06 / 09 / 2021

One of Scotland’s leading providers of partnership housing has hired a new Partnership Manager to grow its activity in the social housing sector.

Sarah Freel has re-joined Lovell, having previously worked for the company in Customer Relations and Partnership Roles for 15 years between 2003 and 2018.  Her role will be to develop the company’s social housing offering through partnerships, frameworks and relationships with social housing providers including Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).

Lovell believes its experience in the sector makes it ideally placed to help the Scottish Government meet its ambitious target of building 70,000 homes for social rent over the next decade.  The company is currently working with numerous social housing providers including Forth Housing Association, East Lothian Council and Rural Stirling Housing Association.

Commenting on her appointment as Partnerships Manager for Lovell, Sarah Freel said: “It’s fantastic to be back at Lovell, I was proud with what we were able to achieve in my previous 15 years here.” 

“It is very exciting to lead on our expansion into the social housing sector in Scotland, especially with such ambitious government targets to be met.  I want to build relationships with Local Authorities, RSLs and others to show them the value of partnering with Lovell to build high quality homes for social rent.”

Clark Crosbie, Land and Partnerships Director for Lovell, said: “Lovell has been growing consistently for the past two years, so it is very exciting to continue that growth by adding Sarah to our team and expanding our engagement with the social sector in the coming years.”

“Not only does Sarah understand that sector well but she also knows the ethos, values and quality of Lovell from her previous work with the company.”