Ward builds team at Preston Vision

Preston Vision, the regeneration company formed by the University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council and the North West Development Agency, is recruiting its senior management team.

A 'small, focused, dynamic team' is being put together by newly appointed chief executive Eliot Ward, formerly an area manager with English Partnerships.

Adverts are now running for a projects director on up to £70,000/year, operations director on the same salary and part-time head of marketing and communications on between £40,000 and £50,000/year pro rata.

The organisation was conceived in 2005 to help Preston 'become a major European city' by delivering major mixed-use regeneration projects. Ward's appointment and that of a new board earlier this year were an attempt to refresh its efforts after a lacklustre performance to date. The first big challenge of the new-look company is to help convince the Planning Inspectorate to back plans for Grosvenor and Lend Lease's £700m Tithebarn regeneration scheme.

Ward was not available for comment when contacted this morning.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 October 2009.

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I telephoned PV’s office the other morning and it went onto the answer machine. Not the sign of a thrusting metropolis ready for action methought. Woulda thata happened at New East manchester or Liverpool Vision?

By Badge

that’ll be the public sector cuts taking effect. until they do what liverpool vision did when no one in the merged organisation wanted to be in charge of reception – hire an office manager.

By Blueteeth