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Online farewell for Chief Executive

Online farewell for Chief Executive

Thirty-one years after first joining Adullam Homes Housing Association, Chief Executive Officer Trevor Palfreyman has retired.

An online video meeting was organised today (Thurs, April 9) to give staff a chance to pass on their best wishes and for Trevor to say a few words about his plans for the future.

He also sent an email message to all staff in which he said: “I am incredibly proud of all that’s been achieved over my last 17 years at Adullam and over my 30-plus years of involvement in the various roles I’ve been honoured to have.

“Thank you for your honesty, your earnest dedication and steadfast resolve. The best is yet to come!”

Trevor’s career has seen him involved in the development of schemes in locations across the West and East Midlands, South Yorkshire and the North West, including Birmingham, Nottingham, Cheshire, Salford and Liverpool.

During his time with Adullam, he has been instrumental in expanding the range and location of properties, in developing ground-breaking schemes such as for people living with HIV/AIDS, substance recovery schemes and accommodation for people fleeing domestic abuse, as well as projects to help residents gain employment skills.

Trevor developed a taste for working in housing services while studying for his degree, which included a year on placement in Sparkbrook with Birmingham Friendship Housing Association. His first job was with Parklands Housing Society, now Accord, in housing management.

He then joined Adullam - which provides specialist accommodation and services throughout the Midlands, North West, and in Wales and South Yorkshire, to support more than 1,000 people at any one time - in summer 1989.

During the video farewell Trevor said his plans for a family break in Europe have had to be postponed for now but in the short term he has plenty of reading, DIY and gardening to keep him busy.

Chairman of Adullam Homes Association Board Chris Green says: “What Trevor has achieved during his time with Adullam is outstanding; he has successfully headed up an organisation which works with private rental agencies, local authorities and other registered providers to deliver accommodation and support services that transform people’s lives.

“He is a very caring, capable man and everyone at Adullam will miss him very much.”