With a mission to secure more affordable housing across the North of England, EN:Able Build Ltd has appointed Richard Greenwood as its new director of operations.
EN:Able Build, one of Efficiency North Holdings' 3 operating companies, is a professional services company that facilitates the delivery of affordable housing across the North of England by working closely with landowners, developers, local authorities, and Efficiency North's membership of social housing providers.
Richard has been appointed to expand on EN:Able Build’s previous successes and grow the company’s regional partnerships, ensuring more land opportunities are converted into affordable housing.
On his appointment, Richard said: “There is an urgent demand for affordable housing in the North and all parties are eager to solve this problem together. The role of EN:Able Build is to connect those groups of people in the most efficient way possible. I will be initiating those connections and driving schemes forward to ensure they are brought to fruition.”
Richard is a chartered quantity surveyor with more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry, 30 of which are within the affordable housing sector. In his previous role, Richard was responsible for gaining accreditation to major regional frameworks for affordable housing.
Richard added: “My role at EN:Able Build plays to skills I’ve built up throughout my career, but also my passion for the industry. Working in affordable housing is incredibly rewarding for me, knowing that every deal secured, and connection made, is helping solve the issue that is impacting so many.
“Efficiency North has an amazing reputation in the North, especially in Yorkshire, and I look forward to maintaining and growing its work in the sector and ultimately making a tangible difference within local communities through EN:Able Build.”
Lee Parkinson, chief executive at Efficiency North, said: “Richard’s varied career experience within this industry is both impressive and invaluable to us. Having his expertise on board is a real strength for the team and we look forward to seeing him lead this crucial arm of Efficiency North.
“EN:Able Build is about understanding our partners' requirements and we're confident Richard will be the right person to do that and continue our sector growth.”