The purpose of Govanhill Baths Community Benefit Society (GBCBS) is to ensure the building remains in the hands of the community. This is achieved through exclusive charitable objects and a charitable asset lock, preventing members from making a capital gain by selling or closing the business for a profit. Therefore, the Baths will never be able to become privately owned and taken out of community ownership.
GBCBS is a charitable community benefit society registered in 2017 under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act, with the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number: 7621). The Society is a democratic community-owned social enterprise, and is run by a board of directors, elected annually by its members.
Board of Directors
A local resident for over 60 years, Jean is a retired medical receptionist. She is actively involved with local
Community Councils, and runs a knitting club at the Baths.
Director & Secretary
A resident of the Southside, Julian has worked in the third sector for many years and has worked with Govanhill Baths since 2017.
Director & Chair
A campaigner since 2001, and organiser of ‘Open Doors’ events. Frances, a retired art teacher, also runs our pottery classes as part of the Baths Wellbeing Programme.
Director & Treasurer
A Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience, Derek has worked in various Financial Director roles in the private, public and third sectors.
Fatima has been involved in the campaign to save the Baths and as a volunteer for 14 years. She was appointed as manager of GBCT in 2015.
For more information about the Communtiy Benefit Society, please clickhere.