New leader for Community Ventures

Estates consultancy company Community Ventures Management has appointed Emma Bolton as Chief Executive.

Emma is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a qualified town planner, and has spent much of her career in the public sector, working in strategic estates roles. She joined Community Ventures four years ago as Area Director for the North East and Leeds, before stepping up to the Chief Executive role this October.

She is well known throughout the healthcare estate industry after having held a variety of estates roles for local authorities and the NHS, including at NHS Property Services and NHS England, and as Director of Estate and Fleet at Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Emma takes over from long-term Community Ventures leader Nigel Fenny, who will be stepping back to semi-retirement. He will be staying on with the team in a part-time, freelance capacity, so the company will retain his expertise and knowledge in the business.

Emma is looking forward to stepping up to the challenge of leading the Community Ventures team.

“I am really excited about the future for Community Ventures, and it’s a huge privilege to move into the role of Chief Executive. I’ve got a brilliant, talented team behind me who are passionate about making health estates and facilities fit for the demands of modern healthcare.

“We’re a rapidly growing consultancy, and we’re working tirelessly to help our expanding number of clients and partners find innovative, bespoke solutions to their estates challenges.”

Community Ventures is an estates consultancy, highly experienced across the NHS and commercial services, who support partners across England with estates strategies. Since they were formed in 2008, they’ve worked on some of the highest profile health estates projects in the North of England, including managing a £57.5m primary care transformation project in South Yorkshire, creating the business case for a £20m health and wellbeing centre in Keighley and being a key part of the construction of the £700m Royal Liverpool Hospital.