Built Environment & Social Housing – 2023

Bringing Purpose to Place: Building Sustainable Environments for Today and Tomorrow


Having taking a collective sigh of relief in early 2022, those leading organisations in 2023 continue to find themselves being challenged by factors beyond their control. Double digit inflation; political instability; restricted liquidity; pressure on supply chains and a continued focus on sustainability; delivery of high quality services with customers and users at the heart of them – the priorities are numerous. Despite these challenges, leaders across our sector have shown us time and again the opportunity to build on the positive connections and the focus on our local environments that were developed during the pandemic.

Our Social Housing and Built Environment practice group is committed to finding and supporting excellent and authentic leaders across infrastructure, local and regional development, housing and transport to deliver tangibly positive benefits for existing, emerging and new communities across the UK.

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Edition Overview

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Our future in our hands: creating lasting and shared prosperity for the nation

Interview with Anna Swaithes, Head of Sustainability at The Crown Estate

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Build better places with people at the core

Interview with Neil Sachdev, Permanent Chair of East West Railway Company; Chair of Energy Savings Trust

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The true value(s) of a good leader

By Cassandra Woolgar, Business Psychologist and Partner, Leadership Services Practice

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Leadership Appointments

A selection of recent appointments in the Built Environment and Social Housing sectors advised by Saxton Bampfylde


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View from the River: Team insight

Vidhu Sood-Nicholls, Head of Social Housing and the Built Environment practice

Vidhu Sood-Nicholls has recently been appointed Head of Social Housing and the Built Environment practice. Her focus is on building on our great work to date in the Social Housing sector and cohering our approach

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