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6 October 2022

Regeneration specialist appoints three new board members

Urban Union, one of the country's leading regeneration firms, is strengthening its board with three new appointments to drive the business forward as it expands its operations across the central belt.

Founded in 2011, the company which, is part of Robertson Group, regenerates urban areas through building new, high quality, affordable homes while creating employment and training opportunities, and counts The City of Edinburgh Council; Glasgow City Council; New Gorbals Housing Association, and Queens Cross Housing Association among its client partners.

Managing Director, Neil McKay will be joined on the board by; Kirsty Parry, Sales and Marketing Director, Alan Dunsmore, Technical Director and Carole Lambie, Finance Director.

Kirsty and Alan are being promoted internally, having been with Urban Union for eight and four years respectively and Carole joined Urban Union earlier this year from Cruden Building (East Ltd) where she was Head of Finance.

Elliot Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Robertson Group, said: "Urban Union has been delivering some of the most desirable regeneration projects over the last 11 years, creating positive social and environmental impact, to enhance local economic prosperity, wellbeing, inclusion and resilience. The appointments to the board are aimed at strengthening our governance and creating enhanced opportunities for senior level engagement with our customers, as we listen and plan to develop regeneration solutions that address their challenges head on. The appointments also demonstrate our commitment to our people, and I am proud that we have two internal promotions to announce."

Neil McKay, Managing Director, Urban Union, said: "I am delighted to be joined on the board by such a strong team. Both Kirsty and Alan have been key members of the Urban Union team for a considerable time and it's fitting recognition that they have been appointed to the board, which is complemented by Carole who joined us earlier this year.

"We have solid plans for growth and having the right structure in place will allow us to deliver meaningful regeneration projects across Scotland. Our unwavering commitment to our partners, clients customers and to contributing social value in the areas we operate has enabled us to establish ourselves as a key delivery partner for local authorities and SLAs.

"Our private market offering is also an important part of our business, and we take great pride in the quality of homes that are being delivered for the affordable market."

In the coming weeks, Urban Union is launching a new app for customers which will enhance the customer journey and enables progress updates at every stage of the build. Providing a live experience, the app has been designed with the full customer journey at its core from pre-purchase through to home demonstrator videos.