Homes UK - Fusion21 Buy Smarter Zone & Seminar Theatre 2019

Visit our Buy Smarter Zone 

at Homes UK 2019

Join us at the UK’s largest and most senior-level event for the housing and residential sector, attended by professionals from every stage of the property lifecycle and taking place on the 27th and 28th November at ExCel London.

For the second year running, we'll be hosting our Buy Smarter Zone & Seminar Theatre, offering two-days of high-level seminar content in addition to exhibiting alongside our supply partners. Come and chat to our team of technical procurement experts and enjoy a coffee on us.

2019 Seminar Programme:

View our seminar programme and a list of keynote speakers below. This programme is being developed and updated regularly. 

27th November

11:00-11:45am Hackitt and procuring for quality and safety: The bigger picture Chair: Mark Chadwick, Director of Business Services at Fusion21


  • Adrian Dobson, Executive Director Professional Services at Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Bobby Chakravarthy, Partner at Arcus Consulting
  • Martin Cawthorn, Director of Procurement at L&Q
  • Michael Hill, Business Development Manager at TPAS
  • Rebecca Rees, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins


Procuring for quality

Chair: John Beckford, Non-Executive Director at Fusion21


  • Andrew Gray, Member Relationship Manager at Fusion21
  • Katie Durie, Senior Procurement Sourcing Manager at Nottingham City Homes
  • Peter Nourse, Director of Assets at Clarion Housing Group


Managing procurement in a changing political landscape

Chair: Chris Murray, Chair of Fusion21 Ltd and Fusion21 Foundation


  • Duncan Brock, Director at Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
  • Rebecca Rees, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins
  • Mark Astbury, Partner at Ridge and Partners


Driving performance through collaborative supplier relationships

Chair: Phil Woodhead, Category Manager (Compliance) at Fusion21


  • John Wallace, Procurement Director at Metropolitan Thames Valley
  • Louise McMahon, Business Integration Manager at Kier Group & Institute of Collaborative Working Foundation Member
  • Matt Clarke, Director at MCP Property Services
  • Peter Francis, Director of Operations at Fusion21


Procurement and social value

Chair: Rachael Atkin, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Fusion21


  • Carol Connah, Group Procurement Officer at The Barnet Group
  • Sophie Seddon, Head of Client Engagement and Communication at Novus
  • Paul Roberts, Director of Social Investment and CSR at Guinness Partnership


Placemaking, regeneration and social investment

Chair: Andrew Gray, Member Relationship Manager at Fusion21


  • David Warburton, Head of Land and Development at West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Ellen Halstead, Director Strategy and Programme at Peabody
  • Fiona Williamson, Group Manager Property and Place at Dacorum Borough Council
  • Joanne Drew, Director of Housing and Regeneration at London Borough of Enfield


28th November


Fit for the future: Towards sustainable and affordable homes using modular construction

Chair: Dr John Beckford, Non-Executive Director at Fusion21


  • Dr Corina Shika Kwami, Policy Advisor at The Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Jeff Endean, Director at Cast Consultancy
  • Michael Cleaver, 4i Solutions and Former Director of The Housing Forum
  • Simon Walker, Managing Director at Homes by Carlton Ltd


Unlocking the value of working with SMEs in the housing sector

Chair: Nick Verburg, Procurement & Supply Chain Manager at Fusion21


  • Kirsty Bower, Head of Procurement at Clarion Housing Group
  • Chris Salmon, Senior Bid Manager at McIntyre Electrical
  • Nick Haycock, Managing Director at NPA 24/7


Greener and more energy efficient homes by 2050: How do we get there?

Chair: Oliver Mooney, Category Manager (Construction) at Fusion21


  • Chris Jofeh, Consultant at Arup, Welsh Government Advisory Group of the Decarbonisation of Existing Housing
  • Paul Jenkins, Director of Assets and Sustainability at Thirteen Group
  • Alison Crompton, Regional Director Sustainable Development Group at AECOM
  • Dr Ian Chilvers, Chief Power Systems Engineer at Smart Power Systems
  • Michael Spencer, Executive Director at British American Energy


Case study: Procuring 100% on quality

Chair: Kirsty Bower, Head of Procurement at Clarion Housing


  • Michelle van Toop, Associate Director of Procurement and Contracting at NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group



Complimentary Passes for Fusion21 Members

We are offering free complimentary passes for Fusion21 members offering access to the conference and exhibition. Click here to secure your free place. Fusion21 members under the "exhibition visit type", select the second option and enter the code FUSION21 to register for free.  

Our 2018 Buy Smarter Theatre

North Devon Council
Vale of Aylesbury Housing
Waltham Forest Council
Royal Holloway University of London
Camden City Council
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Health and Social Care Information Centre
South Tees Site Company
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Silva Homes
East Sussex County Council
Uttlesford District Council
Housing Solutions
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Chester & District Housing Trust
Watford Borough Council
Broadland Housing Group
Ensemble Purchasing
Bron Afon
Glasgow Housing Association


If you're a public sector organisation working with the social housing, local authority, education, blue light or health sectors you’re eligible for Fusion21 membership – benefiting from our fully managed procurement services.

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