Meet our people

At Thrive we value each individual, and each member of our team has their own story, here’s what our colleagues have to say about Thrive:

Alex Fair


“From day one, Thrive invested in my self-development and made me feel valued”. Alex Fair, Performance Analyst

Zulf Awan


“My role is both diverse and rewarding. I work with internal teams, community partners and over 70 residents. I enjoy coordinating our staff volunteer programme where everyone is encouraged to spend a day out of the office, helping charities and other partner organisations.” Zulf Awan, Community Partnerships Manager

Dave Andrews


“For the last two years I have been working with our apprentices – I’ve really enjoyed the training and mentoring and watching their confidence grow as they master practical skills alongside a nationally recognised qualification with the local college. Our latest has started to work independently and become a real asset.” Dave Andrews, Maintenance Supervisor

Karen Newman


“I’ve been with Thrive since it began and have watched it develop into a confident, quality, customer focused organisation. Thrive recognises that its past and future achievements depend on the successes of individual people who work for the organisation. Following maternity leave, Thrive offered me flexibility in my role when I returned, which has enabled me to continue working at a senior level.” Karen Newman, Human Resource Manager

Natalie Clark


“Thrive offers a warm welcome, an enviable work environment, supportive and encouraging staff. Currently I’m studying for my CIH level 3 to increase my professional knowledge. As part of my job, I’ve had the chance to get involved in a range of projects and to work with different people.” Natalie Clark, Welfare Reform Officer

Rosie Salkeld


“Thrive supported me when I wanted to study for a professional CIPR qualification. It was hard juggling work and study, but very rewarding. Thank you Thrive, I couldn’t have done it without you!” Rosie Salkeld, Communications Manager

Donna Deamer


“I never thought that, when I started out working at Thrive, I would be here a few years later managing the team. Thrive offered me that vital first step onto the employment ladder and has since encouraged me to develop my skills.”  Donna Deamer, Customer Team Leader