Invest to Save – 2017 Conference

In the words of CHIC’s Chair of the Board Andy Howarth it was “the best one yet”.

While we believe this is the case every year, we have the numbers to support this with 37 exhibitors (with six partnering organisations sponsoring the event itself) and 200 registered delegates attending for what was a great event, showcasing what a managed supply chain service can achieve.  As well as providing in depth workshops for our social housing colleagues. Andy went on to describe CHIC’s success in managing members’ saving in excess of £35million in 5 years, with more to come in the future.

Invest to Save – 2017 Conference Highlights

The Conference was kick started by a great “Call to Arms!” by BBC’s Home Editor, Mark Easton. Mark described the current political landscape while observing the strength and benefits of organisations working together to build more homes along with the importance of active, quality asset management to prioritise existing homes.

CHIC celebrated the achievements of partnering with its membership and supply chain, and we were particularly pleased to introduce those trainees winning awards in the 3rd annual CHIC Trainee of the Year presentation. We’ve looked at programmes that the supply chain has worked on for our members, and the young exceptional trainees that were put forward received a commemorative trophy, certificate and gift card for all their hard work. Congratulations go out to:

  • Trainee of the Year (Leaving): Luke Mulliner (Novus Property Solutions)
  • Trainee of the Year (Starting): Steven Chipps (Jewson)
  • Highly Commended: Ben Taylor (Nationwide Windows)
  • Highly Commended: Gareth Maclean (Axiom Building Solutions)
  • Highly Commended: Reece Stacey Jones (Novus Property Solutions)

We always put together in depth seminars that are not only CPD certified but provide valuable & extensive information on successful CHIC models that we employ.  The workshops were chaired and presented by a wide range of Members and Suppliers sharing real experiences. We are hugely grateful for their input.