About us

Created over 50 years ago, Stoke on Trent Housing Society is a local charitable based Housing Association with 599 homes located across the City. Widely known as the Society, we offer affordable housing that is well maintained and managed with an emphasis on social values, providing value for money for customers and improving services. We build new homes in the City to help meet housing need and we invest in improvements to existing residents homes.

Services and governance

The Society has its own Housing and Estate teams based at its Trevor Jones Office in Hanley and they offer advice and assistance to residents and customers. We also, wherever possible, use local businesses to supply goods and services.

The Society is led and controlled by an appointed Board. Their role is to ensure that the Society remains compliant with regulatory requirements and the law, to approve policies, plans and budgets. The Board monitor customer satisfaction with services and how well the team are managing the housing stock.

Our Board

The Board of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society meets 4 times per year and is currently made up of 10 Members responsible for planning the future direction and governance of the Society. All of the Members are volunteers, who give their time for no remuneration and are committed to the approved ‘vision and values’ approved by the Board.

Given their differing backgrounds in interests, careers and experience, the Board members offer a variety of expertise. In order to ensure that debate is challenging and the competing pressures on the Society are balanced. It is the deliberate intention to have a range of backgrounds on the Board and a regular audit of skills is undertaken to ensure that an appropriate balance is maintained.

The Chair is Glynn Morrey, a retired building surveyor with experience of running his own contracting company. 

Vice Chair is Ian Cheetham, who has spent all of his working life in Stoke on Trent dealing with various types of property, principally commercial and development. 

Gaynor Shuker has considerable experience in new social housing development and management. She has worked for a number of housing associations in the Midlands and North West and is currently development manager for a large national housing association.

Phil Brundrett has 30 years of social housing experience, with key experience in housing development & regeneration in Stoke on Trent.

Michelle Davis has worked in housing management services since 1997. She currently manages a large team providing customer facing housing management services across the North West. 

Simon Thompson is an experienced housing professional with a background in both the public and private sector. His current role is Director of Development for a west midlands based Housing Association.

Faz Rasool has worked in the private sector for over 20 years and has lots of experience in operations and business planning and delivery. He currently works for BT in a senior role.

Phillip Dawson, now retired, has over 40 years experience in social housing, public management and energy industries. H

Wendy Beckett, a solicitor specialising in housing law.

Zainul Pirmohamed, an experienced local government officer with a background in housing and private sector management and control.

Whilst not a member of the Board the Company Secretary is Howard Cartwright. After a long career working for a local housing association in development, maintenance and housing management, Howard is a self employed housing consultant, but for the Society is responsible in his Company Secretary role for statutory returns, procurement, Board governance and liaison with our active partner the Honeycomb Group.