Reflecting on Housing 2024

  03 July, 2024      Industry Insights
Reflecting on Housing 2024

We’re delighted to have had a successful presence at Housing 2024, a key event in our annual calendar. The three-day event sees stakeholders from across the housing sector come together at Manchester Central to discuss and collaborate to identify solutions.

Decarbonising the sector was once again a key topic at Housing, and our team were able to showcase Novus’ expertise on achieving this shared goal. We were proud to discuss our dedicated Sustain service with visitors to our stand throughout the event, demonstrating how we can help social housing landlords achieve an EPC rating of C or above by 2030 through whole house retrofit programmes.

As well as welcoming visitors to our stand and providing information on the services we offer, we hosted a drinks reception for delegates. It was a huge success with over 100 people attending, providing the ideal opportunity for those across the housing sector to network in a relaxed environment.

Novus was a proud sponsor at the annual ‘Housing Rocks’ event, which brought together delegates from the conference to watch the Euros and take part in ‘Rockaoke’ live music, in aid of the More Than Homes campaign, which aims to raise £1m for the Trussel Trust.

What’s more, Sophie Seddon-Hall, Claire Bailey-Jones and Gemma Edwards attended the Women in Social Housing (WISH) fringe event as regional Board members. WISH is a Community Interest Company dedicated to encouraging new female talent to the social housing sector through supporting women in their career progression and working towards gender equality, including through reducing the gender pay gap – something we’re passionate about here at Novus.

Sophie and Claire also took part in an invite-only roundtable discussion with the National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) on culture, skills and training. The discussion brought to light some of the challenges our industry faces, including how to encourage the next generation into the industry, the current challenges our sector faces and how we can effectively retain staff.

We’ve enjoyed playing a part at Housing 2024, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event!

Sustain: helping the housing sector achieve a sustainable future

Sustain: helping the housing sector achieve a sustainable future

Decarbonisation remains a widely discussed topic within the construction industry, including across the housing sector. Achieving carbon neutral homes is a major aspect of the government’s Net Zero targets, resulting in the introduction of funding schemes to support housing associations and local authorities in decarbonising their existing assets.


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