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Chief Executive's blog

A blog written by our Chief Executive, David Montague. Each month David reflects on events at L&Q and in the housing sector,  and offers his opinions on current and future events.

About David Montague

David MontagueDavid Montague has been chief executive of L&Q since February 2008. He has been with L&Q since 1989 and served as Group Director of Finance before his current appointment.

David is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and writes and lectures on social housing and business planning issues.

  • Mar 27

    The drawer with everything

    Fifteen years ago the Montague family bought a new kitchen. Out went the tired old oak monster installed by the family that lived here before us and in went a bright new shiny and modern Italian job, the best that B&Q had to offer.

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  • Mar 20

    Please look after our Garys

    I recently attended a breakfast presentation on attitudes to housing. Nationally the only things that people seem to care about, according to the polls, are immigration and the health service. Housing features at number ten on the list of things which affect the way people vote but it pales into insignificance compared with the big two.

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  • Mar 12

    A glorious day

    At lunchtime today I popped out for a sandwich. On my way to the shops I met Beverley from reception. "What a glorious day" she said. And I had to agree. The sun was shining with barely a cloud in the sky. But outside the train station sat a man begging for food and a place to stay. It wasn't a glorious day for him.

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  • Jan 21

    Chained to the same radiator

    Just before Christmas I was waiting for a train at London Bridge station when an elderly woman came running onto the platform to board a train which was preparing to leave. She tripped and fell with an almighty crash. A couple of us tried to help her up but she screamed in pain. So I went to get some help.

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  • Nov 26

    Some traditions are best forgotten

    This Sunday, as I always do, I went to visit my parents who still live in the home where I grew up. In the middle of a big council estate in Greenwich sits a mock Tudor three bedroom house surrounded by identical houses as far as the eye can see. But my childhood home stands out because it has the prettiest garden thanks to the efforts of my 79 year old Dad.

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