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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Executive briefing - The home of great ideas - creating a culture where innovation thrives

20 July, London

About the event

Innovation is becoming increasingly important for housing businesses to thrive in the current climate. There is much to be gained by organisations sharing knowledge and experience with businesses in the commercial sector.

The challenges in meeting housing need are getting tougher and the pressure on scarce resources more intense. Embracing innovative ways of working, new technologies, data analytics and business models are becoming more important and relevant in today's environment.

After Ian’s presentation there will be an opportunity to debate and discuss the issues raised. We’ll end the evening with a drinks reception where you will be able to network and continue the debate with fellow professionals.

This event is sponsored by Savills.

Why should you attend?

Ian Wright, assistant chief executive of Housemark, will share the work on innovation that Housemark has done with organisations likes Google, Apple and BT. He will explore:

  • What low cost and high performance looks like
  • Approaches to managing a dispersed workforce effectively
  • Using systems, processes and technology effectively to drive productivity
  • Keeping customers at the heart of everything you do

Hear from our specialist speaker

Speaker: Ian Wright, assistant chief executive, Housemark

Ian leads on business development, stakeholder engagement and innovation. He works extensively with sectors in and outside of the housing sector and was instrumental in establishing the sectors first Innovation Lab. He previously led on HouseMark’s member relations, insight and engagement, and knowledge transfer. Prior to joining HouseMark, Ian worked as Director of Performance and Practice at the Northern Housing Consortium, and has experience in housing policy development and performance improvement, including establishing and growing housing consultancy services. He joined HouseMark in 2013.

Who should attend?

You will learn about new ideas and approaches that will inspire thinking about how your own organisation can innovate.

Timings and location

Delegate registration: 17.00-17.30

Presentation: 17.30 – 19.00

CIH, 7th Floor, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB

Booking information

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CIH member rate: free

Non-member rate: £25 + VAT

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking. For more information please contact us on 024 7685 1786 or email



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