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Since 2007 we’ve been responsible for managing almost 5000 properties on Blackpool Council’s behalf.

Blackpool Coastal Housing (BCH) is a wholly owned company set up by the Council to manage its housing stock and provide related services to its tenant and leasehold customers.

The company is overseen by a board of 9 (three elected members, two tenants and four independents), has its own dedicated staff and is funded by a fee paid from the Council’s Housing Revenue Account.

Elected Members

You can read more about our Elected Members' responsibilities by visiting the Blackpool Council website: 

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Our Chair of the Board and Elected Member
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Elected Member
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Elected Member

Independent Directors

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Tracey is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive across public, private, and third-sector organisations with experience of HR, OD, Information Technology, Customer Service, Governance, Strategy, Policy, Project Management and Communications and Marketing. She has worked in highly regulated environments in both the housing and financial service sector and was most recently awarded an MBE for her services to financial services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tracey is currently at Oxfordshire County Council as programme lead on a large-scale organisational development and change programme.
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Andrei is an experienced housing professional at board, executive and senior leadership level. Andrei has over 25 years' experience within local authorities and housing associations across the North West. He is the Executive Director of Operations at Aspire Housing, and leads on all housing services encompassing repairs and maintenance services.
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Marie is a very experienced NHS leader and Registered Nurse who has served at Board, Executive, Senior Leadership & Clinical levels over the last 36 years. Marie joined the BCH Board in 2016 as a Non Executive Director recognising the significant impact the opportunity to provide high quality housing has on the improvement to the health and well-being of the local population.

Tenant Directors

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Neil is a CASS and Reconciliations Manager who has extensive experience in internal auditing and FCA regulations regarding CASS (Client Assets). His skills also cover the understanding and implementation of the Qualified Intermediary Rules set by the IRS, as well as FATCA and OECD rules regarding Common Reporting Standards.