Five Minute Focus On: Ben Beadle, TDS Northern Ireland
Tell us about TDS Northern Ireland
We are a not-for-profit organisation approved by the Northern Ireland Executive to safeguard tenant’s deposit money. At the end of a tenancy, we ensure the tenant gets back what they are entitled to – and if they don’t we run a free and impartial dispute resolution service that decides who gets what, as an alternative to using the courts.
What’s your role in TDS Northern Ireland
Tell us something about TDS Northern Ireland we might not know
We protect 80% of tenancy deposits in all of NI; so if you’ve paid a deposit since 1 April 2013, chances are it’s with us!
What’s next for TDS Northern Ireland?
We’d like to make our coverage 100% – watch this space!
What’s your favourite thing about working in Belfast?
Belfast is a great place and I really enjoy working here. A lot of my work is conducted at my favourite haunt Bert’s Jazz Bar over a half a pint of Guinness!
What do you like about being a Glandore Member?
The Glandore set up really suits us and the people are fab
Friday nights in or Friday nights out?
Friday nights in watching Have I Got News for You or The Fall on iplayer! I once got an upgrade to the suite at The Hilton, two days after Gillian Anderson filmed a raunchy scene in the very same room. Fair to say my stay was a far quieter affair.
TDS Northern Ireland is Northern Ireland’s leading and only not for profit tenancy deposit protection scheme. Visit tdsnorthernireland.com for more information. You can also check TDS Northern Ireland out on social; Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn