FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2016

BT CONVENTION CENTRE, KINGS DOCK, LIVERPOOL

Homes for All: Ownership Vs Rent

Firmly established as one of the leading housing events in the region, the North West Housing Conference is returning to Liverpool on Friday 4 November 2016. A must attend event for housing professionals, this one day conference will review the latest developments in policy and strategy within the sector, with current and emerging housing issues being explored through our programme of keynote presentations and practical workshops.

The conference is a not-for-profit event with a local charity benefiting from the proceeds of the conference each year.

Our Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities:

With over 200 senior delegates exclusively from the North West social housing sector, you won’t find a better opportunity to get your brand noticed by all the right people and raise your organisation’s profile within the sector. Our sponsorship and exhibition packages can reinforce your company’s brand positioning and values, communicate your leading role in the sector and provide a great opportunity to showcase your products or services to this very targeted audience.

To receive a copy of the exhibitor package please email Cara.Bartlett@mitchellcharlesworth.co.uk.

The Exhibitors Manual including all forms to be completed and returned will be distributed once your exhibition stand has been booked.

Derek Long, Director – arc4 

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Derek is a Director at arc4, the housing and data consultancy that works with public and private developers and investors to analyse markets, develop products and implement solutions. He has 30 years’ experience in housing, as investor, regulator, policy maker, consultant and non-executive, working in Whitehall, Westminster, the European Institute for Urban Affairs, the Housing Corporation and as the northern head of the National Housing Federation.

An Oxford-trained economist, Derek is principally in demand advising providers and investors on the price and socio-economic characteristics of local housing markets as well as providing guidance on macro-economic and political trends for strategy-making. Using insights covering the OECD, USA, Korea and Dubai and senior experience in the NHS, Social Services, Probation and Education, Derek has recently completed analyses of over 30 housing markets as well as developing niche housing products, for example for former service personnel and equity release for older people.

An experienced housing commentator, Derek’s media career includes interviews on flagship BBC programmes, such as the Six O’ Clock News, Breakfast and Radio 5’s Wake up to Money as well as writing articles for The Guardian, Inside Housing and Housing 24. This Summer’s media appearances include an expert comment piece on the Summer Budget for Inside Housing and an appearance on Seoul’s premier English language Primetime radio discussion programme.


Gill Payne, Director of Policy and External Affairs – National Housing Federation

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Gill has worked in both the public and the private sector with her early career spent mainly in the financial services industry.  More recently Gill has worked for the Countryside Agency and the Commission for Rural Communities. Gill’s team leads the Federation’s work on behalf of housing associations and the people they serve, in the areas of campaigns, policy, research and communications at national, regional and local levels.


Paul Smee, Director General – Council for Mortgage Lenders

Paul Smee became Director General of the Council for Mortgage Lenders in 2011. Since then, he has been much engaged in regulatory matters and the Mortgage Market review; the application of macro-prudential tools to the housing market; and in a variety of Government backed schemes to the housing market.

Paul was the founding Director General of the Association of IFAs, the representative body for the community of independent financial advisors which was formed in 1999. He also was instrumental in the formation of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries in 2003.

During his earlier career, Paul worked at the Department of Trade and Industry, the Stock Exchange, the Association of British Insurers and the Independent Television Commission.

 


Julie Fadden, Chief Executive – South Liverpool Homes

Julie Fadden joined the SLH Group as Chief Executive in March 2005. She has extensive experience in Local Government and Housing working for Liverpool City Council (1979), Knowsley MBC (1991), Blackburn with Darwen BC (1996) and Harvest Housing Group (1997).

Julie is Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), having been actively involved in the CIH for much of her career, both at branch and CIH council level. She is currently Membership Officer of the North West Branch as well as a nationally elected member of CIH Council. Julie is a Fellow of the CIH, has a Diploma in Public Administration and a Masters Degree in Management.

In 2007, Julie won the NHF ‘Leader of Tomorrow Award’ and ‘Overall Award’ at the NHF Neighbourhood Awards in recognition of her work at SLH Group.

 


Chris Hancock, Head of Housing – Crises UK

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Chris is the Head of Housing for Crisis where he oversees Crisis’ housing services, across their 11 centres across the UK, and Crisis’ private renting programme supporting any UK organisation using the PRS as a housing option for homeless people. Previously to this he worked for the National Practitioner Support Services where he was working with authorities in London, South East and the East of England on improving their frontline homeless services through the Gold Standard Programme. Previously to this he managed Housing Needs and Options Services for Exeter City Council and in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The North West Housing Conference takes place at the BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront on Friday 4 November 2016.

With over 200 senior delegates in attendance exclusively from the North West social housing sector, the conference provides a great opportunity to showcase your products or services, increase brand awareness, generate sales leads or simply network with this very targeted audience.

The conference is a not-for-profit event with a local charity benefiting from the proceeds of the conference each year.

Exhibition Space Available at the Conference:

  • 2mx3m space (space only)
  • Lunch and refreshments for up to two exhibition staff
  • One complimentary conference delegate place
  • Biography and contact details listed in the exhibition guide
  • One insert in the delegates’ bag Printed delegate list
  • Vote of thanks by conference chair at the opening and closing sessions
  • Opportunity to enter a gift into the prize draw for delegates
  • Space includes access to one plug socket
  • Exhibitors have access to free Wi-Fi throughout the day
  • A table and 2 chairs can be hired from ACC Liverpool at a cost of £40 + VAT per stand

£495 + VAT

The Exhibitors Manual including all forms to be completed and returned will be distributed once your exhibition stand has been booked.

For more information or to book an exhibition space please contact Cara Bartlett at Mitchell Charlesworth on 0151 255 2300 or cara.bartlett@mitchellcharlesworth.co.uk or alternatively email amanda.morris@mitchellcharlesworth.co.uk.


 Our Exhibitors

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Active Housing
https://www.activehousing.co.uk/

Featuring an intuitive tenant self-service and call centre reporting experience that works perfectly across desktop, laptop, tablet & smartphone devices along with repair job management tools, easily editable SOR codes, business rules, call centre operative prompts and more, Active Housing Online Repair Diagnostics really is the ideal all in one repair management solution.

Plus, with secure, scalable cloud hosting, custom branding and choice of either a standalone system or custom integration with your website, portal, Housing Management System and scheduling tool, it fits perfectly alongside your existing services.

Active housing is brought to you by Hallnet, a leading UK custom development agency. Why not take the opportunity to enquire about the knowledge we’ve gained across a number of sectors and how we have applied our expertise to deliver great user experiences through custom responsive websites, tenant portals, bespoke software and more.

 


Brabners LLP

Brabners LLP
http://www.brabners.com

Brabners is a leading North West law firm specialising in corporate and commercial services for large and mid-sized corporate companies, SMEs, entrepreneurs, public sector organisations and charities across the UK.

They have nationally recognised experts in each of their key practice areas of corporate, commercial, property, employment, environment, health & safety, litigation, sports, social housing and charity. In addition, their business succession team offers a bespoke service to business owners and entrepreneurs.

As well as commercial law, Brabners are one of the few major practices still looking after the personal needs of the individual with large private client practice advising on drafting wills, estate planning, family law, complicated tax planning and trust work.

Service is key to the delivery of their offering and as such they aim to recruit and retain highly motivated and skilled professionals and support staff, who are committed to delivering effective, client-focused legal services.

Brabners pro-active approach is constructive, committed and down to earth and we work closely with all of our clients to provide commercially realistic solutions to their legal problems.


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Building Careers UK
http://www.buildingcareersuk.com/

Specialist recruiter Building Careers UK has been working in partnership with leading social housing contractors and housing associations in the North West for the last ten years, recruiting high calibre site and office based professionals. Our decades of experience, depth of knowledge and guaranteed levels of quality ensure that we always deliver a first class service to our clients. We endeavour to add values to our customers by providing bespoke solutions and supporting our local communities.

 



Forviva

ForViva
http://www.forviva.co.uk

ForViva is a forward-thinking social organisation whose members own and manage 18,000 homes across the North West.

ForViva works collaboratively with like-minded partners to deliver excellent and innovative services for communities. Bringing together group members City West Housing Trust, Villages Housing Association and construction company ForWorks, ForViva builds much needed affordable homes, empowers people to gain training and secure employment, provides access to health and well being support and creates sustainable and safe communities.



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Fusion21 
http://www.fusion21.co.uk

Fusion21 is a national social enterprise, providing a range of procurement and community regeneration services to more than 200 public sector organisations.

Accessing Fusion21’s frameworks enables members to benefit from significant efficiencies in the procurement process, in addition to cashable savings.

Members are also supported to create social outcomes tailored to their own procurement projects – supporting sustainable growth for businesses, communities and people.

Fusion21 has delivered more than £147m savings through the procurement process, created more than 2,800 jobs, and generated more than £56m of community impact.



Local Solutions
www.localsolutions.org.uk

Local Solutions is a charity delivering services to people primarily across the North West of England and North Wales. Established in 1974, they have a proven track record of improving the quality of life for vulnerable and excluded people.

This is achieved through the following programmes:

  • Anti-bullying support service
  • Domestic Abuse support service
  • Carers support
  • Mental health support
  • Training programmes
  • Home insulation
  • Homelessness Provision
  • Fuel Debt Advice Service
  • Homecare
  • Money Advice Service
  • Supporting young homeless people
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Conference facilities
  • Care Training
  • Shopmobility service
  • Welfare Rights service
  • Watersports Centre

 

Since 1997 they have held ‘Investors in People’ accreditation, and have demonstrated their commitment to maintaining this standard by providing training to both staff and volunteers in all of their projects



Mitchell Charlesworth

Mitchell Charlesworth
http://www.mitchellcharlesworth.co.uk/

The housing sector has recently experienced the most sweeping reforms for generations. Whilst Housing Associations are having to continually evolve, the changes have also presented major opportunities for forward-thinking Registered Providers, as the government launches into a long term building programme for affordable homes.

Mitchell Charlesworth’s service provision to Registered Providers is an informed and responsive service with extensive experience of local, regional and national issues. Our dedicated team of professionals, headed by Managing Partner Paul Wainwright, is committed to continuous development, adopting a pro-active approach to the ever evolving housing and regeneration landscape.  We routinely invest core time to master current housing legislation and practice, taxation, business methods and emerging technologies, thus ensuring that we meet, and often exceed, our client’s expectations.

Supporting:

  • Housing Associations
  • Housing Co-operatives
  • Procurement Specialists
  • Housing industry suppliers

 

Specialist Services include:

  • Audit & Accounts
  • Tax & VAT Advice
  • Business Insurance
  • Payroll
  • Pensions & Investments
  • Corporate Finance

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Moving Soon
http://movingsoon.co.uk/

The one-stop digital solution to reduce UK voids

Property website, Moving Soon, has been set up exclusively to match potential tenants with UK social housing voids. The website is key asset for Housing Associations who need to reduce their voids and increase occupancy.

Our popular website has thousands of visitors each day looking for affordable homes in their area, such as houses to let with no deposit or homes suitable for over 55’s.

Our website includes lots of helpful features making it easy for Housing Associations to list their properties as well as providing key metrics.

We already work with some of the largest Housing Associations in the UK.

Following on from the success of rentals, we are delighted to be able to add your Shared Ownership properties to our platform.

LIMITED FREE TRIAL OFFER: LIST 5 PROPERTIES FOR 1 MONTH FREE

 


 

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Pennington Choices
http://www.pennington.org.uk/

Pennington Choices is a dynamic multi-disciplinary organisation providing a wide range of property related, technical and professional services to the public and private sectors. We have offices across the UK and have worked with more than 100 registered social housing providers.

 


 

The Regenda Group

The Regenda Group
www.regenda.org.uk

The Regenda Group is a great quality, forward thinking housing business, building, managing and maintaining the homes people need.

The Group employs around 500 people, has assets of over £489 million and a turnover of £55 million. We have built around 500 properties over the last three years and supported 140 people back into employment or training. They have also established 12 new business start-ups in partnership with other organisations and got over 300 independent living residents online. The Regenda Limited board has three sub-committees covering risk and audit, nominations and remuneration and housing services.

The Group head office is based in Liverpool with additional offices in Oldham and Fleetwood.



SSE (Scottish &  Southern Electricity)
www.sse.co.uk

At SSE, our job is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. We’re involved in producing, distributing and supplying electricity and gas and we provide other energy-related services as well. SSE is the only company listed on the London Stock Exchange involved in such a wide range of energy businesses.


The SLH Group
www.slhgroup.co.uk

The SLH Group is the collective term for South Liverpool Homes, SLH Regeneration and SLH Projects, and predominately operates in the Speke and Garston areas of South Liverpool.

South Liverpool Homes is a housing association currently managing around 3700 homes.

SLH Regeneration is a social enterprise and home to SLH Home service, our unique and innovative partnership with Penny Lane Builders Limited, responsible for delivering our repairs and maintenance services.

SLH Projects is the development company within the group.


Symphony Housing Group

Symphony Housing Group
www.syphonyhousing.org.uk

Symphony Housing Group owns and manages affordable homes in communities across the North West. We are a not for profit organisation regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The Group is attributed to strong financial management, sound strategic leadership and governance, flexibility and creative diversification – all underpinned by a united approach to delivering excellence in our work.

By working in partnership with external partners we contribute to the success of communities by providing sustainable, affordable homes.


Unity Trust Bank
www.unity.co.uk

The Unity Trust Bank are the bank for organisations and businesses that aim to create community, social or environmental benefit in a financially sustainable way. They seek to put social change at the heart of everything we do by offering specialist banking and finance to organisations that have a positive impact on their communities.

The Unity Bank put social good and financial sustainability equal first and we use customer deposits to fund lending where there are clear social impacts; for example supporting job creation and retention or housing and community development.

They offer tailored products and services to suit our customers’ needs and we are committed to providing high levels of service for our customers, this is why the majority of new business comes to us by customer recommendation.

With over 200 senior delegates exclusively from the North West social housing sector, you won’t find a better opportunity to get your brand noticed by all the right people and raise your organisation’s profile within the sector. Our sponsorship packages can reinforce your company’s brand positioning and values, communicate your leading role in the sector and provide a great opportunity to showcase your products or services to this very targeted audience.

The conference has grown each year (now in its 14th year) and is backed by Liverpool Mutual Homes, Regenda, ForViva and Symphony Housing Group.

The conference is a not for profit event and each year a local charity benefits from the proceeds from the conference.

Sponsorship Options

There are a range of options open to organisations who wish to be present at this years North West Social Housing conference:

1. Media Partner

  • Promotional presence as a sponsor on all event literature and on-line material
  • An insert in the delegate pack
  • Two complimentary conference delegate places
  • Exclusive opportunity to interview key speakers
  • Logos and credits on PowerPoint slides shown at the start and conclusion of conference sessions
  • Vote of thanks by conference chair at the opening and closing sessions

Cost £2000 + VAT

2. Print Partner

  • Promotional presence as a sponsor on all event literature and on-line material
  • An insert in the delegate pack
  • Exhibition space
  • Introduction to senior marketing contacts at all partnering organisations
  • Logos and credits on PowerPoint slides shown at the start and conclusion of conference sessions
  • Vote of thanks by conference chair at the opening and closing sessions
  • The opportunity to provide a competition/prize to be drawn (together with exhibitors competitions/prizes) during the drinks reception

Cost: £1,000 plus in kind support for any design/print required

3. Drinks reception

  • Promotional presence as a sponsor of the drinks reception on all event literature and on-line material
  • An insert in the delegate pack
  • The opportunity to provide a competition/prize to be drawn (together with exhibitors competitions/prizes) during the drinks reception
  • One complimentary conference delegate place
  • Logos and credits on PowerPoint slides shown at the start and conclusion of conference sessions
  • Vote of thanks by conference chair at the opening and closing sessions
  • The opportunity to provide a competition/prize to be drawn (together with exhibitors competitions/prizes) during the drinks reception

Cost: £2,000

4. Delegates lunch

  • Promotional presence as a sponsor of the lunch on all event literature and on-line material
  • An insert in the delegate pack
  • Exhibition space within the delegates lunch area
  • Logos and credits on PowerPoint slides shown at the start and conclusion of conference sessions
  • Vote of thanks by conference chair at the opening and closing sessions
  • The opportunity to provide a competition/prize to be drawn (together with exhibitors competitions/prizes) during the drinks reception

Cost: £1,000

5. Delegate badges/lanyards

  • Your branding on the lanyards/name badges that all delegates are required to wear during the conference
  • Promotional presence as a sponsor of the delegate badges/lanyards on all event literature and on-line material
  • An insert in the delegate pack
  • One complimentary conference delegate place
  • Logos and credits on PowerPoint slides shown at the start and conclusion of conference sessions
  • Vote of thanks by conference chair at the opening and closing sessions
  • The opportunity to provide a competition/prize to be drawn (together with exhibitors competitions/prizes) during the drinks reception

Cost: £750

To discuss any of these opportunities please contact Lucie Osborne, Marketing Events Executive at Brabners LLP on 0151 600 3084 or by emailing events@brabners.com.

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