Charity that renovates homes for disadvantaged people hires first CEO

Band of Builders, the charity that renovates the homes of people with disabilities and health problems, has hired its first chief executive.

The charity has appointed its former chair Gavin Crane to the newly created role as the charity looks to expand its influence within the construction industry and create more fundraising opportunities.

His priority will also be to act on the charity’s three key aims of providing support for building projects, offering financial help to tradespeople facing hardship and making wellbeing services more accessible to those in the construction industry facing crisis.

The charity was formed in 2016 and registered three years later.

“In its simplest form, the new CEO role will mean ensuring that more people support Band of Builders, so we can help more people,” said Crane, who stepped down as chair earlier this year to take up the CEO role.

“It’s a very exciting time to be part of Band of Builders because the charity is gaining huge momentum, which is all down to the commitment of so many of our base of volunteers, who give their time generously to support the charity and its activities.”

He added: “The board of trustees has ambitious plans for the growth of the charity, and the creation of this role is a huge statement of intent. I’m looking forward to being at the heart of taking Band of Builders to the next level.”

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