Elspeth’s Blog

Thrive’s Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie is writing a regular blog, giving her thought-provoking ideas on key housing issues. See her blog entries below:

  • Enterprising response to a changing world (6/27/2019) - In her latest blog our Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie reveals how Thrive Homes is seeking to evolve while remaining true to its social purpose. At Thrive, we have always prided ourselves on our innovative approach to challenges and ability to … Continue reading
  • Jo Barrett The Thrive Deal – a better deal for all (5/23/2019) - In our latest blog, Thrive Homes Operations Director Jo Barrett introduces the new Thrive Deal and what it means for our customers. Achieving a fair deal for our customers is a key focus at Thrive Homes. We are also committed … Continue reading
  • Building a brighter future through tough times (1/25/2019) -   In her latest blog Thrive Homes Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie discusses the need for continuing, varied development to tackle formidable challenges confronting the housing sector. As the Brexit debate rages on while the global economy faces turbulent times, there … Continue reading
  • ‘New deal’ shies away from tough questions (10/5/2018) - In her latest blog, Thrive Homes Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie reflects on the recent Social Housing Green Paper and whether it was a missed opportunity for real reform. I think we all had high hopes of the long-awaited Social Housing … Continue reading
  • Transforming our relationship with customers (7/18/2018) - In her latest blog, Thrive Homes Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie discusses the new ‘deal’ set to strengthen relationships and improve communications with customers. These are exciting times for us at Thrive, as concepts that we have been evolving for a … Continue reading
  • Valuing our greatest resource results in ‘Best Companies’ milestone (4/17/2018) - In her latest blog, Thrive Homes Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie reflects on how a self-conscious focus on people management has helped Thrive on its journey to becoming a great place to work. Here at Thrive we recently celebrated being recognised … Continue reading
  • Timely debate presents unique opportunity (2/19/2018) - In her latest blog, Thrive Homes Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie reflects on the need for a considered approach to defining the future shape of our sector. With social housing issues grabbing their share of national headlines in recent months, it … Continue reading
  • Supporting culture change with the right tools (2/8/2018) - I’ve spoken often in my blog about the ways the environment has changed for social housing organisations. With changes in funding and an acute housing shortage, there is pressure on all of us to work more efficiently and make savings … Continue reading
  • Tragedy sounds a wake-up call for tenant engagement (11/14/2017) - In her latest blog Thrive Homes Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie considers the questions around customer engagement highlighted by the Grenfell Tower disaster. As the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy continues, there has inevitably been much debate and discussion … Continue reading
  • Bold new deal to secure a thriving future (8/7/2017) - In her latest blog Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie explains the thinking behind Thrive Home’s new business model, which aims to support growth and build resilience in an uncertain operating environment. One of the biggest challenges for any business is determining … Continue reading