National Pride is a Community Interest Company established in 2018 with a large network of Partners to create and maintain “intergenerational communities” for the inclusion of all combining affordable housing, employment and a life enhancing environment where the vulnerable and marginalised in our society are included, cared for, valued, respected, identify, belong, be safe and lead a healthy, engaging fulfilling life.
To create new living communities including “affordable” quality housing for all, through rent to buy, shared ownership, buy at a discount on open market value schemes to provide a better healthy lifestyle for all providing education and employment training for unskilled to build their own homes. To include all in society without exception.
We will “make a difference” to the local community and those in need – elderly, homeless, mentally ill, vulnerable. Build quality homes – take people off the street and create great communities. Create “green” new build towns and villages – safe and prosperous. National Pride will create opportunities to generate and reinvest profit to stimulate the social side of society.
Meet the founding members of National Pride, the people that will instigate change.
Irene co-founded National Pride UK after many years understanding the business perspective from the Client’s point of view, an invaluable quality in providing a bespoke and exemplary service to satisfy all parties to any project.
Irene was the Insurance Consultant on the prestigious Forth Replacement Crossing in Scotland having worked for a bidding consortium through the tender process and then for the Client for the first four years of the construction project. Irene can provide technical input in terms of risk identification, mitigation and control in heavy engineering, infrastructure and projects across all sectors.
Andy has more than 35-year experience in the Construction insurance industry, advising the professional team of large to extremely large projects across the globe. Andy’s particular strength is working with the Legal Advisors in the team to craft contract clauses from a position of full knowledge of the Client, the project and the full contract, to protect each position including the Lender and their investment through to final exit. Andy has a sound and extensive knowledge of financial matters and the requirements of an Investor and is skilled at deconstructing complex issues and presenting them in a format familiar to Investors to achieve funding solutions in an efficient and speedy manner.
Karl’s background is Construction and he has developed his business career in the housing sector over the previous 20 years building over 15,000 homes. He brings to National Pride a huge experience and fundamental knowledge of house building in the UK. Karl’s contribution to the aims of National Pride UK is vital to the construction of quality residential and commercial units to create intergenerational communities on time and on budget.
Nicola’s experience is in the Banking sector for over 20 years, including Corporate Lending and Corporate Risk Training with experience of funding analysis in the manufacturing, property investment and property development sectors. Nicola plays a key role as Executive PA and provides essential administration support to National Pride.