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Our Kelly marks 20 years working for Colne

Fri 31 May 2019

Colne Housing has celebrated a long serving member of staff’s 20 years with the Essex-based housing association.  

ICT manager Kelly Wyatt joined Colne at the age of 19, starting her career as an Administration Assistant.

Kelly then showed enthusiasm and potential to develop her ICT management skills.

Colne supported her career development by funding her degree in Computer Network Solutions. Kelly graduated with a 1st class honours in 2015 and used her dissertation to shape Colne’s digital strategy.

Mum of two Kelly, 39, who lives in Colchester, said: “I am proud to have developed my career in the male dominated ICT sector and formed a department that I have a genuine passion for.

My confidence has grown hugely at Colne, I never anticipated that I would end up in this position.”

Colne celebrated her 20 years’ service with a cake and gathering at their Colchester head office for Kelly’s colleagues, friends and family.  

Colne’s Chief Executive Sara Thakkar, said: “It’s amazing to recognise the achievements of our staff and especially their journeys of progression.

Kelly has made such a difference throughout her time at Colne and worked hard to streamline many of the processes we use today. Well done Kelly!”

Kelly was presented with long-service gifts from her line manager David Hart, who is Colne’s Finance Director, and Sara Thakkar.

Colne Housing, which was formed in 1973, is a vibrant, growing housing association which focuses on enabling independent living and currently manage over 3,000 affordable homes across Essex and Suffolk.

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Our Kelly marks 20 years working for Colne

Kelly Wyatt is congratulated by her Line Manager and Colne’s Finance Director David Hart and Chief Executive Sara Thakkar.

Our Kelly marks 20 years working for Colne

Cutting the first slice.