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Neil Merrick

July/August 2014

Given the growing popularity of private renting – and government incentives to build more PRS homes – the logical step is for housing associations to make the market their own. Neil Merrick reports.

Behind the mask

Neil Merrick

September 2014

What skills are required to lead a modern housing association? Following a flurry of recent changes at the top, Neil Merrick investigates what makes the perfect housing CEO.

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.

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