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The Queen of Digital

Brian Church

July/August 2014

Caroline King, communications guru at Helena Partnerships, talks to notorious technophobe Brian Church via Twitter, emails, telephone and post.

Strider on the storm

Brian Church

June 2014

It’s two big feet forward for Steve Stride, the new Chartered Institute of Housing president who will fight to make 2015 an election year to remember. Unashamedly proud of the social housing sector and oozing self-confidence, the Poplar HARCA chief executive wants an end to cynicism and negativity. Interview by a scantily dressed Brian Church.

Housing's social media Power Players revealed

Paul Taylor

June 2014

Following this year’s 24housing Power Players list, housing’s Twitter fraternity have spent the last six weeks voting for their top social media influencers working in and around the sector. The man behind the list – Paul Taylor, Bromford’s innovation coach – does the honours.

Do it yourself

Jules Birch

April 2014

More and more housing associations are reaping the benefits of setting up their own repairs and maintenance companies. And, as Jules Birch discovers, it can help with customer satisfaction too.

Oh Carol

Brian Church

April 2014

Riverside chief executive Carol Matthews is considered one of housing’s most inspirational leaders - making her voice heard loud and clear on a range of issues. The only one who has a problem with her Glasgow accent, it appears, is Desmond ’Stop calling me Brian’ Church.

Every spare bedroom tells a story

Jules Birch

March 2014

Almost a year after its introduction, the bedroom tax has not lost its ability to spring surprises. Jules Birch reports.

Hand of Brendan

Brian Church

February 2014

Family Mosaic chief executive Brendan Sarsfield is taking residents on a journey where tenure and responsibility sit firmly side by side. And there’s no hiding at the back. The result is not always a comfortable ride. Interview by Brian ‘I don’t do deadlines’ Church.

Back from the dead

Max Salsbury

March 2014

Dismissed by the coalition government as a risible New Labour folly, the eco-town has been largely forgotten in recent years as attention turns to a possible new wave of garden cities. But something is stirring in rural Oxfordshire…

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