We deliver with pride, professionalism and reliably in everything that we do
We are collaborative trusted professionals
We are passionate about making a positive difference to our community
Proud to be part of Stoke-on-Trent
We are dedicated to making a positive impact in our community
Unitas, the city council’s repair and maintenance company, carries out repairs and maintenance for more than 17,500 homes and approximately 600 public buildings across the city. We maintain and improve our stock through planned investment and efficient maintenance.
Unitas has a strong workforce of more than 450 employees delivering several services across all business areas, striving to provide our customers with the highest standards of service. We work with our tenants and partners to create a positive local impact and to bring improvements and opportunities for our communities.
To create a positive local impact and provide opportunities within the communities that we operate.
Our community is important to us
We are dedicated to offering continuous support through:
Our aim is to complete repairs in a timely manner
Estate improvements, special projects and fire safety
We value all feedback from our customers
We have six strategic priorities which are:
1. Understanding our asset base
2. Working with our customers
3. Enhancing the asset value through investment
4. Ensuring cost effective and efficient service delivery
5. Compliance with statutory obligations
6. Adding local social value
Meet our board
Simon is an accomplished Senior Executive Director with 30 years of international experience, primarily in the downstream oil and chemical sectors. Simon has a doctorate in Applied Chemistry and Mechanical and Production Engineering from De Montfort University, Leicester, and has also studied at Kellogg Business School in the USA.
With executive board experience in the UK, Ireland and Germany Simon has led the strategic and operational development of business from €40 million to $1.5 billion, leading diverse international teams of up to 400 people. During his career Simon has been responsible for the development of commercial, technical and marketing partnerships between some of the world’s biggest brands including Castrol, BP, BMW, Ford Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo, Aston Martin and Triumph Motorcycles.
Simon was born in Birmingham and has lived in several UK and international locations through his career before moving to Stoke-on-Trent in 2014.
Carl is the Director of Housing and Customer Services at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, with responsibility for all housing functions including the management of over 18000 homes, ASB, community support and customer services such as IT, libraries, museums, culture, local centres and the council contact centre. A key role he is leading is housing growth across the city through a unique housing offer of various forms of development and regeneration with support from Homes England, MHCLG, developers and financial institutions.
Carl has led the formation of Unitas as well as the council’s development company, Fortior homes.
The council has also been awarded Housing Zone Status by the government and became the first council to be assessed by the Housing and Finance Institute (HFI) as Housing Business Ready.
Carl in a non-executive Director of First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO), sits on the LGA Housing Officer Finance Group, the MHCLG Housing Technical Group, HFI Housing Accelerators’ Forum and was also an expert advisor for the Government’s Elphicke /House Report. Carl was recently listed in Inside Housing in the Who’s Who in local authority housing development for a second year in succession.
Carl is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
The early years of Nic’s career were founded in the construction industry, gaining a HND in construction and MCIOB in his early 20’s. Experience gained centred on social housing and private sector new build.
In 1980 Nic joined Manchester City Council managing the maintenance and programme works for 15000 properties. His local government experienced grew with roles at Wigan Council and Stockport Council.
In 2006 Nic became the Managing Director to the newly launched Solutions SK Ltd., a Stockport Council trading company delivering services including highways, street lighting, property maintenance, grounds maintenance, catering, cleaning, security and in 2007 waste and recycling services.
Taking retirement in 2013 Nic formed his own company supplying support and consultancy to local government working with APSE, Wakefield Council, Southend Council, Cheshire East Council – ANSA Ltd., Orbitas Ltd and TSS Ltd and Peterborough City Council. He also offer mentoring and coaching to senior managers and Boards. Nic is a Trustee for Stepping Stones Project, Rochdale, a charity supporting young people exiting the care service at 16.
Nic is delighted to have been appointed to the Unitas Stoke-on-Trent Ltd Board and look forward to helping the Board and Company thrive in the future.
Meet the Senior Leadership Team
Director of Unitas
Head of Planned, Mechanical & Electrical
Head of Repairs & Maintenance
Head of Finance
Head of Governance, Policy & Performance
Interim Head of Asset Management & Investment