Find out more about the work of our exhibiting organisation below, or arrange to meet with them at the event in our networking lounge.
South East Consortium (SEC) is a consortium of social housing providers. We’re a not-for-profit organisation providing services relating to public procurement.
We were specifically created to support the housing sector. And, we’re an organisation owned by 49 Housing Associations and Local Authorities. Our Members own over 466k homes between them – this gives us immense buying power.
We create intelligent frameworks for the sector to use. We can provide customers with solutions pre, during and post-procurement process. SEC can deliver both framework and bespoke procurement solutions. We’re able to assist our customers with technical work including specification preparation, cost benchmarking and contract writing.
We go beyond public procurement. 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 sector's future. Our PROSPECTS and INSIGHTS programmes promote knowledge sharing across our network.
Every time you contact us we’ll deliver a service based on Ease, Options and Value.
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Established in 2004, Trail Group have an ethos of leading the way in building development, maintenance and management operating through our three core divisions, fire protection, construction and electrical services. We pride ourselves on social value, environmental change, equality, and diversity, focusing on serving the communities we work within. We hold industry accreditations including FIRAS, FIDIS, Constructionline Gold, Safe Contractor, ISO14001, ISO9001, FPA, SSIP, NHBC.
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Oakleaf are the leading provider of specialist estate surveys, intended to help estate professionals manage their facilities and building information more effectively.
With more than 30 years of experience in the collection, preparation, and analysis of quality ‘core’ facilities management data across multiple sectors, Oakleaf has extensive experience in condition surveys, statutory compliance, functional suitability, disabled access (DDA), fire risk assessments and compartmentation, space utilisation and planning, legionella risk assessments, measured surveys (CAD), dilapidations, PPM schedules, and asset registers including asset tagging.
Oakleaf’s team of over 60 highly experienced consulting engineers and surveyors provide clients with best-in-class service, taking both a technical and practical approach in providing estate information that delivers market leading results.
We Are Resource, award-winning marketing services provider presents The Greener Room.
Welcome to The Greener Room. If you’re looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly through your communications, you’ve found the right place. Everyone talks a green game, but there’s a good chance that they won’t do as much for the environment as we do, and you could too. Using Resource as your communications partner can help to reduce your carbon impact, fact. Let’s be greener together.
Everyone deserves to feel safe. That’s why RHE Global is passionate about assisting those who make our environments, housing and communities safer. Focused on providing support and technical solutions to housing and community safety professionals across the UK, we provide smarter ways to work through specialist software, consultancy and training.
Our work includes assisting DLUHC with revisions to the HHSRS, providing reporting solutions to housing providers through The Noise App and enabling housing practitioners to quickly perform hazard inspections with The Housing App.
Our environmental health roots mean we understand our client's compliance requirements, helping specialists to navigate complex regulations with confidence.
Salesforce offers housing associations one integrated platform, helping them take control of their data, nurture resident-centric relationships at scale and eliminate silos and the inefficiencies they create. Having one source of data maximises insights to support better decision-making and helps to ensure greater experiences for all residents. With a single view of every relationship - housing associations gain a deeper knowledge of their stakeholders, deliver better experiences to all and increase the impact they are achieving.
The Phoenix Academy offers a range of Chartered Institute of Housing qualifications for residents and housing professionals that can be studied in person, online and through bitesized learning.
The academy was set up by the south London housing association Phoenix Community Housing in 2014 to encourage more residents to become involved with Phoenix up to future positions on their resident-led Board. Of the 308 previous graduates, six have become tenant Board Members, and more are involved at all levels of governance.
It has since expanded to offer qualifications to residents and housing professionals nationally, from Level 1 up to the Level 4 Certificate in Housing Practice that is set to become a mandatory requirement for housing managers.
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 are 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 new 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.
Gas Call Services was founded in 1996 and has grown to become a leading heating service provider in Scotland, delivering service, repair, maintenance and installation works in domestic and commercial properties within the social housing sector.
We are innovative, customer centric and flexible in our approach, delivering our clients and customers with a high standard service which meets and exceeds all expectations, targets and industry requirements.
Our company are leading the way in designing and delivering renewable heating technologies with our clients and supply chain partners, positively supporting the governments carbon neutral targets.
Ventro is one of the leading Fire Safety Specialists in Scotland and the UK. Undertaking third party accredited Fire Safety works across the country, working specifically with Registered Providers of social housing. Ventro have been applauded in the sector as an organisation leading improvements in the Fire Safety arena. Attending Westminster debates on best practices, providing advice to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on current issues and requirements within the sector, and being involved in cross-party discussions on fire safety.
Our mission is to help landlords deliver sustainable carbon-zero housing through retrofit solutions. It responds to UK Government targets for all social housing to achieve an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of C and above by 2030 and for all homes to be net-zero carbon by 2050. Through our turnkey offering, we want to take the complexity out of Net Zero for Social Landlords and give them a solution that is cost-effective, efficient and fast. Our Solution consists of a 4 step approach which is stock analysis, design, delivery and monitoring and support.
Our services include insulation, windows and doors, heating upgrades, PV, electric car chargers, ventilation, roof replacements, lighting and general refurbishments.
As part of the Ventro Group, we have completed over 70,000 projects and have extensive knowledge and experience in working within social housing so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.
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 home are safe and comfortable.
Gerflor manufactures sustainable and innovative flooring and finishing solutions for the social housing and new build markets, both inside and outside the threshold. Our products are fast and economical to install, provide excellent longevity, outstanding comfort, and high acoustic performance and are available in popular designs and colourways, with best sellers in stock now for fast delivery. They are loved by landlords, tenants and owners alike.
Gerflor will showcase exclusively at CIH Housing Brighton 2023, the revolutionary Gerflor Fibre Technology (GFT) patented backing system made from more than 95% recycled plastic bottles. This technology saves our customers time and money, as there is no need for adhesives, minimal sub-floor preparation is required and floorings can be loosely laid up to 35m2. For housing specifiers and owners, other benefits include dramatically reduced bubbling, fewer callbacks and fewer claims. Plus, the GFT Griptex and Texline collections are also 100% recyclable at the end of life, which is fantastic news for the planet and future generations. We are so confident in the quality of our innovations, that we are offering new clients free trial areas.
The Gerflor teams will also be joined by Gradus business. Gradus is part of the Gerflor Group and is a UK manufacturer of contract interior solutions, this includes stair edgings, floor trims, barrier matting and wall protection. This array of interior finishing solutions and accessories ensures that the housing sector has a complete package for all project needs. The combined business of Gerflor and Gradus is backed up by a strong network of experienced specification, technical, customer and design support teams.
If you would like to know more about our housing solutions and how we can help you, click here to see our latest sector brochure.
Also, meet the team here:
Tim Linghorn – Area Sales Manager Residential & Housing Manager – London & Southeast
Alex Mason – Area Sales Manager Residential & Housing Manager – Midlands & North
Conrad John – Area Sales Manager Residential & Housing Manager – Wales & South West
Choose Gerflor to future-proof your building interiors for housing renovation and new build works.
Visit us on Stand 40 to find out more. Or visit us at gerflor.co.uk for the latest news.
Integrated Solutions is the market leader for providing repair and maintenance material supply chain solutions to the affordable housing sector. In a bid to deliver first time, on time, in full, we’ve been the reputable purchase decision-makers for social housing, public sector organisations, facility management companies, and other repair and maintenance groups, for almost two decades. Providing integrated solutions concerning supply, IT, distribution, and administration within your organisation, our support increases first-time fix, jobs per day, and most importantly, tenant satisfaction and trust.
Through our networks of trusted brands, like City Plumbing, PTS, Direct Heating Spares, and National Shower Spares, we use reputable suppliers to deliver effective products and solutions. We have over 350 network branches nationwide, so you can be sure there’s always a branch local to you. All branches are complemented by our robust supply chain, our own distribution hubs, and our own fleet of vehicles to set us apart from the rest.
Grown out of the need for an efficient, productive, and reliable supply solution, our company stands out from the competition through its ability to deliver on full solutions, not just products. With the right tools and the right people, our experienced front-line colleagues make the buying, procuring, and stock management process streamlined as customers deal with us directly, thus cutting out the middle person. We aim to reduce administration time for your business, ultimately helping to improve your efficiencies.
Ad Hoc Property Management are the UK’s market-leading provider of Property Guardian protection. Established in the Netherlands in 1990 and opening our first UK office in 2006, we have led the way in developing the Guardian model to fit all types of residential and commercial property, across all public and private sectors. We are the only nationwide provider, with eight regional offices located in London, Bristol, Cambridge Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. Ad Hoc also provides a range of digital and manned security services to ensure comprehensive, turnkey solutions can be delivered for any type of property or site.
The Property Guardian scheme delivers strong social value to the communities where it operates, by repurposing vulnerable, vacant property and providing affordable accommodation to local, working people, including key workers. Strong customer relationships are important to us. Our teams are passionate about what we do, and we are passionate about them!
Ridge is an award winning, multidiscipline property and construction consultancy offering a partner-led approach that delivers scale and expertise with a personal touch.
Founded in 1946, Ridge now employs over 1,000 people in 12 offices across the UK.
Specialist services for social housing include: housing asset management consultancy/advice; stock condition surveys; business planning support; strategy drafting; whole stock assessment using our Viability Model; development and regeneration; public sector compliant procurement including Fusion21 framework; design, specification and on-site supervision; stock transfer and rationalisation advisory services; fire risk assessments; due diligence; compliance activity reviews (including asbestos); data management; policy and procedure drafting.
Carpetright for Business works together with the social housing sector across public and private sector providers, including grant providers to create flooring solutions for their residents. We aim to help meet the flooring needs of the residents and as part of Carpetright, the UK’s leading flooring retailer, we have access to an unrivalled range of floorcoverings across the carpet, vinyl, luxury vinyl, laminate, and wood flooring categories. Our network of over 300 locations nationwide enables us to support your needs wherever you are in the country, including supply-only and supply & fit solutions with our Which? Trusted Trader Approved Fitting Arrangement Service.
By combining automation technology, behavioural insights and data science, Voicescape creates customer communications that help drive substantial operational efficiencies and service level improvements. Social landlords can connect with their communities - at scale - across major customer touchpoints, including: collecting rent and reducing arrears; gathering instant feedback that drives meaningful actions; booking, confirming and re-booking mandatory safety appointments; and checking the well-being of sheltered housing residents.
ROCC enables housing associations to go beyond the features provided with standard housing management systems with a suite of HMS bolt-on products specifically targeted at delivering an exceptional, award-winning housing repair service to customers.
ROCC provides 100% risk-free, stable, and secure software for housing repairs and maintenance with zero upfront costs, the market's leading support service, and an experienced team that truly care about the housing market, its suppliers, and customers.
Housing Diversity Network is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to inspire and empower people, promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for all. We work collaboratively to support organisations to improve how they address inequality, get the most from their staff and meet the needs of the communities they serve. Most of our work centres on strategic thinking with boards through our board excellence and board trainee programmes, helping organisations to achieve and maintain diverse boards and leadership teams, as well as on workforce development with our award-winning CPD accredited Staff Mentoring Programme. We also provide training and consultancy on various subjects around ED&I.
MRI Living for social housing (formerly Orchard, Castleton and Housing Partners) proudly serves the sector, delivering software solutions to improve the lives of your residents.
Our best-in-class point solutions feed into your central housing management system and help you create and maintain sustainable tenancies - managing everything from homelessness reduction, anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse cases, to facilitating viable tenancies with efficient income and financial management, and ensuring safe, well-maintained homes with effective asset and repairs management tools.
Drive efficiencies and improve processes with our homelessness reduction, rough sleeper pathways, accommodation rent accounting, housing allocations solutions, plus MRI Alert - our FREE Duty to Refer tool.
Delivering safer, smarter, and greener homes
Achieve compliance goals, tackle damp and mould, and provide better quality homes with our asset and repairs management tools.
Building safer communities
Empower your teams to better manage their anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse caseloads with our comprehensive case management software.
Streamline your processes and increase efficiency with powerful mobile-enabled e-signature tools that integrate with your housing management system.
Accelerating mutual exchange
Improve the efficiency of mutual exchange journeys quickly, easily, and digitally with MRI HomeSwapper & SwapTracker.
Our social housing team is looking forward to meeting organisations from the region to discuss your challenges and how our technology solutions can help you to take better care of your residents, organisation, and yourself, by delivering the best, most efficient customer and user experiences possible.
Buckingham Interiors (BI)
Buckingham Interiors has over 30 years of experience in the design, supply, installation and delivery of furniture and interiors for sheltered living, independent living and extra care accommodations including full dementia schemes.
Offering a bespoke full service package delivering stylish, interior design led projects, and delivering the optimum solution to meet and exceed specific requirements.
FRC Living are the leading supplier of contract standard furniture in the country, providing quality, accredited, contract standard furniture in a range of products and finishes to suit different styles, requirements, timescale needs and budgets.
We lead the way in furnishing multiple types of accommodation throughout the UK, from furnishing hostels, refugee, temporary, emergency and next steps accommodation, to furnished tenancies, student accommodation and individual domestic properties.
For a sustainable, ethical and expert furniture solution for your new build, refurbishment or individual item replacement, FRC Living is the compliant supplier of choice.
The Clive Smith Foundation (CSF) aims to offer help in identifying and supporting people experiencing mental health problems, particularly in the housing sector.
Clive Smith, a highly respected architect, was a brilliant husband, father, son, brother, colleague and friend who unexpectedly took his own life on 5th April 2021. This was a terrible shock to all who knew and loved him. Sadly, whilst evidence suggests women appear to think about suicide more often, men are four times more likely to take their own lives, a situation exasperated by the pandemic.
By creating a wider awareness of mental health issues affecting men and women in both personal and professional lives, The Clive Smith Foundation hopes to:
a) promote the preservation of good mental health for the benefit of all
b) support the needs of people with mental health problems.
We are focusing in particular on the transformation of the culture of the housing and built environment sector, to be open about mental health and to encourage people to recognise where others are struggling.
Saint-Gobain Weber is a leading manufacturer of innovative and high-performance construction products targeted at the social housing and refurbishment sector. Practical solutions including decorative renders and finishes, external wall insulation (EWI) systems, concrete repair and protection products and flooring systems are available, with a full support package including guarantees, specification advice, on-site inspection and an established installer network.
System-built non-traditional or traditional construction, low or high rise – Weber has a rich background in providing solutions for refurbishment projects. Our EWI systems are suitable for improving existing housing stock including those with unsafe cladding or don’t meet current building regulations.
Weber does not only sell products but the complete solution including the services that go with the products such as onsite support and training. Our team of regional Applications Managers and the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy network allows us to reach our customers by providing specifiers, developers and contractors with substantial support before, during and after contract periods.
Enerza was founded with a vision to offer complete end-to-end solutions to clients and end-users while striving to make a positive impact.
The company's founders possessed a deep understanding of prototyping and innovation, which motivated them to create a company that could drive positive change in the industry. With a focus on modern technology and energy-saving systems, Enerza has developed fully integrated systems and methods that prioritize sustainability and efficiency.
The company's passion for innovation and ingenuity has allowed it to create a holistic approach to solving complex problems in the industry.