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.
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.