The RTM Management Companies


Midland Cities Development Ltd (MCD) developed the two phases of KEW using as main contractors Carillion for Phase 1 and Norwest Holst for Phase 2. They set up a two Management Companies to control the running of the development once completed. The informal understanding was that these Management Companies would be handed over to the Leaseholders when all apartments had been sold. By 2010 this had not happened although all apartments had long since been sold.

The original Residents’ Association had battled for many years to get things changed for improved operation of the sites. However, the only effective way of obtaining this objective was to force the handover of the companies using the Right to Manage (RTM) legislation as provided by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

So, two limited companies were formed in 2010 by the Residents’ Association, supported by 65% of Leaseholders, to allow them to have a more direct say in how the site is run.  Control of the development was achieved through the above legal process in March 2010. These companies are referred to as the RTM Management Companies and the supporting Leaseholders were made members of these.

At inception the members of the two boards of directors were:

Phase 1 – Alan Stedall and Giles Berrisford

Phase 2 – Adam Fisher, Mike Langton and Sue Turner.

Current Operation

The current Directors are listed below:

Kevin Goodchild – Chairman

Andy Smith – Vice Chairman

Phase 1:

Kevin Goodchild
Fran Elder
Giles Berrisford
Karen Caine

Nigel O’Connell

Phase 2:

Andy Smith
David Hughes
Jaz Singh
Jerry Houseago
Mark Wood
Michael Langton
Neera Soni

Joint board meetings are held bi-monthly. They are also attended normally by the following Mainstay personnel:

Neal O’Grady – Business Unit Director

Jonathan Bloor – Associate Director

Rebecca Whitehead – Property Services Manager

Andrew Parry – Project Manager for site repairs

Shakela Farid – Development Manager