Coventry and Warwickshire has fully harnessed the power of place over the last seven years. It has spawned events which now attract hundreds of thousands of visitors, it created a network of around 150 strategic businesses to tell the area’s story and has raised the national profile of the region.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board – made up of business people, the CWLEP and local authorities – has introduced, and given support to, a string of initiatives. Most prominently it ensured that the bid for 2021 UK City of Culture had a strong national press presence, which proved key in Coventry’s success.
Executive director, finance - Silva Homes
"Excellent format, combining bite-size insights into a number of key topics from a wide range of speakers. Apps for Q&A and in-conference polling were used effectively by the chair."
"The Social Housing Finance Conference provided a fantastic learning opportunity on how the leading social housing associations are financing themselves and how this impacts their organisation."
Executive management team - Local Space
"This is one of the best value for money conferences I have attended with every session providing a useful insight at the very least and some being unmissable."
"All Chief Executives and Directors of Housing Associations should attend this Conference!"
Finance director - Arhag Housing Association
"As a newbie to the Housing Sector, having moved over from the charity sector - one appreciates that finance is finance, but the conference presented probing questions to answer or walk away and consider. Personally, I learnt a lot and had a good day to soak up SH Finance issues and knowledge. Well worth attending!"