EN:ACE 2019 Opening Doors in Yorkshire & Humber

Event Programme

Thursday 11 July 2019 Leeds Royal Armouries

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Main Stage

10.00  Welcome Address
Efficiency North Chair Jackie Axelby MBA, MBE and Harry Gration MBE will set the scene on the state of the housing sector in our region.

10.10 Opening doors in Yorkshire & Humber
Efficiency North Chief Executive Lee Parkinson on how the organisation is creating opportunities for landlords and communities.

10.30 Apprenticeships and Training
Panel Debate: Hosted by Harry Gration MBE, with Jeremy Wright, Partnerships Manager, CITB; Martyn Price MBE, Chair of CCATF; Richard Hinchliffe, Board Director EN:Able Futures; Ian Billyard, Chair, EN:Able Communities CIO Board of Trustees; Lee Parkinson, Chief Executive, Efficiency North.

This panel will explore the risks and opportunities in what is a dynamic apprenticeships and training landscape and consider what the construction sector can do to maximise the potential of existing and new people into the industry. Key issues including the apprenticeship levy, T levels, skills shortages and future skills will be explored with questions from the audience and outside of the event using Slido.

11.30 Affordable New Housing
Panel Debate: Hosted by Harry Gration MBE, with Nick Winney, Director, Real Estates Group, Walker Morris LLP; Simon Bishop – Head of Delivery, Home Group; Hilary Brady, Group Head of Development, Together Housing Group; Lee Parkinson, Chief Executive, Efficiency North.

This panel will explore the progress made and the challenges faced by the region's registered providers of social housing in meeting the demand for new affordable housing. Key issues including land availability, sector capacity, modern methods of construction and the relationship between design / cost will be explored with questions from the audience and outside of the event using Slido.

12.30 - 13.30 BUFFET LUNCH



14.20 PLENARY KEYNOTE  Looking toward the future: the role of Advanced Technology in Housing. Professor Jonathan D. Linton, PHD, PEng, MBA, BESc, BSc, Chair in Operations and Technology Management and Director of the Emerging Technology Supply Chain (ETSC) Management Research Centre at the University of Sheffield, Editor-in-Chief of Technovation and Foreign Co-Head of the Science Technology Studies Laboratory of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

14.45 SOCIAL VALUE AWARDS PRESENTATION introduced by Harry Gration MBE

15.15 CLOSING COMMENTS  Efficiency North Chair Jackie Axelby MBA, MBE

Brain Gym

Give your housing mental muscle a thorough workout in our pacey programme of 15-minute knowledge-sharing and innovation workshops.



10.30 Unlocking land, delivering new homes  EN:Able Build’s unique approach to land development to supply affordable new homes.  TBA

10.50 The anatomy of a land led deal    Kevin Knott, New Build Manager and Lauren Riley, Programme Manager, EN:Able Build

11.10 The Faraday Case: could this put the brakes on land led deals? Richard Butterworth, Senior Associate, Walker Morris LLP

11.30 Extinction Rebellion What can Social Housing do to help reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025? Bobby Chakravarthy, Arcus Partner and Head of Architecture; David Kemp, Sustainability & Growth, Procure Plus

11.50 The Good, The Bad and the Future - Crib Lane
Case study of the challenges of managing a high rise estate in Calderdale, demolition and future new build. George Paterson, Together Housing Group; Darren Payne, Client Services Director, Rhodar; Julie Smith, Employers Agent, SDA Consulting; Kevin Knott, New Build Manager

12.10 Waste to Wealth  How can organisations make the most out of precious resources, waste as little as possible and find ways of turning the waste we do create into new wealth? Elizabeth Edgington, Environmental Lead, BITC


13.00 Yorkshire First  What’s made the EN:Able Futures Shared Apprenticeship Service the largest and most successful SAS operating in the UK today? Led by Julie Deeley, Head of Operations, EN:Able Futures

13.20 Grow Your Own Talent  Is there a better way to cultivate your future workforce now, working with your supply chain through the Academy model? Led by CEG with one of their apprentices TBA

13.40 The Only Way is Up  How construction employment and training can make social mobility a reality by offering a step up the ladder for disadvantaged communities.  Introducing the new Humber Construction Hub. Paul Mitchell, Social Value Manager, EN:Able Futures; Nigel Hollington, Training/Site Manager, Humber Construction Hub

14.00 How to Max Out on Credit EN:Procure’s new Social Value Credits and how to make the most of the new system to benefit your organisation and tenant communities. Led by Simeon Perry, Head of Operations, EN:Able Communities CIO;  Peter Jordan, Communities Director, Newground Together; Alex Sinclair, Mazars