Established in October 2012, Stafford and Rural Homes trading company Housing Worx (HW) delivers a wide range of high quality home improvement and maintenance works.

Ian Podmore

Vice Chair of the Board

Ian has 25 years experience in the Premier Branded Housewares sector, having previously worked for Royal Doulton, Arc International including J G Durand, Cristal D’Arques, Luminarc, Arcoroc, Miccasa and Pyrex. Ian is an experienced Managing Director and Sales & Marketing Director and has considerable expertise in strategy identification, CEO leadership and profit maximisation, change management, acquisition and mergers. Advice that Ian would give to his teenage self would be “believe and you can achieve!”

Sue Nicholls

Sue has previously worked as a civil servant in Department of Health and Social Security and is currently the Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West which provides advice services across Stafford Borough and Cannock Chase. With 34 years primarily in the third sector in advice, information and support, Sue has extensive knowledge the issues affecting local people and the wider area. Sue also has considerable management experience, HR skills and a wealth of advice and knowledge including welfare benefits, debt, legal and housing alongside being a good team player. Sue firmly believes that everyone should have access to a house to live in and a place to call a home, regardless of wealth or status. And chose to become a board member in social housing as she believes social housing is part of a meaningful social structure within a society and should be fully supported locally and nationally.
Sue is secretly a Rod Stewart fan and loves going to concerts, she also has the secret skill of painting furniture. On a day off we’d find Sue stream walking or trying to stay upright on a trampoline with her grandchildren! Advice Sue would give to her teenage self would be to “Travel more and don’t be in a hurry to be someone or something different”.

Paul Wisher

With over 36 years in the Housing Sector and having previously worked for Derwent Living and the Acis Group, Paul has considerable expertise in commercial development and business operations; property development in affordable housing, market rent, outright sale and student accommodation; corporate services including HR, ITC and marketing; Corporate Governance. Paul is also a Board Member to another of our subsidiaries, County Town Homes.

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