About Beech

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Overview

Beech Housing Association was formed in 1983.  It is a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society and a housing association.  It is a member of the Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd.

Our history

Formed in 1983 as a subsidiary of Family Housing Association (Manchester) Ltd to specialise in the development and sale of shared ownership housing.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the Association’s activities concentrated in Manchester and Trafford.

In 2002, the Association accepted a transfer of engagements from Palatine Home Ownership Ltd which expanded its area of operation into Lancashire.

In 2006, the Association accepted a transfer of engagements from Quest Housing Association Ltd.  For the first time this added rented properties into the Association’s portfolio.

In 2009, the Association entered into a management agreement with Chorley Community Housing Ltd.  This agreement placed the management of the ex-Quest properties with CCH.

In 2018 the Adactus Group merged with the New Charter Group and created the Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd.

Governance

Jigsaw Group uses overlapped Boards to simplify its governance arrangements and to make the best use of the shared skill-set of our board members and directors.  Board meetings for organisations within the Group are held contemporaneously using overlapped meetings.  We subscribe to the 2015 edition of the National Housing Federation’s Code of Governance.

Beech Housing Association is governed by our Housing North Board.

Housing North Board members

  • Roli Barker (Chair)
  • Shoab Akhtar
  • Roy Lees
  • Andrew Leah
  • Janet Mutch
  • Paul Lees
  • Claire Beaumont
  • Lynne Garsden
  • Hilary Roberts

Our executive team

The day-to-day running of the Association is the job of the Group’s senior team of directors led by the group chief executive, Hilary Roberts.

  • Hilary Roberts, Group Chief Executive
  • Brian Moran, Deputy Chief Executive and Company Secretary
  • Paul Chisnell, Executive Director Finance
  • Katie Marshall, Group Director of Development and People
  • Andy Marshall, Group Director of Asset Management
Regulation

As a housing association, Beech HA is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing, which took on this function from the Homes and Communities Agency in January 2018.

Our work

Beech HA draws on central services provided by the Jigsaw Homes Group.  These services include:

  • The Connect contact centre
  • Tenancy management
  • Income collection
  • Lettings
  • Development
  • Finance
  • IT

We retains a focus on neighbourhood investment and resident consultation.

Company registrations

Registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, no 24230R.

Registered with the Regulator of Social Housing, no SL3463

Registered Office

Beech Housing Association Ltd

Turner House

56 King Street

Leigh

WN74LJ

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