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Colleague stories

What’s it like to work for Great Places? Here are some of our latest colleague stories and their experiences of working within the organisation


Helen’s Journey

In 2019, Helen made the decision to become a repair apprentice. Today she tells us about her experience of working at Great Places and how Growing Greatness has defined her career.

Darren’s Journey

Darren joined the organisation back in 2015. Today he tells us more about how he got into his role and his time with the organisation so far.

News & Blog

Nicola at Bowland House


Article by: Damian Beaumont

Nicola’s keeping Bowland House safe

THE £3.4million Bowland House refurbishment project in Blackburn will transform lives in more ways than one. For Great Places tenant Nicola Campbell, it’s been a step on to the employment ladder thanks to the More Positive Together project. Nicola, 50, a mum-of-four, signed up to MPT project to help her find a job that she […]

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Open Kitchen


Article by: Damian Beaumont

Jo is helping vital food service to soar

ADAPTABILITY is the name of the game in these challenging times, and Great Places’ colleagues are proving their flexibility to help the most vulnerable people in society. Our multi-skilled colleagues are finding new ways to help different Jo Hampshire, a Customer Engagement Specialist, is using her skills in a former career have helped Open Kitchen’s […]

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Article by: Damian Beaumont

Life in lockdown for the Community Investment Team

At Great Places we put our customers first, and it’s been great to see how different teams across the business have responded to COVID-19 and adapted their ways of working to continue to support our customers. This week we checked in with the Community Investment Team to find out what life in lockdown has been like […]

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