Council-owned trading company which includes Barnet Homes appoints new interim CEO

The Barnet Group, owned by Barnet Council, welcomes a new Interim Group Chief Executive

Elliott Sweetman
Elliott Sweetman

The Barnet Group, the local authority trading company owned by Barnet Council which includes Barnet Homes, has appointed Elliott Sweetman as Interim Group Chief Executive.  

Sweetman becomes Chief Executive, having held the roles of both Group Director of Development and Property and Group Director of Operations and Property at The Barnet Group for the last eight years, and has over 20 years of sector experience.

The Barnet Group the Barnet Council-owned parent to Barnet Homes: the arms-length management organisation which manages social housing and statutory homelessness services on behalf of the London Borough of Barnet; Bumblebee: an estate agent offering letting and sales services; Opendoor Homes: a registered provider of social housing; and Your Choice Barnet: a provider of care for adults with learning disabilities and for older people. 

Sweetman’s key focus for the coming year will be the Group’s new Strategic Plan and its four key priorities:

  • supporting people to deliver their best
  • delivery of quality services and care to customers
  • enhanced effectiveness and nurturing innovation
  • growing financial strength

The Barnet Group employs around 1,000 people and has delivered the first new build council housing in the area for nearly 50 years.

Commenting on his appointment, Sweetman said: “It is an incredible privilege to be taking on the Interim Group CE role of this amazing organisation. The challenges in housing and social care have never been greater and I am looking forward to working with our excellent team to continue TBG’s strong track record for delivering quality, innovative, customer focussed services for the residents of Barnet.”

Chair of The Barnet Group, Eamon McGoldrick added: “ I am delighted to have Elliott taking on the role of Interim Chief Executive. He brings considerable skills and knowledge to the role. He is also very familiar with the context and challenges facing The Barnet Group and the Council at this time. Elliott will have the full support of the Board and myself as we go forward.”

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