One of the UK’s leading providers of social housing, the Riverside Group broke through the £300m turnover barrier last year with assets now totalling £1.8bn. Based at its main base in Speke, Woodcock manages the five-strong corporate comms team and oversees all the PR functions for the company. Current issues involving the team are welfare reform, anti-social behaviour and transparency.

Once the first woman waterway manager employed by British Waterways, Woodcock spent eight years at Chester Council as comms manager before joining Riverside in 2009.