Decision details

Annual review of housing wholly owned companies

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council as shareholder approved a 5 year plan in 2020 for activities within Seascape Group Limited in order to aid medium term planning. This report provides an annual update to the shareholder, as well as providing an annual update on the Bournemouth Building Maintenance Limited (BBML) wholly owned company


RESOLVED that: -

(a)           the plans to further grow the two Seascape Group subsidiaries be supported;

(b)           the appointment of Hixsons Limited as the external auditor for BBML, Seascape Group Limited (SGL) and MD Care to audit the 2020/21 company accounts be approved; and

(c)           the appointment of Paul Whittles, Finance Manager as temporary Director of Finance for Seascape Group Limited be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Homes


The Seascape Group subsidiaries – SSL and SHP – provide valuable services and will generate additional income to BCP Council as the sole shareholder to help continue delivering Council services to the vulnerable people.

It is a requirement of the Shareholders Agreement for both BBML and SGL that authority is sought from the Council as sole shareholder for the appointment of the external auditor and for the appointment of Directors.

Report author: Lorraine Mealings, Seamus Doran, Kate Ryan

Publication date: 25/06/2021

Date of decision: 23/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/07/2021

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