Find out more about the work of our exhibiting organisation below.
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 has been applauded in the sector as an organisation leading improvement 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.
With over 1,000 sites currently in operation nationally and over 70,987 sites worked on to date, our national infrastructure provides the logistics and localised support to successfully deliver projects throughout the UK.
Ventro promotes locally sourced products in the areas it undertakes work across the UK, utilising local companies and branches to reduce its carbon footprint and promote local work practices. In addition, Ventro brings local employment opportunities where there are longer programmes of planned works, bringing wider benefits to the communities where works are undertaken.
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.
Who are Robert Price and what do you do?
The Robert Price Group is the largest independent builders’ merchants in South East Wales with 27 branches across the region. Since 1847, we have been providing outstanding service and high-quality products to local tradesmen, public sector organisations, self-builders and DIY enthusiasts. Offering over 20,000 products, our branch network includes multiple traditional builders’ merchant yards, as well as 4 roofing divisions, 2 timber mills, an insulation specialist branch, an agricultural supplies branch and a home & landscaping centre. Our public sector team and dedicated contracts office work with our public sector clients to deliver bespoke, flexible partnering solutions. We work closely with a wide range of clients and their contractors. We are a nominated PFH supplier and NPS Framework supplier.
We offer tailored public sector services including: bespoke solutions, store provision, site packs, electronic trading, data management, program management, purchasing cards, managed van stocks, training opportunities and training facilities.
We also offer product solutions and accredited ‘upskill’ training, in the sustainability sector. Our dedicated showroom, the Sustainable Energy Centre, at our branch in Newport, is home to a state-of-the-art product showcase for a wide range of renewable building and sustainable living solutions. We offer onsite training through our accredited schemes in our Training Academy, and our Energy team are on hand to work closely with clients, finding long term and fit for purpose products and systems.
What about life outside the business?
Robert Price is committed to delivering sustainable practices to our local communities. Our policies protect the local environment with recycling and emissions initiatives, local and ethical sourcing, and sustainable building solutions. As a local supply partner, we are committed to our Community Benefit Schemes, to generate employment opportunities and support culture, sport and education, improving the quality of life and adding social value across South Wales.
We advise private, government, institutional and NGO clients on urban green infrastructure policy, strategy, planning, design, installation and maintenance. We began as the ‘Green Roof Consultancy’, preparing the Technical Report and policy on Living Roofs for the Greater London Authority in 2009. Our name changed to reflect our widening role in advising on the full spectrum of urban green infrastructure projects.
Committed to climate change adaptation, we advise on the provision of quality, nature-based solutions, the restoration of biodiversity and improvement of wellbeing.
RHE Global is a specialist company, pioneering new digital technologies to transform public protection. The Noise App, released in 2015, is now used by over 350 public bodies for noise nuisance reporting and is the most popular software for anti-social behaviour reporting in the UK. Following on from the success of The Noise App, RHE has released a new app called Reportable for all picture-based anti-social behaviour reporting and case management. Later in 2021 RHE will be releasing an ASB document management system with access to procedures, templates and guidance for ASB professionals, following this a streaming service will be launching in 2022 focusing on ASB and topics suited towards Registered Providers.
Eden Project Communities brings people together, supporting and empowering them to make positive changes where they live, through The Big Lunch, Community Camps and a Network, which connects and supports community-minded people right across the UK.
Working with the housing sector to encourage and support community action is key to the Eden Project Communities programme, so we’re delighted to be exhibiting at CIH events in 2023.
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.
Solar Windows has operated across England and Wales for over 35 years in the social housing refurbishment and Newbuild sectors and are at the forefront of technology and innovation in the design, manufacture, and installation of PVCU windows and doors, GRP Composite FD30s Fire doors.
We have a proven track record and the ability to deliver multi-contract orders. Key to our success has been a partnership based on honesty and transparency within framework agreements and open-book principles. Our customer base is diverse and stretches throughout the UK supplying Local Authorities, Housing Associations, and Construction Companies.
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. In 2020, Aico expanded their Connected Home offering with the acquisition of leading Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, 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.
CHIC is a not for profit, member owned consortium that secures efficiencies and savings for members asset management and development programmes, including all repairs, maintenance, new build and legal activities. CHIC provides procurement compliance contract and commercial support which all deliver efficiencies for members.
Our mission is to work collaboratively to deliver efficiencies through procurement and commercial support, to ensure that tenants have safe, decent homes to live in.
Gerflor manufactures sustainable and innovative flooring and finishing solutions for the social housing and new build markets, for both inside and outside the threshold. Our products are fast and economical to install, provide excellent longevity, outstanding comfort, 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 be showcasing exclusively at CIH TAI Conference 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 loose laid up to 35m2. For housing specifiers and owners, other benefits include dramatically reduced bubbling, less call backs and fewer claims. Plus, the GFT Griptex and Texline collections are also 100% recyclable at end of life, fantastic news for the planet and future generations. We are so confident on 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.
Celtic Offsite is a new social enterprise that manufactures low carbon homes and supports the local economy to thrive.
The Celtic Offsite factory in Caerphilly:
Manufactures high quality, sustainable timber frame structures complete with factory fitted insulation and windows to build up to 250 low carbon homes per annum.
Uses over 28,000 sq. ft of manufacturing facilities to provide affordable housing for contractors and developers.
Uses a Welsh supply chain, including local partners and Welsh timber where possible
Includes an on-site training suite to provide skills development and apprenticeships for green construction jobs.
The factory has been awarded two prestigious International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications; ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management. Celtic Offsite has also achieved PEFC certification for the chain of custody of forest-based products and were awarded Gold by the Structural Timber Association in their latest audit.
Tunstall has been at the forefront of technology innovation for health, housing and social care for over 65 years, growing to become a UK manufacturer with a global presence. Its pioneering software, hardware and services enable providers to deliver integrated, efficient and person-centred care in the community, and empower people to live more independently and with an improved quality of life.
As technology advances, we will continue to work closely with our customers and partners to enable them not just react to events, but to predict and even prevent them, using data-driven insights to give people greater choice and control.
TristoneNash are a specialist Housing & Property recruitment and consultancy business, headquartered in Bristol, with regional offices based in South Wales and the Southwest. We’re a personable company offering a bespoke service, whose mission is to match talented individuals with reputable clients in the housing industry.
Our Housing and Executive Search teams operate UK-wide and help organisations identify and secure diverse operational and senior-level talent. We have partnered with some of the largest Local Authorities and Housing Associations across the UK providing a range of recruitment and consultancy services, placing housing, property & development professionals with our valued clients.
Using our unrivalled sector understanding and our history of supplying to the sector, we have built an extensive database through long term relationships with candidates and clients alike. This allows us to identify candidates suited to an organisation, not only from previous skills and expertise but also due to their fit for the affordable Housing sector.
We are preferred suppliers to various Housing Associations across the country working with local, regional, and national partners and we are passionate in servicing our sector. We believe with our experience, knowledge, candidate resources and added value services at our disposal, we are ideally placed to offer the highest levels of recruitment support available.
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 unrivaled 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.
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
At LivGreen we are committed to generating zero-carbon housing in the UK and have developed a high-level strategy to provide a complete service to assist housing landlords to achieve their zero-carbon targets. Through retrofitting, we aim to reduce costs and improve carbon efficiency while promoting affordable warmth, improving environmental credentials, and enhancing comfort levels for tenants.
With our extensive knowledge of working with the Housing Sector across the UK, we are trusted by property owners and housing organisations to deliver a best-practice quality standard of retrofit with minimal disruption to tenants. All our assessors and installers are PAS 2023 certified and can deliver work at scalability to meet all your property requirements.
Our housing retrofit program adopts a 5-step approach; from stock analysis and retrofit assessments, coordination, and design to delivery monitoring and ongoing support, we are best positioned to help organisations meet their climate targets