Eastlands Homes celebrates 10-year anniversary
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing
Eastlands Homes, which provides 8,000 homes in east and south east Manchester, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
Formed in September 2003 to take over 2,800 homes in Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw, the organisation trebled in size in 2009 by acquiring homes in Ardwick, Gorton, Levenshulme, Longsight and Rusholme.
A reception for customers, partners and key stakeholders was held at the Beswick Academy to mark the occasion.
Chief executive Sheila Doran (photo) said: “Our priority over the 10 years has been to deliver a range of improvements to bring homes up to modern day standards whilst focussing on improving services. We couldn’t have done this without the support of our customers and the hard work of our terrific staff.
"The reception was our way of saying thank you to the people who have played a key part in making Eastlands Homes a success. We look forward to the next 10 years working closely with our customers and partners for the benefit of our communities.”
The 10th birthday also saw the retirement of the chair of Eastlands Homes, Linda Wagner, who has been on the board for 10 years and chair for 4 years. Vice chair Bernard Priest will take over as chair at the end of the month.
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