Places for People appoint Steve Ashton as first Group Partnerships Director

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Places for People has appointed Steve Ashton as its first ever Group Partnerships Director, who will lead the group’s strategy for mergers, acquisitions, contract negotiations and group-level partnerships

Steve Ashton has been appointed as Group Partnerships Director with over 20 years’ experience of partner management in regulated sectors, and will also lead the development of best practice in partnership management, contract negotiation and contract management across the group companies.

As Head of Partnership at MBNA/Bank of America, Steve managed relationships with some of the world’s biggest brands and then at HomeServe UK, where he became chief partnerships officer, Steve was responsible for developing and leading strategic partnerships with organisations such as Aviva, Eon and Severn Trent Water. Steve also led acquisitions for HomeServe UK.

Ensuring all the right dots are joined across partnership engagement

Commenting on Steve’s appointment, Greg Reed, CEO of Places for People, said: “Steve is a great hire for us.

“He will be the go-to person for partnerships in the organisation. There is some great practice being undertaken right now, some great examples of excellent work, and Steve will add his experience and expertise to this to ensure that we are joining all the dots right across Places for People and that in all our partnership engagement, we’re operationally efficient and we’re maximising all our opportunities.”

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