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A2Dominion is a residential property group with over 38,000 homes across London and southern England, and thousands more in the development pipeline. The Group provides affordable, private and social rented homes, student, NHS and temporary accommodation, as well as supported housing and homes for older people. It also offers high-quality sustainable homes for sale and shared ownership, available through its FABRICA by A2Dominion brand.
Whilst the Group takes a commercial approach to housebuilding, all of its profits are used for a social purpose, with millions of pounds reinvested into delivering more new homes and better services for customers. A2Dominion is part of the G15, a group of the largest housing providers in London.
AECOM believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Across the globe, their clients in the public and private sectors count on them to take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, they partner with clients to build legacies for generations to come.
Aico Ltd, an Ei Company, are a market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, pioneering new technologies and offering high quality Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms. All alarms have been designed, developed and manufactured at the Ei Electronics factory in Shannon, Ireland, ensuring that Aico alarms meet UK standards.
A multidisciplined practice invested in delivering affordable housing we structure our client-side and technical development services to help our clients vision of Utopian Living a reality in post Covid-19 Environment. We help develop inspirational buildings which are buildable, deliverable and through the Home Quality Mark put the wellbeing of residents at the heart of design.
Anthony Collins Solicitors are a leading national social housing law firm. We’ve done this by never forgetting we’re part of a sector making a difference to peoples' lives. Our expertise ranges from major projects such as stock transfers and joint ventures to the nuts and bolts of making housing work.
To enhance any aspect of your organisation, just add a sprinkle of genius. ARK Consultancy offers a comprehensive range of project, interim and research services ranging from asset and housing management through regeneration and new build to social enterprise, SROI, funding and treasury management, performance improvement, governance, HR support and procurement. Producing long-term deliverable strategies to make the most of your existing resources.
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 national law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal and advisory services to over 800 businesses, as well as being a market-leading firm within housing, local and central government and health and social care. Contact our award-winning team to gain commercial, corporate, property, banking and finance legal advice.
We are an award-winning technology company that empowers housing providers to go beyond compliance with a group of safety-focused technology solutions.
We help you transform reactive compliance processes into proactive, data-driven approaches. Our technology enables you to capture essential data from servicing, repairs, and maintenance activities in real-time. The data captured is available via your portal in a standardised, structured, and impartial format. Giving you transparency, accountability, and importantly assurance on both a granular and holistic level.
LHC is a not-for-profit central purchasing body who develop OJEU-compliant frameworks in England, Scotland (on behalf of the Scottish Procurement Alliance) and Wales (on behalf of the Welsh Procurement Alliance). LHC's frameworks are available to all publicly funded contracting authorities to procure works, goods and services to construct, refurbish and maintain social housing, schools and public buildings.
Liberty is a property services business supplying over 200,000 homes in England and Wales. Our services include property repairs and maintenance, renewable energy and zero carbon heating, gas servicing and compliance, mechanical and electrical installation and maintenance, and new build construction.
We work with landlords, local authorities and private sector companies across the country.
We believe that by focusing on the people we serve and thinking ahead for them, we can deliver better outcomes every day. To achieve this, we strive to build open, transparent relationships with clients and customers that help them deliver people-focused, holistic services that improve lives and make sense.
Today Mears is one of the UK’s leading service providers to both the public and private sector with over 12,000 employees, working with clients to help develop, fund and implement their placemaking ambitions.
NHBC is the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes. We set standards for NHBC registered builders and work with them to help them improve construction quality of the homes they build. We have a long track record of collaboration with housebuilders, developers and manufacturers on MMC systems, providing guidance and sharing our extensive experience.
Nationwide Building Society was founded over 130 years ago with a simple aim – to make sure everyone has a good quality home of their own. This principle remains at the core of our business today. All homes, rented or owned, should be built and maintained to the highest standards, while providing a secure home enabling people to put down roots. As a mutual, we want to make sure this happens. That's why we're encouraging communities to support new developments which will change the private rental sector and help people buy their own home.
We are Novus and we are building a legacy where people can live, work, and thrive. Novus are a family owned award-winning property maintenance company and for over 100 years, we have operated with family values at our core. Novus prides itself on doing business responsibly, valuing customers, creating great teams, and building a future together. This is ‘The Novus Way' and it underpins everything we do and act as a business. From humble beginnings, Novus have delivered industry-leading projects and are well known for the high standard of property maintenance, building refurbishment, painting & decorating, and new build services.
Orchard is now part of MRI Software, a global leader in real estate technology, and along with Castleton and Real Asset Management form MRI Social Housing. We combine extensive domain knowledge and innovation in order to offer customers an unrivalled range of solutions.
We provide systems that include: Housing Management, Asset Management, Repairs and Maintenance, Arrears Management, Document Management, Financial Solutions, Self Service solutions for tenants and Managed IT Services.
With over 40 years' experience within the social housing sector our solutions are used by almost 600 customers to manage 4.5 million housing units and oversee 3 million repairs.
Places for people are a placemaking and regeneration company that takes a commercial approach to delivering social outcomes. They are committed, investing in the long-term sustainability of their places.
Seddon provides end to end integrated property services for customers across the North West and Midland regions and is headquartered in Bolton, Greater Manchester. Built on family values, Seddon has a track record spanning more than 120 years with a group turnover in excess of £200 million and over 750 employees.
Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm committed to helping businesses and governments build stronger, more integrated and ultimately more sustainable and economically successful communities. We advise developers, contractors, housing associations, investors and the public sector engaged in the delivery, funding and policy of homes both nationally and internationally.
United Living is one of the UK’s leading providers of refurbished and new build living solutions. We provide planned maintenance and new build services to clients across the country through our United Living North and United Living South divisions.
Wates Residential, part of the Wates Group, is one of the UK's leading housing contractors and developers. The business operates across London and the South, working with public sector clients to build more and better quality homes. This is driven by a shared vision that everyone deserves a great place to live. The developer also looks to leave a positive lasting legacy in the communities where it operates by targeting local procurement, investing in the creation of local training and employment opportunities and supporting local charitable organisations and community groups.
Delivering homes and revitalising communities is at the heart of what we do. Working with local authorities, housing associations and investors, we create lasting partnerships and deliver vibrant, sustainable places to live. As a leading regeneration specialist, we have offices throughout England and a strong national footprint. With over 100 sites currently in production, we are recognised as an innovative and collaborative industry leader focused on creating as many new homes of all tenures as possible. We provide dedicated expertise to focus on delivery and our extensive skills and experience enables us to offer efficient solutions to the most complex challenges.
We are a hybrid business fusing contracting, land-led solutions and mixed tenure housing delivery. Most of all, we have the people who are committed, experienced in the regeneration sector, knowledgeable of the housing delivery models of Registered Providers and local authorities, and who have the ability to identify solutions to realise our partners’ visions.
Wheatley is Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group and the UK’s biggest developer of social rented homes. The Group’s subsidiaries own or manage almost 80,000 homes and provide services to 250,000 people across Scotland. All parts of Wheatley are united by a commitment to excellence and a joint mission to ‘Make Homes and Lives Better’. They continue to win national and international awards and accreditations each year for the work they do.
Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned housing, contracting and interior fit-out group that believes it has a purpose beyond profit. The company was one of only six in 2018 to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise for promoting opportunity through social mobility, and earlier this year was named 4th best place to work in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies list.
Winckworth Sherwood is a full service law firm that has been delivering transformational change across the UK for decades. Our 100-strong full service real estate practice has worked on some of the country’s most high profile and complex development schemes. Our team includes experts in planning, investment, commercial property, construction, residential sales, tax and asset management.
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Johnnie Johnson Housing
"It was a pleasure to speak on a subject I am passionate about. Mental health is something we need to keep talking about. I thought the whole conference was excellent, with lots of thought provoking topics and debate. The range of speakers was outstanding too."
"Housing is a great place to see, hear and experience so many different things happening in the housing world in one go. It helps us to get out of our part of the housing sector and get a feel for the wider points of interest, debates and issues. It is also a great place to network and meet people…"