Community Ventures grows

We’re welcoming two new Associate Directors to consultancy firm Community Ventures, as we expand the team to accommodate our growing customer base.

Louise English and Dayle Lynch are both joining us as Associate Directors for our Operations division. They’ll be responsible for looking after our key customers and taking on the role of general managers for the nine LIFTCos that Community Ventures manage. Louise will be looking after the North East and Leeds, with Dayle taking responsibility for South Yorkshire.

Director of Operations Peter Jones will continue to be general manager of the East Midlands LIFTCos.

At the same time, some of our existing staff will also be taking on more responsibility. Nicola Gundill, Hannah Furness and John Watson will become Associate Directors of Consultancy, with Scott Clarkson becoming an Associate Director of Development.

The new staff and restructure follow on from the announcement that Emma Bolton will be stepping up to the role of Chief Executive in September, and will ensure Community Ventures can continue to offer expert advice on estates consultancy to the health sector. Since 2004, they’ve been helping healthcare providers deliver the best facilities for their patients and staff, helping construct 74 primary care centres, and managing 62 centres, worth a total of £500m.

The new recruits will bring additional experience and expertise to the Community Ventures team.

Louise is a qualified Chartered Commercial Property Surveyor, and has built her career in strategic management in the public sector. She’s worked across all sectors of the NHS, including acute, community services and commissioning. Most recently, Louise has worked in a regional role across the North East and Yorkshire, supporting NHS organisations to achieve their local priorities and progress strategic projects, as well as playing an integral role in relationship building and management with wider public sector partners. This breadth of NHS experience allows her to understand the challenges faced by public sector organisations, and to navigate the complex processes and procedures. Outside of work, Louise takes every opportunity to travel, and when at home enjoys playing the saxophone (much to the annoyance of her neighbours!).

Dayle has had two decades of experience working in the public sector and local government, working across housing and heritage regeneration projects, and leading Leeds’ partnership programme across health, care and the wider public estate. She’s skilled in delivering business cases for capital investment, securing funding through avenues such as One Public Estate and local growth initiatives, and coalescing partners around common objectives. When not busy with her family, Dayle loves watery adventures such as wild swimming and stand up paddleboarding, as well as playing in a local rounders team.