About Us

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The Board Development Agency (BDA) was established in 2004 by Yvonne Atkinson and Hugh Laird. The organisation was developed to provide services and products for the Affordable Housing, Public and Social Enterprise Sectors. Helping to empower: Boards, tenants, users and staff, improve skills and efficiency, and promote the success of their organisations.

The BDA is a leader in promoting governance excellence in the UK. We have over 350 clients in housing organisations throughout the UK, across all domains - housing associations, ALMOs, TMOs, local authorities and associated partners.

What we offer

We endeavor to work closely with our clients to understand your needs and be responsive to your views. Experience tells us that one size does not fit all and we listen to you to find the solution which works for your organisation. We have a library of best practice solutions but we do not push our own standard solutions on you.

We are national leaders in resident scrutiny and successful tenant led governance. We will develop your tenants to take responsibility for resident scrutiny and help play other governance roles, as seen necessary by the Tenants Services Authority. See Testimonials on our success .

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us - we're always happy to discuss your needs.

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