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We are a team of experienced professionals looking to create change for those who need it most 

Lee Crawshaw

Relationship manager

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Jan Appleyard

Viewings coordinator

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Abigail Nol

Business administrator

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Mark Bowen

After 30 years in the City working for various global financial institutions, Mark left the corporate world in the summer of 2016, deciding that he wanted to work within the property development industry. Mark firmly believes that the Supported Living Gateway will help simplify and improve the way that supported living providers work with property owners. Mark is proud to be part of The Gateway team and knows that they will make a difference by helping create homes for those who need them most. 

Russ Crabtree

With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Russ has successfully delivered a range of residential and commercial schemes. He has a diverse property portfolio across several sectors including BTLs, serviced accommodation, social housing, and supported living. Over the last 6 years, Russ has worked closely with care providers, housing associations and local authorities to ensure quality, sustainable supported living accommodation that improves the lives of those who need it.  

 

Leah Bowen

After 20 years working in the financial services sector in the City, Leah has recently given up her City career to become a full-time property investor. Leah’s background in coordinating, organising and structuring projects has helped underpin the Supported Living Gateway business. She is excited to see how the team’s combined and diverse experience will enable The Gateway to help the supported living community.  

 

Rich Liddle

Richard founded The Gateway along with the Mark, Russ and Leah.  He is now a non-executive director of the company.  Richard is an advocate for Supported Living Gateway and hopes, with our help, the whole supported living sector will benefit from improved communications and smoother relations between providers and developers.  

Richard was a Military Officer, helicopter and jet pilot for 21 years, before becoming a successful property investor and developer.  He is a firm supporter of the eradication of homelessness within the ex-service and veterans’ community and has a passion for providing homes for people across a spectrum of needs. 

Lee Crawshaw

Lee Crawshaw

Lee has had a diverse career, predominantly within financial services, property and more recently within the care sector.  Whilst working in the mortgage and property markets he was introduced into care working with a developer refurbishing an existing care home that needed a full renovation.  Lee has also worked with a well-established domiciliary care company looking to move into the supported living sector, and he is guiding them through the process, advising on CQC registration, sourcing property through the Gateway and helping them to generally understand the sector.

Because of Lee's experience his role as Relationship Manager is to be the conduit between both the property and care sectors.

Jan Appleyard

Jan Appleyard

Jan started her career in property over 20 years ago as a client account manager. This role involved overseeing all aspects of client accounting in compliance with RICS regulations. She later moved into property management as operations manager for a large national letting agent.

She is an integral part of the Gateway team, getting property owners and care providers together. Jan helps from that initial call, right the way through to successful completion, helping both sides reach an amicable outcome.

Abigail Nol

Abigail Nol

Abby manages all the business administration behind the Gateway and has been with the team since the launch in 2020.  She holds a bachelor of science in office administration.

Dina Damaso

Dina Damaso

Dina is an experienced marketing executive.  She is our creative force and helps produce our visual content for our social media.  She works closely with our marketing agency to ensure our brand values are upheld.

20th May 2024

Is your care property sitting on the thousands of pounds in unclaimed tax relief?

If you have purchased a property used for care or supported living and/or spent thousands of pounds to develop, refurbish and adapt a building used as a care facility, you are likely due a tax repayment and future tax savings from HMRC.

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9th May 2024

Lack of housing in the children’s homes sector

An article published earlier this year, John Pearce, President of The Association of Directors of Children Services (ADCS), a leading children’s service provider, explains the challenges in finding accommodation for a children looking for a home, and how, in this sector in particular, need is more than outstripping supply.

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28th April 2024

The importance of supported housing cannot be overstated

The supported housing sector is in dire need of your investment and participation as property investors. By entering this market, you can play a pivotal role in providing quality, supportive homes for some of the most vulnerable members of society.

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23rd April 2024

Success breeds success: the value of experience....

Supported living property investing is a hot topic and will continue to be, as the need for good homes in the sector is not going away.

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