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New appointments boost for Yorkshire BME housing association

L to R: Lee Bloomfield, MHA Chief Executive with Nas Hussain, Community Partnerships and Investment Manager and Matthew Hayes, IT Manager

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has announced the appointment of two senior managers and two apprentices.

After five years at the National Lottery Community Fund and with previous experience in housing and business development, Nas Hussain takes up post as Community Partnerships and Investment Manager

He will work with MHA partners and stakeholders to deliver neighbourhood improvements schemes in Bradford and Keighley.

Matthew Hayes joins as IT Manager and is tasked with co-ordinating the association’s revamped digital technology infrastructure.

He arrives after almost a decade and a half of at one of the UK’s leading independent IT companies.

MHA has also recruited two new apprentices.

Aanish Rehman will be part of the finance team, working four days per week at the association’s Bradford head office as well as spending a day at college completing an Association of Accounting Technicians professional qualification.

Avtar Dhesi will work with the MHA health & safety and compliance unit for four days each week, and study for a Business Administration NVQ Level 2 through City Training Services on day five.

MHA Chief Executive Lee Bloomfield explained that both senior recruits had been brought onboard to implement newly agreed Board strategies.

And he said he was equally thrilled to welcome two new apprentices to the association’s ranks.

Mr Bloomfield commented: “Nas will help us deliver our new Community Investment Strategy which provides a framework for us to work with stakeholders to help local residents and build more resilient communities. It is designed to make best use of internal resources and attract external funding.

“Our ICT Strategy, which Matthew will oversee, serves as a guide to ensure our use of the best available technology is aligned to our corporate objectives whilst being secure, efficient and cost effective.

“We also wanted to recruit two young apprentices and give them an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in highly-skilled and technical areas of the organisation.

“Aanish and Avtar have already fitted in extremely well at MHA. I have no doubt that their time with us will open doors to amazing careers.”

Barrington Billings, MHA Chair, said: “My Board colleagues and I are proud of both new strategies and delighted to have Nas and Matthew with us to help deliver them.

“Aanish and Avtar also come highly-recommended and are making positive impressions.

“We have first-rate standards at Manningham Housing Association. I know that our new staff members will enable us to reach even greater heights.”

Nas Hussain, MHA Community Partnerships and Investment Manager, said: “The Community Investment Strategy is an exciting piece of work. I am very much looking forward to working with partners from the public, voluntary and private sectors to improve the lives of Bradford and Keighley residents.”

Matthew Hayes, MHA IT Manager, said: “A robust and forward-thinking ICT strategy is vitally important for organisations that wish to be successful in the modern world. Manningham Housing Association is clearly going places. I am excited to be on that journey.”