Find out more about the work of our sponsoring organisation below, or arrange to meet with them at the event in our networking lounge.
Leaders' lunch day one, coffee cart, strategy and key policy stream
Aico, an Ei Company, are the European market leader in home life safety, pioneering new technologies and offering high-quality alarms, developed and manufactured in Ireland. All Aico alarms meet UK standards and offer a variety of sensor types to guarantee protection for every home, the cornerstone of which is delivering education, quality, service and innovation. Aico has expanded its Connected Home offering through HomeLINK. HomeLINK is a multi-award-winning high-tech software team within Aico that leverage cutting edge home integration and analytic technologies to address the needs of social landlords and their residents.
With innovations in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the notion of a connected home could prove a real asset in making our homes not only more sustainable but also more efficient and ultimately safer – with a focus on wellbeing. Adding another dimension to home life safety, Aico strives to create safer, healthier homes.
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South East Consortium (SEC) is a central purchasing body. We are a not for profit organisation providing services relating to public procurement but are specifically created to support the housing sector.
SEC was established in 2005 and retained its heritage by being a Membership organisation owned by 38 Housing Associations and Local Authorities. Our Members own 392k homes between them – this gives us immense buying power.
We create intelligent frameworks for the sector to use and provide customers with pre, during, and post procurement. SEC can deliver both framework and bespoke procurement solutions. We can assist our customers with technical work, including specification preparation, cost benchmarking and contract writing.
In addition to technical work SEC also provide customers with a range of training, events and networking opportunities. We embrace collaboration and challenging the status quo. We’re here to influence solutions for the future of the sector.
Every time you contact us, we’ll deliver a service based on Ease, Options and Value.
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Axis provides a professional standard of repairs, maintenance and refurbishment to the social housing sector. This ranges from 24/7 responsive repairs to cyclical decorating and void refurbishment to recladding large tower blocks. We work with some of the largest registered social landlords in the UK to ensure their resident’s homes are safe and comfortable.
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Just Ask specialise in setting new standards of excellence within the facilities management sector. We have over 30 years’ experience in implementing and delivering cleaning, grounds maintenance, Waking Watch and environmental services to over 120,000 residents each week across the country.
We work closely with registered social landlords and housing associations. Our work covers a diverse group of tenures including general housing, affordable rent, leasehold, supported, sheltered, independent living, extra care and owned/ part-owned properties. We also supply services to offices and local councils.
But we do far more than just deliver facilities services.
We’re committed to quality in everything we do. We work in partnership with our clients, constantly innovating, updating and improving every aspect of our services to create welcoming places for our customers. We are dedicated to supporting the communities in which we work by taking a proactive, ‘Resident First’ approach and providing sustainable solutions across our client portfolio. We contribute to local recruitment and environmental initiatives, providing training opportunities for residents and helping them improve the environments in which they live.
We are Always Thorough, Always Trusted, Always Thoughtful and Always There, delivering on our promise to provide Better Places and Better Lives.
Housingnet has provided business intelligence, contract and marketing data to the Social Housing sector for 20 years. We rebranded our software Locarla (Low–Carbon–Landlords) in 2018.
Our clients include Housing Associations & Local Authorities, Contractors & Suppliers, sector bodies & affiliated organisations.
We are a public sector, built environment centre, specialising in Repairs, Maintenance, Construction & Regeneration, with the most comprehensive resource of social housing, housing association, & local government information available.
Our latest tool is quite possibly the most exciting we have undertaken - ‘Locarla Properties’. If you are planning a Retrofit approach, isolating properties for pilot schemes, monitoring the hardest to heat homes, air-pump and community heating scheme analysis, researching EPC ratings for all social homes in your area – we can help you with that.
Bugler Developments is an award-winning contractor who have been building high-quality homes throughout London and the South East since 1982. We are a family-owned business with a track record of delivering affordable, mixed-used and private housing that people are proud to live in. Our Bugler Land division also explores strategic land-led opportunities and partnerships fulfilled by our Developments team.
This year, we are celebrating 40 years of business. Over the past four decades, we have delivered high-quality homes; both built on time and budget. These values underpin the foundation of our company culture, and because of this, we continue to be a name trusted by clients and their customers alike.
Please find out more about us using the links to our website and social media channels below:
Leaders' dinner, 10 May
Inner Circle’s Housing Team is at the forefront of innovative projects right across the UK aiming to solve the housing crisis.
We’re operating in a post-pandemic, climate emergency world where inadequate housing is increasingly understood to be closely connected to everything from education to mental health to employment. The market is not delivering the housing communities need, so if local authorities are going to make a long-term difference to the other issues faced by local communities, they once again need to see housing as a core activity.
We’ve learned that the Councils that have done the most to tackle the housing crisis have a clear corporate commitment to improve housing for local people, understand their local housing market, set clear objectives and invest in the right mixture of interventions to yield the best outcomes for their specific communities. At Inner Circle, we support Council leadership teams to work through every stage of that process. We also help establish new delivery structures, such as in-house delivery teams that break down departmental silos or council-owned housing companies that act as developers for the public good.
What makes us unique is that our strategic advice is rooted in hands-on experience of delivery on the ground. We manage a raft of major housing projects across the country, from a town extension in Cornwall to several estate regeneration projects in London, from cutting edge green retrofit programmes to whole town renewable energy projects, from town centre developments bringing new life into market towns to county-wide extra-care programmes.
We pride ourselves in unlocking the trickiest projects and making progress where others have failed. Why do we do it? Put simply, we love it! We’ve got an amazing, dedicated and diverse team of people who all really get a kick out of tackling social problems and making a real difference to local communities.
We are driving forward the reimagining of the public sector at Inner Circle and are proud to build a movement of like-minded civic and community leaders to design and deliver better cities, towns and places.
We tackle knotty problems head-on, by challenging, cooperating, co-learning and co-designing. Our client partnerships are based on mutual ambition to re-imagine services that can work in a preventative manner, grow shared local prosperity and build a trusted public sector.
Arcadis is the leading global design & consultancy organization for natural and built assets. We maximize impact for our clients and the communities they serve by providing effective solutions through sustainable outcomes, focus and scale, and digitalization. We are 29,000 people, active in more than 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.
RSK is the UK’s leading privately owned integrated environmental, engineering and technical services provider. The RSK group is made up of a number of highly specialised companies, many of which you will know. With an established presence across the UK and worldwide, RSK employs over 8000 specialists and is known for providing practical sustainability solutions to property sector challenges.
Through the RSK businesses working across the housing sector, the company is quickly gaining a reputation as a key solutions provider for property managers, landowners, developers and contractors.
Contact: Richard Claxton, London and South East business development director.
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Devonshires is a law firm specialising in advising social housing providers of all kinds (registered and unregistered, for-profit and non-profit, local authorities, and private registered providers). They employ over 280 staff delivering a genuine national service from offices across England. Their experience ranges from strategic advice to executive boards to dealing with routine legal work that is part of the management and development of the property estates of their clients. Housing has been a principal area of their business for over 50 years. Their market-leading position in the sector is recognised by both the Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories.
Leaders' lunch, 11 May
Drinks reception, 10 May