Cross Sector Market Workshops

We use our industry-informed intelligence to identify the issues and opportunities of the future. We look ahead at what’s coming up and identify what our members need to know. We bring in the right people to highlight what’s on the radar and give our members access to the latest thinking.

 

Cross Sector Market Workshops are by invitation and hosted by member organisations promoting informed insight into the operation of local markets from the public and private sector through high–level discussion and analysis.

 

 

Outputs from Cross-Sector Market Workshops



 

March 2016: East, hosted by Axiom in Peterborough

 

Speakers: Alan Lewin, Axiom; Simon Machen, Peterborough City Council; Richard Hartshorn, NHBC; Nick Wright, Cross Keys; Mark Jones, Longhurst

 
Read the output from the event here.




 

 

February 2016: South West, hosted by FFT in Taunton

Arcus Consulting

 

 

Speakers:  Lee Maskell and Jennifer Jones, FFT; Paul Read, Spectrum Housing Group; Colin Farrell, FFT; Chimi Shakohoxa, Clarke Willmott LLP

 


Read the Regional Focus for the South West that was published following this meeting.

 

 


 

 

 

January 2016: North West, hosted by Arcus in Manchester

Arcus Consulting

 

 

Speakers:  Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive, Great Places; Andrew Greenwood, Partner at Arcus; Katie Saunders of Trowers and Hamlins LLP; Frances Chaplin, PRP; Bobby Chakravarthy, Arcus; Ian Davies, NHBC Regional Director

 

Read the Regional Focus for the North West that was published following this meeting.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

November 2015: South East, hosted by Osborne in Reigate

 

Speakers:  Andy Steele, Chief Executive, OsborneFiona Williamson, Group Manager, Property & Place, Dacorum Borough Council and Alan Perrett, Account Manager, Osborne Property ServicesMark Baigent, Independent housing strategy consultant, Mark Baigent Osborne HomesConsulting; Tom Shaw, Development Director (South), The Hyde Group and James Snape, Partner, Nabarro LLP; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum and Steve Catt, Regional Director- South East, NHBC

 

 

 

Read the Regional Focus for the South East that was published following this meeting.

 

 


 

June 2015: East Midlands, hosted by Fusion Building Systems with special factory tour

 

Speakers: Robert Clark, Head of Business Development, Fusion Building Systems; Hilary Chipping, Head of Infrastructure, SEMLEP; Richard

Fusion BuildHartshorne, Regional Director- East, NHBC; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for the East Midlands that was published following this meeting.

 

 


 

May 2015 : Cornwall, hosted by Ocean Housing Group 

 

Speakers: David Renwick, Chief Executive, Ocean Housing Group Ltd and Deputy Chair, Constructing Excellence SW ; Sandra Rothwell, Chief Executive, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ;Jon Sawyer, Head of Custom Build Housing, Igloo and Paul Maddock, Senior Associate, HTA Design LLP; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for Cornwall and the South West that was published following this meeting.

 

 


 

March 2015: Hertfordshire, hosted by North Hertfordshire Homes

North Hertfordshire Homes

 

Speakers:  Kevin Thompson, Chief Executive, North Hertfordshire Homes; Nick Cunningham, Regional Director-Southern, NHBC, Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for Hertfordshire that was published following the meeting.

 

 


 

February 2015: Winchester, Hampshire, hosted by calfordseaden 

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Speakers: Joe Parody, Partner, calfordseaden, Nick Cunningham, Regional Director-Southern, NHBC, Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for Hampshire that was published following the meeting.

 

 


 

January 2015:  Thamesmead, South East London, hosted by Peabody

Peabody

 

Speakers: Ken Baikie, Director- Regeneration Thamesmead, Peabody; Jeremy Stibbe, Executive Director of Development & Sales, Peabody; Brendan Kilpatrick, Partner, PRP; Mehban Chowdery, Regional Director- London, NHBC; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for Thamesmead, South East London that was published following the meeting.

 

 


 

 

November 2014: North East, Durham and Tees Valley, hosted by Waterstons and Home Group, Durham

Home Group

Waterstons

 

 

Speakers: Alistair McLeod, Director, Waterstons; Nick Thacker, Project Manager, Home Group; Geoff Egginton, Regional Director- North East, NHBC, Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for North East, Durham and Tees Valley that was published following the meeting.

 


 

 

October 2014: East London and Essex, hosted by East Thames Housing Group, Stratford, LondonEast Thames

 

Speakers: Trevor Burns, Executive Director of Development, East Thames Group; Mehban Chowdery, Regional Director- London, NHBCShelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for East London and Essex that was published following the meeting.

 


 

September 2014:  Cheshire and the North West, hosted by Plus Dane Group, Congleton

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Speakers:  Louise Davies, Director of Partnerships and Programme, Plus Dane; Gaynor Mellor, Project Manager RCD, Plus DaneMark Hooper, Project Manager RCD, Plus DaneIan Davies, Regional Director- North West, NHBCShelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for Cheshire and the North West that was published following the meeting.

 


 

June 2014:  Dorset and Somerset,  hosted by Magna Housing Group, Dorchester

 

Speakers:   Graham Colls, Chief Executive, Magna Housing Group; Jim Lyons, Regional Director, NHBC;  Andrew Carpenter,  Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association and Board Member of The Housing Forum; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for Dorset and Somerset that was published following the meeting.

 


 

May 2014: Central England, hosted by Kingspan Timber Solutions, Sandy, BedfordshireKingspan Timber Solutions

 

Speakers:   Paul McLeish, Sales Director

and Paul Newman, Technical Director, Kingspan Timber Solutions; Nick Cunningham, Regional Director Southern, NHBC; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the Regional Focus for Central England that was published following the meeting. 

 


 

March 2014: Midlands, hosted by emh Homes, Coalville, Leicesteremh group

 

Speakers:  Jim Patman, Executive Director - DevelopmentEMHG; Charlotte Hill, Head of Programme, Performance and Strategy - Midlands, HCA; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

 

 

 

 

Read the Regional Focus for the Midlands that was published following the meeting. 

 


 

February 2014:  Kent, hosted by Kent Housing Group at Ashford Borough Council Chambers

 Kent Housing Group

Speakers:   Rob Jarman, Head of Planning and Development, Maidstone Borough Council,  Elizabeth Mitchell, Development and Regeneration Officer, Ashford BC; Dennis Seal, Director, Kier Residential Investments; Darren Welch, Business Development Director, Bouygues Group (Denne); Tr

acey Kerly, Chair of Kent Housing Group; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

 

 

 

Read the Regional Focus for Kent that was published following the meeting

 

 


 

 

January 2014: North West, hosted by Fusion21, LiverpoolFusion21

Speakers:  Dave Neilson, Chief Executive, Fusion21; Ian Davies, Regional Director North West,  NHBC; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for the North West that was published following the meeting.

 


 

October 2013: Midlands, hosted by asra Housing Group, Nottinghamasra housing group

 

Speakers:  Lisa Culhane, Group Head of Development & Regeneration, asra Housing Group; Chris Derzypilskyj, Regional Business Manager, NHBC

 

Read the Regional Focus for the Midlands that was published following the meeting.

 


 

 

 

October 2013East London & Essex, hosted by Swan Housing Group, EssexSwan Housing Group

 

Speakers: John Synnuck, Chief Executive, Swan Housing Group; Steve Catt, Regional Director South East, NHBC, Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for East London and Essex that was published following the meeting.

 

 


 

 

July 2013: North East, hosted by Home Group, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Home Group

 

Speakers:  Ian Tallentire, Development Director, Home Group; Karen Anderson, Chair Architecture and Design Scotland; Mark Shucksmith, Director, Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal, Newcastle University; Dhruv Sookhoo, Head of Design, Home Group; Bobby Chakravarthy, Associate Partner (Head of Architecture) Arcus Consulting 

 

Read the Regional Focus for the North East that was published following the meeting.

 

 

 


 

 

June 2013: East Midlands, hosted by emha, Coalville, Leicesteremh group

 

Speakers:  Jim Patman, Group Development Director; East Midlands Housing Association, Gary Turner, Head of Partnerships and Investment Westleigh Developments; Westleigh Developments; Richard Hartshorn, Regional Director- East, NHBC; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for East Midlands that was published following the meeting.

 

 


 

 

February 2013:  North West, hosted by Your Housing Group, ManchesterYour Housing Group

 

Speakers:  Tony Webster, Regional Business Manager, NHBC; Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

 

Read the Regional Focus for the North West that was published following the meeting.

 


 

 

Archive from 2009: The Housing Forum has been organising Roundtable Regional Workshops, in all corners of England, for over five years. These Workshops share insight into the operation of local markets through high-level discussion and analysis. To obtain a copy of any of these outputs, please contact Laura Waind


Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive, Great Places; Andrew Greenwood, Partner at Arcus;

Katie Saunders of Trowers and Hamlins LLP; Frances Chaplin, PRP; Bobby Chakravarthy, Arcus; Ian Davies, NHBC Regional Director