Our People

Marley Brougham
Customer Involvement Assistant

Marley joined Stockport Homes in 2012 on an apprenticeship with the Customer and Community Engagement Team, studying Business Administration Level 2. In 2013 she gained a permanent position within the team as a Customer and Community Engagement Assistant, supporting the team with a ride range of projects to local community groups.

In 2017 Marley won our ASPIRE ‘Ambition’ Award for her investment in her own development; seeking opportunities to try new areas of work and taking herself out of her comfort zone. Marley took on the work of the Education Officer and organised a hugely successful programme of activities for young people. She attends youth sessions in order to develop her own youth work skills. Partners have described her as having a real talent with young people, praising her ability to engage at all levels. As a result of this, in 2017/18 Marley was given the opportunity to cover a secondment as the Youth Engagement Coordinator for Stockport Homes, delivering workshops to schools to prevent Anti-social Behaviour, homelessness, develop budgeting skills, raise awareness of bullying and hate crime and also to deliver diversionary activities during the school holidays for young people.

“When I first came to Stockport Homes, I had a lot to learn and lacked experience. Stockport Homes gave me the opportunity to work shadow across the company to better my understanding of teams and develop my own learning through the variety of training courses it has to offer. I enjoy working for Stockport Homes, as the company are involved in a variety of different projects for you to get involved in which has allowed me to progress in my job roles. The support and guidance I receive from my team and colleagues define our mission and aims as ‘One Team’”.

Bhavi Chauhan
Human Resources Advisor

Bhavi has worked in HR for 10 years and joined Stockport Homes over 5 years ago as a HR Advisor in the People & Organisational Development Team. She was looking to broaden her career within HR and hasn’t looked back since!

Bhavi works closely with key stakeholders, providing consistent, expert HR advice on sickness absence, grievance and disciplinary procedures, recruitment and selection, performance management and TUPE transfers, ensuring that policies are adhered to in order to comply with statutory requirements.

Since Bhavi joined, the People & Organisational Development Team has grown in many ways to support the ever changing needs of the organisation. She now works closely with our HR Business Partners and is responsible for providing support to the ‘Neighbourhoods and Support’ & ‘Resources’ Directorates.

“Working with our employees, I have gained a great insight into the brilliant work that they do. I really enjoy working for a fast paced and growing organisation. Stockport Homes Group is great at introducing new and engaging initiatives for employees such as ASPIRE days, rewards for 100% attendance, flexible working initiatives to enhance your work life balance and opportunities to grow and learn through the GROW approach.”

Scott Swaby
Three Sixty Commercial Manager

After seven years working in the private sector, Scott joined us in October 2016 as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. Since then his role has evolved and developed, leading to his current positon as Commercial Manager for our trading arm, Three Sixty.

Scott is responsible for commercial innovation and improvement, including the development and strategic procurement of key local suppliers and contractors. He takes the commercial lead on all estimating and contract works, maintaining a strong financial control on all projects.

Scott played a pivotal role in driving forward the development of Three Sixty at a crucial time, ensuring that it delivered high quality works and returned a surplus. Scott has taken Three Sixty from strength to strength, from a small number of operatives delivering minimal works to over 60 staff delivering millions of pounds worth of construction works to a very high standard.

Scott went above and beyond what was expected of him, stepping up in order to ensure that Three Sixty was a success. In recognition for his contribution, commitment and dedication, in 2018 Stockport Homes Group nominated him for the 24housing Young Leader Award. Scott made it through to the Top 10 and we are extremely proud of his achievements.

James Thorn
Project Leader

James studied architecture at university, working briefly in private practice before moving to a Local Authority architects office delivering new build Leisure and Commercial Schemes along with Decent Homes Programmes.

In 2009, James joined Stockport Homes as a Project Leader within the Investment Team, having been attracted by our strong reputation within the social housing sector and the opportunity to get involved in large and varied programmes. He was responsible for delivering large capital projects as part of the Decent Homes programme, managing a team across several contracts.

Over the years his architectural and technical background, together with strong project management and team working skills have enabled him to lead on several high profile projects. A highlight was ‘SHINE’, a project to install Solar PV on the rooves of over 2,000 customers’ homes. The project won several national awards and demonstrated Stockport Homes’ commitment to being at the forefront of the sector.

James has played a key role in the delivery and development of our commercial activity to provide architectural services to schools and care home providers, generating income to support our core services. As this area has grown, James has moved away from the delivery of the capital programme to concentrate on commercial activity. In 2015, his contribution to the organisation earned him a shortlisting for our CEO and People Choice Award. We now employ an Architect to lead the architectural team within Investment.

“I enjoy working for Stockport Homes, particularly the great relationships with my immediate team and the opportunities which arise for working with both different internal services and external clients, delivering projects in the communities in which our core customers live, work or are educated.

The varied work opportunities allow me to draw on my previous experience and develop, gaining new knowledge and skills. Training and Development is excellent, several years ago I became a Charted Architectural Technologist which Stockport Homes supported me with. I have also attended numerous other courses over the years, enabling me to be successful in my role but also of great benefit to me personally.”

Callum Rimmer
Governance and Scrutiny Officer

Callum began his career with Stockport Homes in 2015. He joined as a Business Excellence Apprentice and completed his Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration. Following his apprenticeship he secured a position as a Customer Service Officer, first on a secondment and then in a permanent position. Since then he has moved into our Governance Team and is currently a Governance and Scrutiny Officer.

Callum has received lots of recognition for his hard work and dedication, particularly at our annual ASPIRE Awards. In 2015 he was awarded a ‘Personal Growth’ award, in 2016 he was nominated for ‘Apprentice of the Year’, in 2017 he was part of our ‘Digital Champions Team’ who were nominated for our ‘Passion’ Award.

Callum also manages our Customer Scrutiny Panel who achieved Quality Assured Accreditation in 2018, and was proud to celebrate its success in being the first group to achieve 30/30 in the critical assessment criteria.

"I love working for Stockport Homes and the challenges that come with it. Through my time as an apprentice, I was able to learn valuable skills which have helped me during my career. As a member of the Governance Team, I was able to play an integral role in the development of the new group structure, this was very interesting helping set-up the subsidiary companies from start to finish. Working for Stockport Homes is very rewarding as I am able to see first-hand the delivery of the mission: One team, transforming Lives"