2019 sponsors


Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting Housing 2019.


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.

Anthony Collins

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.


BoKlok, is a home ownership concept from Sweden that provides quality, sustainable homes at a lower price. Jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, BoKlok design and construct modular homes using an industrialised manufacturing process. Our developments have a multi-tenure design platform which is compliant with core UK housing design standards.


BRE is the world’s leading building science centre. Our sustainability, safety and security services, the BRE Academy and our Innovation Centres, are used by our customers to deliver on their social, environmental and economic goals. We are committed to developing knowledge on every aspect of the built environment and we set the standards for the way buildings, homes and communities are made to keep people safe, protect the environment, make buildings affordable and to create places where people want to live, work and play.


Civitas Social Housing PLC is the first real estate investment trust dedicated to investing exclusively into existing portfolios of built social homes in England and Wales. Civitas works in partnership with Housing Associations and Local Authorities to help unlock capital held in existing specialist supported housing and facilitate delivery of new social homes. Launched in 2016, Civitas is now a FTSE 250 company.


Devonshires is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal services to registered providers. Our experience ranges from advising executive boards to dealing with routine legal work assisting in the management and development of our clients’ property estates. We are recognised as leaders in the Housing sector in Legal directories.

ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: energy, services and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities to benefit individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland. ENGIE improves lives through better living and working environments. Working as a strategic partner alongside government departments, local authorities and the wider public sector, we develop sustainable, efficient and vibrant communities.

Fortem is a national contractor employing over 1000 people with a high proportion of our employees being multi-skilled tradespeople with the ability to self-deliver. In conjunction with a carefully selected number of partner suppliers and subcontractors we deliver high quality new build, capital investment, refurbishment, reconfiguration, planned maintenance and reactive maintenance to a large number of valued clients across the housing, blue-light, public buildings, education and care sectors.

Galliford Try
Galliford Try Partnerships is a regeneration specialist, working with Registered Providers and Local Authorities to increase housing supply and build sustainable communities. Partnerships collaborates with a range of stakeholders to assemble, construct and invest in award-winning developments across all tenures. The business delivered 2,600 homes in the past financial year.

GL Hearn
GL Hearn, acquired by Capita in July 2015, is one of the UK’s leading property consultancies providing trusted commercial property advice to the public sector, developers, investors and occupiers. Our goal is a simple one – to understand our clients’ business, bring our expertise and enthusiasm to bear and work with them to create, develop, protect and enhance their business interests.


H+H MMC using Celcon Elements provides, for the first time, a masonry off-site solution demonstrating speed and quality. In two years, over 800 homes have been built using Elements, creating a watertight house shell in a week. Taking bricklaying off the critical path, first fix trades can begin, reducing build times by six weeks. Introducing Celcon Elements has resulted in this hybrid system being used by several large housebuilders, combining the quality, speed and safety of off-site with the performance of aircrete.


Ilke Homes is a ground-breaking modular housing company, widely recognised in the UK housing industry as leading the way in modern methods of construction. Through our modern approach to housebuilding we are changing the way homes delivered across the country. By working with registered providers of housing and developers we are disrupting the perceptions of factory-built homes and acting as an additive solution to traditional build methods so that we can build more high-quality new homes faster for those who need them the most.

Laing O’Rourke

Through its operations around the world, across building and infrastructure sectors, Laing O’Rourke’s 2025 mission will see the business secure its position as the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry. Over the past 10 years the Laing O’Rourke Group has delivered over 21,000 residential and student dwellings in a variety of locations and across a spectrum of tenures.


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.


Homes are close to our heart and central to our purpose, we believe everyone should have a place fit to call home. Nationwide represents the interests of over 15 million people in the UK which means we can take a lead on issues that matter and make a difference to local communities.


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.


With 60 years of experience, which includes developing the first domestic air conditioner in 1958 and selling to more than 120 countries around the world, Panasonic is one of the leaders in the heating and cooling sector. With a diverse network of production and R&D facilities, Panasonic delivers innovative products incorporating cutting edge technologies that set the standard worldwide.

Sage Housing

Sage is a Registered Provider operating across England. Sage provides a new approach to affordable housing that enhances traditional models while putting residents at the centre of our business. Sage brings together senior executives from Registered Providers, the public sector and institutional residential management who have successfully provided homes for over 100,000 families across the public and private sectors in previous ventures together.

Savills provides consultancy services to housing associations, local authorities, universities and residential investors. Combining development consultants, valuers, building surveyors, treasury specialists and management consultants we provide an integrated service. Our clients benefit from value for money, viability, de-risking and delivery while ensuring our advice is of the highest quality.


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.


As a leading social housing provider Stonewater’s mission is to deliver good quality affordable homes to people who need them most. We manage 32,000 homes across England and provide specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes, young people’s foyers and women’s refuges. Our ambitious house-building programme aims to deliver 1,000 new homes per year from 2019, driven by our vision of everyone having the opportunity to have a place they can call home.

Trowers & Hamlins

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

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.

Wheatley Group

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

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

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.