Ocean Media Group is a well established business employing more than 150 staff, with three offices in London, Coventry and Ede in the Netherlands. We have a core asset base comprising three market leading businesses one of which is Social Housing, which includes Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing Annual Conference and exhibition. We also have a portfolio of other trade and consumer exhibitions and magazines in the Bridal, Motorcycle, Building and Event industries.
Inside Housing is the only weekly magazine solely dedicated to covering social housing, providing unrivalled access to the social housing sector, having served it for over 25 years with widely read and highly respected editorial. Inside Housing is the market leader and has a long standing following of 24,000 readers.
Turning policy initiatives into delivery opportunities
Our interest is in cities and how their infrastructure and built environment can become more energy and resource efficient. In particular our events explore how a city's policy initiatives translate into delivery opportunities for the private sector. Base City events also address the relationship between sustainable development, economic growth and inward investment.
Base events are characterised by very high quality content and speakers, which in turn attract a senior and influential private and public sector community. As a result our events provide unrivalled routes to market for organisations looking to profit from the burgeoning low-carbon city renewal activity.
We actively seek to identify and develop events in cities with progressive and ambitious low-carbon plans that offer the best growth and business development opportunities. We run annual Base events in London, Glasgow and Leeds and have just announced 2 new shows in Birmingham (April 2013) and Nantes in France (June 2013).
Buildoffsite is a UK based business organisation that promotes:
- increased use of offsite methods across all sectors of the UK construction market
- innovation in the development of offsite solutions
- more effective promotion of business and project benefits by offsite solution suppliers
- improved understanding by clients and suppliers of the benefits of offsite solutions
- education and skills development in the use of offsite solutions
- debate, discussion and knowledge transfer relating to the use of offsite solutions
- Buildoffsite is a membership organisation with members from a wide range of UK and International client, supply, professional services and academic organisations.
BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. We help clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses - and we support the innovation needed to achieve this.
The Department for Communities and Local Government's job is to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area.
Responsible for the following:
- Supporting local government by giving them the power to act for their community - without interference from central government
- Helping communities and neighbourhoods to solve their own problems so neighbourhoods are strong, attractive and thriving
- Working with local enterprise partnerships and enterprise zones to help the private sector gro
- Making the planning system work more efficiently and effectively
- Supporting local fire and rescue authorities so that they’re able to respond to emergencies and reduce the number and impact of fires
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change.
- Energy security – making sure UK businesses and households have secure supplies of energy for light and power, heat and transport
- Action on climate change – leading government efforts to mitigate climate change, both through international action and cutting UK greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 (including by sourcing at least 15% of our energy from renewables sources by 2020)
- Renewable energy – sourcing at least 15% of our energy from renewable sources by 2020
- Affordability – delivering secure, low-carbon energy at the least cost to consumers, taxpayers and the economy
- Fairness – making sure the costs and benefits of our policies are distributed fairly so that we protect the most vulnerable and fuel poor households and address competitiveness problems faced by energy intensive industries
- Supporting growth – delivering our policies in a way that maximises the benefits to the economy in terms of jobs, growth and investment, including by making the most of our existing oil and gas reserves and seizing the opportunities presented by the rise of the global green economy managing the UK’s energy legacy safely, securely and cost effectively
Climate change is a major threat to humanity, fuel bills continue to rise and our reliance on imported energy continues to grow. The UK is committed to achieving an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. To address these challenges we all need to reduce our energy consumption and accelerate a move to sustainable, low carbon lifestyles.
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the UK's largest trade association in the building industry, with national offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, supported by additional regional offices. Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized building firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit-making, lobbying continuously for members’ interests at both national and local levels.
The GLA is responsible for the strategic administration of Greater London. It shares local government powers with the councils of 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation. It was created to improve the coordination between the local authorities in Greater London.
Housing Association Building & Maintenance is devoted to building product specifiers in the housing association market. Our readers include architects, surveyors, housing managers, main contractors, maintenance professionals and those involved with development and planning.
Housebuilder & Developer has become an increasingly wide-ranging and valuable resource for housebuilders, developers and housing asssociations involved in the design and construction of small to large-scale housing developments across the UK.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) helps create successful communities by making more homes and business premises available to the residents and businesses who need them. Alongside regulating social housing providers in England.
The Institute for Sustainability is an independent charity established in 2009 to support cross sector collaboration and innovation. The Institute’s mission is to significantly accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities. It does this by driving innovative demonstration projects and developing programmes to actively capture and share learning and best practice.
The challenges and unprecedented cuts faced recently by the housing sector have been persistent, leaving everyone involved still reeling from the changes. With this in mind, the team at Kirona, the hosts of INMOTION, have decided to once again have the event centre around ways to help the industry make positive changes in the most cost effective ways possible.
Local Authority Building & Maintenance (LABM) is dedicated to building product specifiers involved in the diverse local authority sector. Our readers include council specifiers, housing and maintenance managers, building surveyors, contractors, architects and education and health authorities.
The National Federation of ALMOs is the trade body representing 41 arms length management organisations (ALMOs). The NFA represents the interests of ALMOs at national level. In addition to lobbying and negotiating with central government on behalf of ALMOs, the NFA runs a website, organises events, regional meetings and an annual conference for its members as well as providing advice, training and briefings.
The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members – in the UK and overseas – at the peak of their profession. With government, we work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.
Advancing standards in land, property and construction.RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.
Social Housing magazine provides finance news and business intelligence for housing sector professionals.
Are you involved in development or maintenance of homes? Noticed that standards keep changing?
Get to grips with it all with our training courses:
- Qualify as a Code for Sustainable Homes assessor
- Qualify as a Green Deal Advisor
- Attend Resident Engagement: Saving on energy bills
- Understand Housing Quality Indicators (HQIs) – the quality standards required by the Homes and Communities Agency
- Understand how to refurbish homes to 80% less carbon
Want to know how sustainable your organisation is? Join the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT). Benchmark your performance for future improvements.
If you are planning a major retrofitting programme, fuel poverty strategy, preparing for the Green Deal or Renewable Heat Incentive you may also be interested in our Carbon Reduction Options for Housing Managers (CROHM). This provides a whole-stock carbon assessment, providing recommendations on how to improve both buildings and resident energy use and behaviour.
AECOM was created to design, build, finance and operate the world’s infrastructure. Whether we serve clients at one phase of the project lifecycle or throughout it, our role is to apply creative vision, technical expertise, interdisciplinary insight, and local experience to address complex challenges in new and better ways. We help our clients deliver critical resources and services, improve the places where people live and work, and sustain a world in which we can all flourish.
Brian Baily and Graham Garner established Baily Garner in September 1976 as Chartered Building Surveyors with the simple vision of offering a highly professional personal service based upon traditional values with fresh ideas. In 2003 Baily Garner was registered as a Limited Liability Partnership. From our humble beginning we have enjoyed organic growth and now comprise over 150 professionals operating from our head office in London with a regional office in Birmingham.
Part of the Climate Energy Group – one of the UK’s leading independent energy efficiency companies – and with more than 10 years’ experience in working in the UK construction industry, Climate Energy Homes is a market-leading Fabric First and Passivhaus build system supplier and partner. Through our exclusive, pre-certified ecoTECH Build Systems, we offer precision engineered, integrated build systems that deliver low energy homes at a cost equal to traditional build.
HWO is a RIBA chartered practice, founded in 2003 by Nicolas Khalili and Rejane Salgado. Our experience is extensive, and spans residential and commercial projects. We design, and we also manage works. We have that rare thing, a planning record that’s 100% successful. We create value through redevelopment, look for solutions and control costs. We are owner-managed and because of this, impartial. Every HWO design is an original, inspired and shaped by the needs of its user and the story they want to live when they step through the door. We sculpt natural light and play with structure to create a unique spatial experience. Our designs fit around you, and embrace your site.
Keepmoat is a national market leader in sustainable community regeneration, housing, and planned and responsive repairs to the UK housing industry. We have a strong and extensive track record in social housing solutions and the financial stability and capability to deliver on a national scale. We are a £1billion company with over 80 years’ experience in community regeneration and housebuilding, giving us the skills and experience to deliver better value, better quality services, in more areas. We specialise in creating great places to live, work and play. We aim to create communities, not just buildings, and our work has already touched the lives of millions of people across the UK.
Trusted procurement for better buildings and homes. Our free to use procurement frameworks help local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies make more informed choices about the products and services they need for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social housing and public buildings.
Laing O’Rourke is committed to the development of a culture based on Excellence Plus performance. The Group sets stretching targets in all its operations globally and by applying the four elements of Excellence Plus performance – Client Focus, Innovation, Responsible Behaviour, People Development – it will achieve its vision to be the company of first choice for all stakeholders, able to challenge and change the poor practices synonymous with the construction industry, and compete alongside world-leading businesses.
We have housing and care operations in every region of the UK and in every kind of community – from remote rural villages to inner cities and industrial heartlands. We work in some of the most socially deprived areas of the country and we feel a strong sense of responsibility towards finding ways to improve the long terms prospects of the people who live in these communities.This philosophy has always been at the heart of Mears. By engaging with our customers, we find ways of utilising our skills and experience to carry out community-based projects that will make a difference to the lives of the people we work alongside.
We specialise in strategic outsourcing and energy services, bringing together the expertise and capabilities of Mitie to help our clients achieve their organisational goals. In simple terms, we find out what our clients want and use our people and technology to help them get it as efficiently as possible. Whether that is facilities management solutions, lower occupancy costs or energy performance guarantees, we’re the company you should be talking to.
Osborne is one of the leading construction businesses in the UK. As a family-owned business, we have the freedom and flexibility to take a different approach. We focus on creating structures and spaces that provide an environment for people to thrive in, and solutions for our customers that provide a better experience during the creation.
As the only national procurement organisation dedicated to the needs of the social housing sector, PfH is an essential business tool for social landlords. The consortium generates substantial savings by harnessing the collective purchasing power of housing organisations. By reducing procurement costs, organisations can reinvest resources in front-line services, decent homes and vibrant neighbourhoods.
Ventive was formed around the importance of fresh air. Our founder, Tom Lipinski, renowned in the Cleantech and Green Building arenas, had a vision that almost all the air we breathe, within the built environment, could be introduced comfortably without the need for further power, heating or cooling.
Wheatley Group – which currently comprises four social landlords, a care organisation and two commercial subsidiaries – is named after John Wheatley, the Glasgow MP who became known as the father of social housing. The Group spans 15 local authority areas across Central Scotland, providing homes and award-winning services to over 120,000 people. All parts of the Group are firmly rooted in their local communities. However, by joining forces, our partner organisations are delivering much more for their customers than they could on their own. And, by using their combined size and scale, they are contributing to improving housing, care and regeneration at a national level.
Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting, residential development and property support company. Group chief executive Rick Willmott is the fifth generation to lead our business, which was ranked as the 40th largest private company in the UK by the 2015 Sunday Times Top Track list. Being a large company means we have the scale to create a huge and lasting positive impact on our society. This is not only done through what we build and maintain; it’s achieved through the fantastic efforts of our people who make a major contribution to enhancing their local communities.