Sponsors & Supporters


We’ve been actively involved in Social Housing finance for over 15 years, and we’re proud to be one of the sector’s key supporters as we look to lend another £1bn to social housing this year.

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclayscorporate.com


Central Networks and Technologies Ltd

Central Networks & Technologies design, implement and support fully integrated IT solutions that drive efficiencies in business practices. We have been doing this for 25 years across both the public and private sector. The difference with Central, compared to other IT companies is that we retain our customer base. For example, some of our Housing Association customers have been with us for 18 years. Through trust, integrity, care and Communication our clients see our support desk as an extension to their own team, not a separate managed service, and involve us in their own technology business decisions and Strategies.


Fujitsu UK

Fujitsu is one of the top five information and communication technology providers in the world, with over 5 decades of experience delivering technology solutions to customers around the globe. We deliver cutting-edge IT products, services, solutions and support to over 100 countries. Our global corporate vision is to create a world where people are empowered by technology to; innovate, enrich lives, create new business opportunities, and improve society. We are proud that through technical innovation we are helping to shape a better world.


A family business that extends beyond its people – focused on building new relationships, improving lives & communities. Connolly Ltd specialise in the delivery of socially-focused builds and commercial projects that add value to local communities across the North West, North Wales and Yorkshire.


Our people give more to deliver an exceptional service to clients and customers to improve lives and communities.

We are a family owned, national contractor employing around 1,000 people.  In conjunction with a carefully selected number of partner suppliers and subcontractors we deliver planned maintenance and reactive maintenance, capital investment, refurbishment, reconfiguration and high quality new build programmes to a large number of valued clients across the housing, blue-light, education and care sectors.

In addition, we have industry-leading Energy Services expertise, specialising in making homes more energy-efficient, cheaper and easier to heat. We have an established track record of improving communities and creating better places for people to work and live.


Insurend are approved installers for most of the leading render suppliers in the UK. Over the last 7 years we have completed many jobs all over the UK for customers including – Northampton Borough Council, Southway Housing Trust, Alberts Shed,, Braemar Estates and hundreds of commercial & domestic jobs.


Founded in 2010, Mulbury has offices in Cheshire and Manchester and is a partner of choice for registered providers, care groups, global financial institutions and land owners across the UK.

Orchard Systems

With over 40 years experience, Orchard delivers people first solutions to the housing sector. Solutions with purpose, solving real problems in our customers’ lives. Orchard is your trusted partner, whether you’re on the path of business or digital transformation, want to achieve improved ROI through the management of your assets and income – or even mobilise your staff so that they can be more productive in the field. Find out more www.orchard-systems.co.uk  

Sovini Trade Supplies

Sovini Trade Supplies, a Northern builders’ merchants supplying quality products to the UK’s housing sector and beyond. A trusted supply chain solution and managed store service, with specialist knowledge and an understanding of the unique demands of the housing sector.

The award-winning organisation is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with the company recently introducing zero emission deliveries across the North. Sovini Trade Supplies works closely with clients to configure a tailored service which encourages efficiency savings through their innovative use of technology and commitment to pass on savings.

Sovini Trade Supplies has previously scooped Supplier of the Year at the inaugural Northern Housing Awards and shortlisted again in 2019.

Wates Living Space

Part of a fourth generation family-owned business, the Wates Group, Wates Living Space is the UK’s leading social housing maintenance provider, delivering planned and responsive maintenance programmes across over 500,000 properties every year for its local authority and housing association partners.