Ed Hutchinson, MD of property developer HBD, has been appointed Chairman of the LandAid Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Board.
LandAid brings the property industry together to support charities delivering life-changing services for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness in the future.
Ed has supported LandAid for several years, drawing on his network and influence to build advocacy within the property industry and helping garner support for its events and campaigns, including the annual UK-wide SleepOut, while offering valuable strategic input and advice.
2022 also saw Tom Wheldon, Director, and Head of HBD’s Leeds office, join LandAid’s Yorkshire Leadership team alongside Sarah Gill who has lent her support as an Ambassador.
Ed said: “LandAid is a fantastic charity that is doing brilliant work across the country in tackling youth homelessness - sadly more than 121,000 young people approached their local council for housing support last year and, given economic turmoil impacting the country, that figure is unfortunately expected to grow.
“I’m pleased to be able to play a small part in helping LandAid to achieve its goals and I look forward to working with the team in Yorkshire to get the property industry on board and behind the cause.”