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The past 18 months have been a particularly tumultuous time for housing providers: rent reductions, a new government and uncertainty over green funding, the need to cut back on expenditure and find new sources of finance is more vital than ever. This sometimes means cutting back on sustainability – but this doesn’t need to be the case. Baker Homes will be bringing you a conference that will help you navigate the choppy waters of this brave new world, but without leaving sustainability behind.

At the SHIFT national conference Brave New World: Saving money, efficiencies and new finance, delegates are offered the opportunity to spend a comprehensive and practical day exploring new ways of delivering warm, sustainable homes whilst using sustainable thinking to contribute to the success of your business. Hear from those striving for ways to operate more efficiently, reduce costs and improve the quality of what they do. We will be also be exploring alternative funding and investment models in such challenging times.

By attending this SHIFT conference you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the impact of energy efficiency on social landlords' income and business plans
  • Learn from best practice and "lean & green" case studies, where landlords are delivering outstanding organisational cost savings without compromising their sustainability ethos
  • Become aware of alternative funding pots and green investment options for your business

Join us in Manchester for a day packed with interesting topics, experienced speakers, and networking. 

Knowledgeable panel of speakers
Steve Cole
Policy Leader 
National Housing Federation

Funding pots: ECO and RHI funding, EU funding, Energiesprong & the Bonfield Review

Andrew Piper
Sustainability Manager

The cost savings we made on our route to improved environmental performance

Louise Archer
Executive Property Director
Broadland Housing Association

Exploring new ways of delivering warm affordable homes through operational efficiencies and alternative funding pots

Matt James
Associate Director

Exploring opportunities in the brave new world

Gearóid Lane
Chief Executive Officer

The world of energy efficiency funding

Richard Lupo
Senior Sustainability Consultant
Baker Homes

Touching the voids: The impact of energy efficiency on social landlord income and business plans

Bevan Jones
Managing Director
Baker Homes

Bevan will be chairing the event




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Excellent location
Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016


10:30 Arrival and registration | 11:00 Start | 16:30 Finish and networking


Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester
M2 3JL (map)

**Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day** 

If you have any queries, please contact:
Emma Jones | | 0208 973 0381
Joana Malato | | 0208 973 0405


"There was lots of practical advice for industry, with well-presented talks.Thanks for a great event!"

Bethany Wilks
Catalyst Housing

"Excellent day, well done. A day of high standards as usual,"

Lewis Lowe
Octavia Housing and Care