Jacqueline Brown

Jacqueline Brown

About Jacqueline Brown

  • Resident Liaison Officer

I joined Newman Francis in September 2021, I come with many years of experience of working in community settings and customer focused roles.

This role is departure to the housing roles I have held but offers a different approach to supporting residents and contractors in situation that can challenging to navigate. At Newman Francis, inclusivity is an overarching objective of the organisation. I really value the supportive environment. I am also looking forward to the wide variety of opportunities to engage with clients and local communities.

I love plants, fun fact I am growing mangos at home and tending to them with loving care. They are extremely demanding.

Amarjit Singh

Amarjit Singh

About Amarjit Singh

  • Community Engagement Consultant

I have been working in the areas of community development and housing regeneration for nearly thirty years.

During this period, I have worked for housing associations, local authorities, and voluntary organisations across London.

So, I know inner and outer London well and have a good working knowledge of the many diverse communities that make up London.

My past work includes working on housing regeneration projects in Ealing, Lambeth, Southwark, East London and outer London boroughs.

I have an academic background in social policy, graduating from the London School of Economics with a degree in social policy and public administration.

In my spare time, I love to cook, go for long walks, and work on my allotment.

Kamahl Ahmet

Kamahl Ahmet

About Kamahl Ahmet

  • Project Worker

I have been with NewmanFrancis from June 2021, before this I was a Partnerships Officer at Camden Giving.

I enjoy working within the community and resolving issues for residents. Moreover, I enjoy working within teams and communicating with a variety of people.

Outside of work I enjoy playing basketball, heading to the gym and I am also a big gamer.

Fun fact: I used to stream on Twitch during lockdown and run my own gaming page.

Shariff Juneja

Shariff Juneja

About Shariff Juneja

  • Resident Liaison Officer

I joined Newman Francis in October 2020, I have over 10 years of experience mainly working on the 'Decent Homes' schemes - Kitchen & Bathroom, Cyclical Redecoration & Maintenance; other experiences include FRA works, disabled adaption works to District Heating.

My experience has always been on "one side of the fence", in this case as the principal contractor's RLO where my task was very much like-for-like.

What I like about Newman Francis is that you get involved in other aspects of the business and since being here I have noticed there is a good working relationship with appointed contractors where we can focus more on the residents, ensuring above-standard RLO services are provided as opposed to the "cut-throat" traditional RLO roles. Here, I have felt more connected with the local community.

Daisy Banfield

Daisy Banfield

About Daisy Banfield

  • Project Worker

After studying Politics and Philosophy at the University of Brighton I joined NewmanFrancis in 2020 as a Project Worker. I have a passion for working with people and communities, ensuring local voices are heard. I have been involved in a range of regeneration and community engagement projects, providing impartial advice and support to residents.

Fun fact:
I have a black belt in kickboxing and I love yoga.

Lindsey Stringer

Lindsey Stringer

About Lindsey Stringer

  • Outreach Worker

I have worked with Newmanfrancis for over 6 years as part of the Community Outreach Team I support residents and project workers in order to get the best outcome for the community and ourselves.

I have worked on many regeneration projects over the years with NDC. I am also a qualified hairdresser but my passion is working with new people and making a change to their lives and their community.

Fun facts: I love listening to music, I have a trainer obsession you would think my bedroom was JD sports! My favourite food is Caribbean.

Charlotte

Charlotte

About Charlotte

  • Administrator

I joined NewmanFrancis in November 2017 as the Administrator, before this I was a Traffic clerk for a busy FedEx delivery center, I am also a qualified gym instructor.

I really enjoy working with deadlines and under pressure, as I believe this brings out the best of my abilities to complete the tasks at hand.

I am a proud mother of two beautiful children who also make sure to keep me on my toes outside of work hours!

Fun Fact: I love to work out in my spare time, eat with friends, and travel.



Jonathan Small

Jonathan Small

About Jonathan Small

  • Resident Liaison Service Manager

I have over 35 years experience of working on housing and regeneration issues. During my career which includes six year working for a London Local Authority and another six years working for a large Housing Association I have gathered a wide variety of experiences. My past roles have included programme management on SRB and NDC regeneration projects, designing and delivering training to staff, students and residents, providing resident liaison and resident involvement services and preparation of numerous strategy and policy documents.

I have been working with NewmanFrancis since 2007 and in 2020 took up the new role of Resident Liaison Service Manager. In a voluntary capacity I have been an active member of a primary Housing Co Op and was a long standing and active Trustee of a Single Homelessness Charity.

Fun facts: I have an 'intolerance' that prevents me from eating fresh fruit.

Mekor Newman

Mekor Newman

About Mekor Newman

  • MIoH, MBA
  • Director

I am a skilled housing regeneration and community assets practitioner with over 30 years' experience tackling complex housing regeneration needs at both corporate and grass roots levels.

I have worked at Director level and been involved in several large scale regeneration projects, providing support to local residents and strategic advice to landlords and other stakeholders.

Outside of work I hold several voluntary roles including co-founder and Chair of the Corbett Resident Association. In addition, I have been involved in taking over 2 community assets (a local library and health lifestyle centre) and have been instrumental in setting up and chairing the companies responsible for the running of these community facilities.

Fun fact: I love to dance, listen to music from heavy rock to classical and I am learning to play the piano with my youngest son

Alicia Francis

Alicia Francis

About Alicia Francis

  • BA (hons), PGDip Housing
  • Director

I have over 30 years’ experience in housing and regeneration, with particular skills and expertise in tenant management, training, partnership development and community engagement. Prior to co-founding NewmanFrancis, I was director of the PEP Charitable Trust and Regional Co-ordinator at PEP Ltd.

My commitment is to create communities where people thrive. As a resident in East London I have co-founded a branch of the Women’s Institute, a community garden, a thriving community market and a bee-keeping project. I am also a youth leader and I enjoy developing and leading projects that support young people to develop skills and confidence and contribute to the wider community.

Fun fact: In my spare time I love to read and belong to two book groups. I am also slowly learning to play the guitar, and enjoy going to festivals.

Anita Blow

Anita Blow

About Anita Blow

  • AAT
  • Finance and Administrator Manager

I have over 18 years experience working in the regeneration industry, previously working for a government regeneration programme from 2003 – 2012. My previous roles included Community Development Worker, Grant Manager and Admin/Finance Support.

At NewmanFrancis my main role is a Administrator/Finance Manager as well as occasionally providing support to some of the projects.

Fun fact: In my spare time I love knitting famous people, creating art pieces that are sold locally, upcycling old furniture and crafting.

Howard Mendick

Howard Mendick

About Howard Mendick

  • Senior Project Worker

I have been working in community development for nearly twenty years and have extensive experience in housing, regeneration, developing community arts programmes, community centre management as well as training community groups and Tenant Management Organisations.

After working for a City law firm, I became a volunteer in my local community centre and realised how rewarding a career in community work could be. I have a thorough knowledge of residents’ issues and rights and I also deliver resident advocacy services providing impartial advice and guidance to residents. I started out by volunteering at my local community centre and realised how rewarding a career in community work could be. I joined NewmanFrancis in 2014 after working for 10 years with West Ham and Plaistow New Deal for Communities. The rest is history, as they say.

Fun fact: In my spare time I like to listen to music and attend concerts.

Lily Glasser

Lily Glasser

About Lily Glasser

  • Senior Project Worker

My background primarily was in researching people's relation with urban spaces and developing creative wellbeing workshops and explorative city walks. I have experience in planning and design at both Council and neighbourhood levels.

As a Senior Project Worker at NewmanFrancis, I lead on several projects and provide support across the organisation's various projects. This involves working on a number of housing and regeneration projects at planning, design, procurement and construction stages of the development, working to get communities better informed and more involved in the decision-making process. My role also includes providing ongoing support to resident steering groups, wider community research, running training and engagement events, producing detailed community updates and liaising closely with local stakeholders.

I am fascinated in the ways the built environment develops and am passionate about seeking ways to push community-led development.

Fun fact: My favourite food is Spaghetti Bolognese and I love dancing and watching films!

lrundeep Singh

lrundeep Singh

About lrundeep Singh

  • Project Worker

After studying English Literature at the University of Greenwich I joined NewmanFrancis in 2015 as an administrator and I am now a project worker. I have since worked on a range of regeneration and community engagement projects, delivering resident advocacy services providing impartial advice and guidance to residents. I also provide in-house branding and communications support.

Fun fact: I enjoy reading and eating Italian food! Previously, I have volunteered at a local toy library supporting disadvantaged children and families.

Curtis Donovan

Curtis Donovan

About Curtis Donovan

  • Associate
  • Project Worker

My background has been in interior design and creative engagement which has given me the passion to work with people and developing the community that they live in. I have also had experience in community engagement, public consultation events and outreach.

My role at NewmanFrancis involves working with a variety of residents with the aim of getting them involved in the planning and redesign of their estate. I help facilitate consultation events, plan community outreach events and look at ways of engaging young people in the consultation process.

Fun fact: My favourite food is sweet potato and I love large scale painting and community art projects as well as practicing the Russian martial art of Systema.