North West Housing Conference Returns to Liverpool

North West businesses will have the opportunity to hear the expert views of some of the leading figures from the housing sector on the wide-ranging changes being faced by social housing providers when the annual North West Housing Conference returns to Liverpool next month.

Mitchell Charlesworth and Brabners, both leading advisors to the social housing sector, are once again presenting the North West Housing Conference, which takes place on Friday 14 November 2014 at Liverpool’s BT Convention Centre. 


The keynote speakers at this year's conference have been confirmed as Ashwin Kumar, Director, Liverpool Economics and Professor Duncan Maclennan CBE FRSE, Director, Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre and Centre for Housing Research at University of St Andrews. The event will be chaired by Simon Nunn, Assistant Director, External Affairs and Member Relations, National Housing Federation.

The conference includes a panel session called "Taking the Roof off Housing", where delegates will have the opportunity to put questions to a panel made up of Bill Davies, Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research, Dr Michael Birkett, Group Chief Executive, The Regenda Group, Sasha Deepwell, Deputy Chief Executive, Wulvern Housing and Julie Fadden, Chief Executive, South Liverpool Homes.

Welfare Reform, the increasing need to cater for an ageing demographic and the necessity to build and provide more homes are just some of the challenges currently facing the social housing sector. The conference will explore developments in policy and strategy and examine the economic realities facing the sector.

Social housing specialists will also present a series of workshops, offering practical advice on a range of topics specific to the sector including governance, housing management, risk and regulation.

The conference, which is aimed at registered providers, housing professionals, local authorities and other related businesses, is returning following the resounding success of last year’s event which saw more than 250 delegates and 20 exhibitors attend from across the UK.

NW Housing Conference 2013 Speakers
North West Housing Conference 2013
(L to R):
Paul Beardmore - Manchester City Council,
Councillor Ann O’Byrne - Liverpool City Council,
Alistair Fletcher –Brabners,
Rob Warm - National Housing Federation,
Paul Wainwright – Mitchell Charlesworth

Mitchell Charlesworth and Brabners are hosting the conference with financial and tactical support from a project group made up of Liverpool Mutual Homes, Plus Dane Group, Riverside, Symphony Housing Group, The Regenda Group and Your Housing Group – and partners CDP Print Management and Procure Plus.

The North West Housing Conference takes place at Liverpool’s BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront on Friday 14 November 2014.

The conference programme and booking form can be downloaded here, and for more information about booking a place as a delegate, please contact Reta Madgin at Brabners on 0151 600 3401 or

You can keep up to date with all comments arising from the conference by following our conference Twitter feed: @NWHousingConf or #NWHC2014

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