Abbeyfield Scotland welcomes new recruits

Abbeyfield Scotland is pleased to welcome two additions to strengthen their team. Stephen Whitehead, Property and Compliance Officer and Laura Brodie, Marketing & Communications Officer.

Stephen is on board to ensure that we continue to excel in the provision of safe, secure, and quality accommodation. With a strong background in housing repairs and health & safety, he will make sure our properties are regularly appraised and developed to ensure the lifestyle and living experience of our residents and future customers is positive.

Laura’s new role is an exciting addition to Abbeyfield. She has an established and well-proven background in marketing and communications and will facilitate, promote, and communicate the delivery of their values; and objectives within their fourteen locations. Promoting, Abbeyfield living as a lifestyle choice, the positive aspects of developing their service delivery, and their new Abbeyfield Care and Support service.

Karen Barr, CEO at Abbeyfield Scotland, said: “I am delighted to have Stephen and Laura among us. Their skills will be a great addition to our team and the company. On behalf of all the Abbeyfield Board, we would like to extend our warmest welcome and are pleased to have them on board”.


Stephen Whitehead

Property and compliance Officer

Previously, Stephen worked for a social housing provider for over 12 years, where he built a wealth of knowledge in the property and maintenance sector including, construction, energy efficiency, repairs, and health and safety. After achieving an HNC in Quantity Surveying, he went on to complete a BSc in Quantity Surveying with distinction.

When not at work, Stephen enjoys playing football, going to the gym, cycling, running, and playing for a local pool team. Recently he has done more hillwalking and even bagged his first two Munros; Schiehallion and Ben Chonzie! Not only a sports enthusiast, Stephen also enjoys playing the cello and piano during his spare time.


Laura Brodie

Marketing and Communications Officer

With over 13 years of experience in Marketing and Communications, Laura began her career in digital advertising at a property rental and investment firm. Today she has developed brand positioning strategies, managed multi-channel marketing campaigns, and developed social media and website development plans for organisations across the not-for-profit sector.

Edinburgh born and bred, Laura is a lover of the great Scottish outdoors. Pre children, she enjoyed taking on  challenges including, the Three Peaks Challenge and a 24-hour endurance ski race. Nowadays, weekends are generally spent with family trips to the beach or walking her beloved Ridgeback around local reservoirs.