Angie Harding joins Inspired Villages as Operations Director as it prepares to open its ninth village

At an exciting time for the business, Inspired Villages announced today it has appointed Angie Harding as Operations Director. From August 21st, Angie will lead the group’s operations function with a focus on strategy, operational efficiency and supporting service excellence across its eight villages as the company grows.

Angie comes from The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and brings with her a wealth of experience in the later living sector. Working with the Trust for 16 years, Angie oversaw the business’ growth ambitions, scaling it from 5 to 21 retirement villages focusing on a healthy and active lifestyle.

The appointment of Angie to the Inspired Villages’ team comes at an exciting time for the business as it continues to deliver its plan, supported by Legal & General and NatWest Pension Funds’ £500m equity commitment, to create 34 communities with 5,100 purpose-built homes for up to 8,000 residents. Angie will join Inspired’s Executive Committee representing the operations function to continue driving forward its future plan.

With eight villages currently in operation, supporting over 1,200 residents, the ninth village to open will be Millfield Green in Bedfordshire, this coming Autumn. Inspired also recently acquired a new site in Edenbridge, Kent and has a number of other villages under construction or going through the planning process.

Jamie Bunce, CEO of Inspired Villages comments: “I’m delighted to welcome Angie to the business as Operations Director and know she will play a pivotal role in leading our operations function, supporting the creation of communities where people can live the best years of their life. Her experience in the sector will be hugely beneficial as we maintain a commitment to putting customers first as we scale at pace and open more villages. Angie’s appointment is a testament to our desire to deliver service excellence to all residents, as we drive forward our exciting growth plans.”

Angie commented; “I’m really looking forward to joining the team at Inspired Villages. I not only admire the company’s impressive achievements to this point but I’m also inspired by a team who are clearly committed to the health and wellbeing of its residents, whilst wanting to have a positive impact on wider society too. Integrated Retirement Communities play such a huge part in addressing the shortfall in housing for older people and I’m delighted to be joining somewhere so committed to delivering this need in such a responsible and innovative fashion.”

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