – from shared office to designated office, private office or entire floor. Perks also include meeting rooms, networking events, private booths, chill-out areas, and complimentary barista service.
Cubo Leeds opened in February 2022 and occupies 19,821 square feet on the third floor of 6 Wellington Place.
Whiteley said: “I am beyond delighted to join Cubo Leeds as Center Manager and to be part of the exciting journey that Cubo is currently on.
“I am passionate about delivering the highest possible levels of excellence for our customers and look forward to leading my team to provide our members and their visitors with an unforgettable experience.”
Marc Brough, Managing Director, added: “We are delighted to add Nathan to the management team. He has done a fantastic job in his previous roles over the years, and we look forward to benefiting from his experience and expertise.
“Expanding our management team will allow us to provide our clients with first-class service and an unparalleled location for their businesses.”
Broadacres Housing Association has appointed Helen Fielding as its new Director of Development and Investments.
Fielding, who joined on August 1, has spent the past nine years working at Homes England, the body that funds affordable housing in the country.
Previously, she was Housing Manager at Hambleton District Council, so she comes to her new job in Broadacres with a wealth of local, regional and national social housing experience.
She will oversee a team responsible for the development of new homes for Broadacres Group and strategic investment in existing homes, including the continued implementation of the association’s energy efficiency program and its strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
She said: “I am really delighted to join Broadacres and look forward to helping deliver more quality, sustainable and improved homes in North Yorkshire.
“I’ve worked in this part of the world and with Broadacres for many years, so in a way it’s like coming home.
“I’m passionate about supporting rural communities to grow and prosper, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to join such a great team to make that happen, working with partners and partnerships to make our collective ambitions a reality.”
Gail Teasdale, Managing Director, said: “Helen brings a wealth of rural experience which I know she will use to deliver more new homes and to invest in our existing homes to ensure affordable homes are available for communities across the North. Yorkshire.”
Helen Simpson, Chairman of Broadacres, added: “Attracting someone of Helen’s caliber is a real boost for Broadacres and adds value and experience to an already very strong management team.
Sadar Uddin has joined Manningham Housing Association as Head of Community Partnerships and Investments.
He will work with association partners and stakeholders to deliver projects to improve the economic and social well-being of clients and neighborhoods in Bradford and Keighley.
Uddin comes after more than 16 years as Head of New Initiatives at Great Places Housing Group, where he worked on a variety of internally and externally funded schemes in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Sheffield.
His career began at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Croydon, where he provided advice on welfare entitlements and housing matters.
He then served as a housing access officer and then senior rehousing officer at Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, before being seconded to Ashiana Housing Association to work on a regeneration project which led to the construction of 88 homes affordable for a new BME housing cooperative. .
A Certified Housing Practitioner, he is also a board member of the Lancashire BME Network and acts as General Secretary of the Bangladesh Welfare Association, a charity based in Burnley.
Lee Bloomfield, chief executive of the Manningham Housing Association, said: “We are truly delighted to have Sadar join us in leading the further rollout of our community investment strategy which was launched shortly before the first lockdown in Covid in 2020 and has made a real difference to the lives of many people.
“It has been designed to build community resilience and, in particular through our award-winning Building Bridges Bradford project which attracted significant external funding, we have achieved remarkable levels of success across the district.
“Sadar is the ideal solution for us to maintain the forward momentum on which our hard-earned reputation for excellence is based.”
Uddin said: “The Manningham Housing Association are wonderful people from diverse backgrounds who work together as a family.
“Meeting colleagues from different teams with various roles and responsibilities, it is clear that everyone is strongly committed to one goal, which is to provide good quality housing and related services to communities living in the catchment area. of Bradford and Keighley and beyond.”