Berwickshire Housing Association

BHA appoints new property director and six new members to Board of Trustees

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has appointed Angela Taylor as its new property director as well as a raft of new members to its Board of Trustees.

Published 13 July 2018

Q&A with Helen Forsyth, chief executive at Berwickshire Housing Association

From drama school in Exeter to teaching in Borneo, Helen Forsyth’s route to becoming chief executive at Berwickshire Housing Association is a road less travelled.

Published 8 March 2018

Berwickshire Housing Association gets work underway at Chirnside

Berwickshire Housing Association’s vision of creating thriving rural communities continued apace as work started on a new affordable housing development in Chirnside.

Published 1 March 2018

More getting on board with sector scorecard

Interest is growing across Scotland in the new sector scorecard pilot, with several new housing associations indicating that they will submit data in 2018.

Published 21 February 2018

Housing association CEO given position on South of Scotland Economic Partnership

Berwickshire Housing Association chief executive, Helen Forsyth, is to represent the third sector in a new partnership that aims to devise a fresh approach to economic development in the south of Scotland.

Published 19 January 2018

First tenants move in to new Berwickshire Housing Association homes in Duns

The first tenants have been handed the keys to their brand new homes at Station Drive in Duns, which have been built by Hart Builders for Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA).

Published 7 November 2017

Business excellence recognition for Berwickshire Housing Association CEO

Berwickshire Housing Association’s chief executive Helen Forsyth has been announced among the nominees to be named Business Leader of the Year 2017 by Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce.

Published 20 October 2017

Double celebration as BHA community wind farm is named as a finalist in two top awards

The innovative new community wind farm developed by Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) and its partners Community Energy Scotland (CES) has been named as a finalist in two prestigious industry awards.

Published 5 October 2017

Berwickshire Housing Association elects new Board convener

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has elected Lorraine Tait as its new board convener following former chair Andrew Watson’s appointment to the board of the Scottish Housing Regulator in July.

Published 3 October 2017

Berwickshire Housing Association’s community wind farm highly commended at renewable energy awards

The first wind farm in the UK to have been developed by a housing association as a means of funding new homes for social rental has been highly commended at the British Renewable Energy Awards.

Published 19 June 2017

Haymarket Group signs up to housing association scorecard pilot

Eighteen housing associations in Scotland - including the Haymarket Group of associations - have agreed to take part in a sector scorecard pilot to benchmark a range of business health and efficiency measures.

Published 3 April 2017

New community wind farm will be first in UK to fund new homes for social rent

A new wind farm in the Scottish Borders which will create enough revenue for Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) to build 500 new homes over the next 25 years was officially launched yesterday.

Published 29 March 2017

Regulator publishes inquiry report into complaints handling

A national inquiry report into how social landlords handle complaints has found that while most landlords have accessible complaints policies and handle complaints well, some could do more to promote their complaints policy, and make better use of feedback.

Published 1 March 2017

Berwickshire Housing Association hosts woods naming ceremony

BHA Enterprise, part of Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA), held a special Naming Ceremony to officially name the woods which are located at Woodlands, near Oldhamstocks.

Published 11 November 2016

Haymarket Group plans to add value to customers and the Charter

A group of housing associations are considering sharing greater information regarding their performance and value for money within their Annual Return on the Charter (ARC) reports to tenants each year.

Published 8 November 2016