About Island Cottages Limited
Island Cottages History
From its formation in 1938 the aims of Island Cottages Ltd have not changed very much but because of changes in technology and mobility of workers Island Cottages has needed to adapt accordingly but we still are a niche provider, with a strong customer focus, having its own lettings policy in line with the original aims of the founding members, i.e. to provide affordable homes for those in need and for lower paid workers living in rural areas.
It is interesting to note that the Isle of Wight still has the same problems as it did in 1938 which is why we were formed.
To view the original article of formation in the Isle of Wight County Press please click here.
Island Cottages People
Island Cottages is governed by a voluntary Board of Management. The role of the Board is to agree the strategic direction of the business and to ensure that the aims and objectives of the business are met. Island Cottages Ltd aspires to excellence in governance and operates to the guidelines set out in the National Housing Federation code of good governance.
The Board typically meets 6 times a year including an Annual General Meeting; A.G.M. These meetings are formal Board meetings where the Board will receive detailed information of Island Cottages operations covering financial performance, service delivery and regulatory compliance.
Board members contribute a wide range of skills and experience to the work of the Association.
Bryan Atkinson – Chairman
Bryan has been a member of the Board since May 2018
Mark has been a member of the Board since May 2014
Andrew has been a member of the Board since May 2016
Helen has been a member of the Board since August 2019
Karen Meyrick – Tenant Board Member
Karen has been a member of the Board since October 2019
To support the Board in operations, Island Cottages has a part-time staff comprising:
Bill Gordon – Housing/Office Manager
Bill commenced in January 2019
Annalie Cole – Finance Manager
Annalie commenced in September 2018
Caroline Caws – Administrator & Committee Secretary
Caroline commenced in February 2019