Sunday, 30 April 2017

Exhibitors and Sponsors 2017

Social Housing’s conferences are supported by some of the leading organisations working within the housing sector.


Headline Sponsor:


JCRA provides independent debt and hedging advisory services covering a wide array of sectors, including housing associations. We provide a number of services including Treasury Advice, Business Planning, M&A advice, Restructuring and Funding (bank and capital markets) advice and origination.

JCRA’s social housing and bond advisory business has grown with the recent buyout of Canaccord’s debt markets team. This has added an enhanced range of experience and capability to the JCRA social housing team, particularly in the private placement and bond markets. The team has advised over 50 housing associations across the UK and has been involved in raising over £7bn of debt for housing associations in the past 20 years. JCRA is now one of the largest firms of independent financial advisors to the social housing sector in Europe.

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Research Partner:


Savills Housing Division provides a unique consultancy service to housing associations, local authorities, universities and residential investors throughout the UK. Combining development consultants, valuers, building surveyors, treasury specialists and management consultants we provide an integrated service to our clients across the UK. Our track record ensures we are consulted by government departments and agencies, lenders, professional bodies and stakeholders. Clients benefit from our focus on value for money, viability, de-risking and delivery while ensuring our advice is of the highest quality.

For further information please contact Robert Grundy, Head of Housing: / 020 7409 5995


Registration Sponsor:


Altair is a specialist housing consultancy that works across the UK and Ireland with a focus on adding value for our clients. Our team is second to none, with a wealth of top-level management experience in the housing association, local government, private, public and voluntary sectors. We provide creative solutions to the varied and rapidly changing challenges facing complex and diverse organisations today, driving service improvement and delivering results.

As part of General Industries plc, we also work closely with our sister company Murja and its experienced team of treasury management specialists. That’s another reason why working with Altair helps organisations achieve their objectives, driven by our unique perspective into the rapidly changing market and political landscape.


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PowerObjects, an HCL Company, is a recognized Microsoft partner and a leader in delivering Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions through unparalleled offerings of service, support, education and add-ons. Winner of the 2015 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Cloud Partner of the Year, PowerObjects’ team of award-winning CRM expert’s help organisations increase productivity, streamline business processes and build better relationships.

PowerObjects' custom housing solution, built on Microsoft’s suite of products, help housing organisations harness the power of the Microsoft Cloud to drive change in their business by reducing costs, improving the customer experience, managing growth and ultimately helping housing organisations look to the future with an integrated Microsoft platform for both the back and front office.



Allia is a pioneer in creating social finance funding mechanisms to help finance the growth of impact ventures that aim to make a positive social or environmental impact.


CAF Bank provides lending, banking and deposit account services for housing associations, as well as for other charities and not-for-profit organisations. Come and talk to us, if you are seeking a trusted and reliable home for your funds, to earn a return from cash reserves, or to finance a new development or renovation of existing stock.

We are owned by a charity, driven by a social purpose, and trusted by customers with over £1 billion of deposits.

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Charity Bank is an ethical bank that exists to lend to organisations with a social purpose. Our mission is to use loan finance to support charities and social enterprises, so you can be confident that we’ll work with you side-by-side.

You can apply for loans from £50,000 to £3.25 million and more in partnership with other lenders. What matters to us isn't maximising profits but a shared idea about the world we want to live in.

If you're looking for a bank that shares your values, why not work with us?

Hometrack is the residential property market specialist and the partner of choice for public sector organisations, housebuilders, lenders, participants in capital markets, and investors.
We provide objective, board-ready evidence and insight to help businesses across the property ecosystem to make informed business and strategy decisions about the residential property market.
Founded in the UK in 1999, we expanded to Australia in 2007 and are trusted by major mortgage lenders, housing authorities and property developers in both countries. Our market-leading automated valuation model (‘AVM’) was launched in 2002 and is now used by 17 of the top 20 UK mortgage lenders.


Insight Investment is a leading global asset manager delivering solutions to clients across liquidity solutions, liability driven investment, active fixed income, absolute return, multi-asset and currency risk management.

Located across the globe, our clients include corporates, pension funds, local authorities, insurers, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers, financial institutions, charities and private individuals. Our investment strategies are designed to evolve dynamically to meet changing needs and stay ahead of market developments. Most recently, Insight launched an innovative Government Liquidity Fund that offers UK government debt as collateral and diversifies counterparty exposure away from banks. Find out more at our stand.

Lloyds Bank are the best at understanding your business and delivering the whole bank to support your goals. We advise housing associations of all sizes on debt funding, accessing capital markets and other financing options available to them. Our dedicated team provides clients with unique insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.


Pay360 by Capita is a UK based Payment Service Provider (PSP) with offices in London, Bath and Greater Manchester.

Operating in both the public and private sector, Pay360 services a wide array of clients ranging from government to gaming and in 2016, processed over 225 million transactions valued at over £9.5bn.

We offer clients a unique perspective on doing business in and with the housing sector - a perspective informed by working with clients engaged in the delivery, funding and policy of housing at all levels both nationally and internationally. We act for Registered Providers, private entities, institutional investors, local authorities, ALMOs, house builders, developers, contractors and Government agencies.


Winckworth Sherwood is a leading adviser in the residential property market. Our expertise covers the full range of legal issues which affect our clients' businesses. Our Social Housing Finance team advises funders, borrowers and investors on all aspects of funding, joint ventures, diversification, structuring, regulation and asset management of property portfolios and mixed use development finance. We advise on all aspects of finance including traditional bank debt, listed bonds, private placements, equity investment and hybrid arrangements. We have a passionate commitment to our clients who include registered providers of all sizes, from all members of the G15 to much smaller organisations, developers, national house building companies, local authorities and ALMOs.