Conference 2017 timetable

Tuesday 24 January

09.00
Registration
10.00
Plenary 1: Game Changer - leading an organisation through challenging times
Speaker:
Daniel Leatherdale, Business Psychologist and Leadership Consultant, Openspace Learning
Patrick Stapleton, General Manager, Hilton Birmingham Metropole
11.00
Refreshments in exhibition area
11.30
Speaker
Paul Wenham, Director, Southern HG
Speaker
Andrew Burke, Adviser to, NHMF
Claire Heyes, Chief Executive, Corgi
Alastair Thorpe, Southern Specification Director, Vaillant Group UK Ltd
Speaker
Darren Baggs, Assistant Director of Housing, Wolverhampton Homes
Speaker
Mathew Baxter, Managing Director, echelon Consultancy
Carol Burton, Senior Project Manager, Basildon District Council
Peter Long, Repairs Service Manager, Basildon District Council
12.45
Lunch
M3NHF Schedule of Rates surgery
David Miller, Director (Rand Associates)
13.30
Plenary 2: Harnessing technology for asset management
Speaker:
Nick Atkin, Group Chief Executive, Halton HT
14.30
Speaker
Doug Mullen, Senior Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
Kate Watkins, Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
Speaker
Steve Martin, Director of Technical, Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA)
Speaker
Mark Burnett, Head of Repairs & Maintenance, The Riverside Group
Speaker
Steve Partridge, Director of Housing Consultancy, Savills
Rebecca Gibson, Managing Associate, Trowers & Hamlins
Speaker
Andrew Tolley, Response & Voids Maintenance Manager, Solon South West
Richard James, Director of Development and Asset Management, Solon
Mark Pickance, Director, Upshot UK Ltd
15.30
Refreshments in exhibition area
15.45
Plenary 3: Building Communities
Speaker:
Jennifer Hawthorne, Head of Income & Communities, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)
19.00
Pre-dinner drinks
20.00
NHMF Conference and awards dinner

Wednesday 25 January

09.00
Registration
10.00
Plenary 4: Contract strategy for a post Brexit world
Speaker:
Andrew Millross, Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
Ross Hayes, Consultant & Project Manager, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
11.00
Refreshments in exhibition area
11.30
Speaker
Jordan Brown, Maintenance Improvement Manager, Your Housing Group
Richard Woolfall, Director of Repairs Improvement and Performance, Your Housing Group
Speaker
Lee Woods, Operations Director, Pennington Choices
Speaker
Allison Soroko, Head of Engagement and Ownership, Merthyr Valleys Homes
Speaker
Adam Fudakowski, Managing Director, Switchee
Peter Rickaby, Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates
Nic Wedlake, Group Sustainability Manager, Peabody Trust
Simon Jones, Commercial Director for the UK and Ireland., Aereco Ltd
Speaker
Jane Burns, Solicitor, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
12.45
Lunch
Meet the apprentices and talk to them about their experiences of training in social housing maintenance
13.30
Plenary 5: Affordable housing: Brexit and beyond
Speaker:
Lucy Pedrick, Policy Officer, National Housing Federation
14.00
Plenary 6: Beating the skills shortage
Speaker:
Jane Nelson, Executive Director, Mears Group
Chris Irons, Gas Production Team Leader, Hyde Property Services
14.30
Speaker
Tim Clark, Senior Associate, Kendall Kingscott
Tony Mitchell, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, Health & Safety Executive
Richard Parry, Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, Ian Williams Ltd
Speaker
Mark Astbury, Partner, Ridge and Partners LLP
Kimon Spyrou, Fire Risk Assessor, Ridge and Partners LLP
Speaker
Cliff Stanley, Asset Management Director, Magenta Living
Peter Rickaby, Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates
Karl Linder, Planning and Investment Manager, Viridian Housing
Speaker
Rebecca Hart, Women in Construction Officer
15.30
Refreshments in exhibition area
15.45
Plenary 7: Transformation, leadership and skills - round up of the conference and prize draw
Speaker:
Alison Inman, President, Chartered Institute of Housing
Peter Hall Jones, Leadership, Behaviour and Culture Change Consultant & Trainer, The Spiral Partnership
Shaun Aldis, Chief Executive, Wolverhampton Homes
Lucy Pedrick, Policy Officer, National Housing Federation
16.15
Closing address and prize draw
17.00
Conference closes

"The best and most worthwhile event to meet up with the right contacts for us to build new relationships and maintain existing ones"

- Nigel Chapman, Business Development Manager

"Undoubtedly the best maintenance conference within the UK. The work of the NHMF and its committee together with support from M3 Housing must be highly commended."

- Steve Downing, Director and Quantity Surveyor

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