Homes for Scotland Conference 2018

Delivering More Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland's 7th annual one day conference will consider, challenge and debate the key issues affecting our industry's ability to deliver more homes for Scotland.  As well as providing a platform to formally launch HFS' new five-year strategy, the event will cover: 

  • build out rates
  • land and planning 
  • company and skill capacity
  • quality and satisfaction

Session one - Delivering more homes

Session contributors:

Nicola Barclay - Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland (session Chair)

Aileen Campbell MSP - Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Keynote speaker)

The Local Authority Perspective
Nicola Dickie - Chief Officer of Children and Young People, COSLA

The Practical Delivery of More Homes
John Low - Vice Chair, Homes for Scotland

The role of lenders in Delivering More
Douglas Cochrane - Chair, UK Finance

Formal Launch of HFS strategy
Nicola Barclay - Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland

Session two - Planning, Land & Delivery

Session contributors:

Tammy Swift-Adams - Director of Planning, Homes for Scotland (session Chair)

The Planning Bill: Where are we now and where are we going?
Ewan MacLeod - Partner, Shepherd & Wedderburn

Land and Housing Supply: It's about more than just build out rates
Dr Sarah Payne - Co-Investigator, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Research

Sharing Value, Sharing Effort: Delivering More Through a Partnership Approach
Shona Glenn - Head of Policy & Research - Land, Scottish Land Commission

Pauline Mills - Land & Planning Director, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland (Panel member)

Session three - capacity of industry to deliver more

Session contributors:

Karen Campbell - Director of Policy, Homes for Scotland (session Chair)

Small builders - is there scope to grow?
Andy Pearson - Ambassador for Small Scale Home Builders

It All Comes Down to Money – How Do We Source the Finance Needed to Build More Homes?
Dr John Boyle - Director - Research & Strategy, Rettie & Co

New housing construction skills and delivering future communities
Professor Sean Smith - Chair of Scottish Government short life working group on skills 

David Knight - Managing Director, Avant Homes Scotland (Panel member)

Session four - Delivering quality and increasing satisfaction

Session contributors:

Ken Gillespie - Chair, Homes for Scotland (session chair)

When things go wrong
Keith Carnegie - Chief Operating Officer, Bovis Homes

Customers at the heart of housing delivery
Elaine Melrose - Group Director of Resources, Wheatley Group

Five star builder satisfaction
Ed Monaghan - Chief Executive Officer, Mactaggart & Mickel Group Ltd

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With thanks to our headline sponsor

With thanks to our headline sponsor