We’re growing!

The Shared Agenda team has been celebrating its recent growth through new contract wins, internal promotions and new appointments, taking the team to 24.

Nikola Idle and Dan Simmons became Associate Directors at the start of the year, with Nikola’s focus on strategy and Dan’s attention on development and project management.

Anna Matta also joined earlier in the year as Consultant, while Claire Cornelius has joined as an Estates Assistant, both bringing their combined wealth of experience to bolster the team.

In addition, Harriet Deverell has become Shared Agenda’s latest Graduate Consultant, having recently completed her Business Economics studies at Leeds Beckett University and will be involved in a broad range of roles and projects within the Shared Agenda team.

Our two previous Graduate Consultants – Cameron Wood and Aidan Wickenden – have now been promoted to Junior Consultants. This comes off the back of their tremendous performance over the past 12 months, their appetite to get stuck in, their overall work ethic and their engagement with wider activities beyond just the day to day.

Tim Wigglesworth, Chief Executive of Citycare and now also Shared Agenda after Jo Barnes took on an additional wider role overseeing the Sewell Estates Group, said: “We know that this has been a very difficult period and, while we are incredibly proud of our team and business growth, it is important not to lose sight of the challenges faced across so many sectors.

“Our workload has increased, which is in line with some customers being forced to switch their attention to Covid-19 responses and our support has been needed for crucial project delivery.

“Education is a growing sector and we have become specialists in this area over the years, as well as maintaining strong relationships with our existing customers.

“We now also have 14 qualified Better Business Case Practitioners in the team, who are able to work on NHS capital projects and this plays an increasingly important role in how we’re able to support partners across the health economy.

“This is all in line with our growth plan for the business and we remain positively optimistic about the future. We’re delighted to have been able to deliver for our customers and grow our team while juggling working from home and the inevitable challenges of the pandemic.”