New executive team member at Longhurst

Executive director of housing services Sharon Guest. EMN-160831-162359001
Executive director of housing services Sharon Guest. EMN-160831-162359001

A provider of housing, care, and support services with its head office in Boston has welcomed a new member to its executive team.

Longhurst Group has appointed Sharon Guest as executive director of housing services, where she will oversee services operating across almost 19,000 homes in the East and West Midlands.

Sharon joins Longhurst Group from Derwent Living, where she was assistant director of housing. She has worked in social housing for more than 20 years and is said to have a wealth of housing management expertise.

She said: “If you’re not happy with the service or value your supermarket offers, it’s easy to switch to another store. For social housing customers, moving home is not such an easy option.

“We’re responsible for providing good quality homes and services so it’s vital we make sure we’re talking with and listening to our customers.

“Customers should hold us to account, we should understand how they would like to see services shaped, and, if we do something that’s not quite right, make sure we sort it out.”