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SsBA Staff and Committee
Acting Director & Property Manager Edith Okoth-Awuor
Finance & Admin Chanu Miah
Property Maintenance Harry Ewer
Property Maintenance Kamal Khan
Chair Aziz Choudhury
Company Secretary Pervez Qureshi
Tenant Member Gulam Kibria
Member Kolqur Rahman
Member Bruce Wood
Staff Member Chanu Miah
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The SSBA is a local voluntary sector organisation and an innovative BME Social Enterprise, created in 1979 by Solon Cooperative Housing and the then mainly Bangladeshi community to improve housing and working conditions in a group of mixed residential/ commercial use properties in the Brick Lane area that were some of the worst slums in the country.
Born out of a desire to set up a housing co-operative and create "something like a housing co-operative" for the commercial tenants, at a time when "social enterprise" was not even a concept, the pioneering work of the SSBA has not only helped to transform the Brick Lane area but has also inspired and influenced much of what is now considered to be mainstream activity.
This year SSBA celebrates 36 years of achievement. It has, in that period, successfully secured and improved a portfolio of property with now over 80,000 sq ft of commercial, retail, industrial and community use space.