The conference, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, is the UK’s largest housing finance conference and will host over 1,000 attendees over two days at a time when the housing environment has never been as testing.
Housing Associations today are dealing with issues such as difficult lending prevails, changes to the accounting regime, record low capital grant levels and many more issues. Despite this, many housing associations have adopted a higher risk strategy to support government ambition to develop 170,000 affordable homes by 2015. This means that associations must squeeze every last drop of efficiency.
BCC have been working with housing associations and charities over the last 17 years to help them reduce electricity, gas, water and telecoms costs. BCC’s team will be on hand during the day to provide advice on reducing energy, water and telecoms costs and to highlight how their clients have saved thousands over the years.
Clients include associations such as Fife H.A., Glasgow West H.A., Grampian H.A, New Gorbals H.A., Paisley South H.A., Shettleston H.A., Thenew H.A. and Whiteinch & Scotstoun H.A., to name but a few. The company has a track record of savings, on average, of 15% of their client’s utility costs.
Donald Maclean, Managing Director at Business Cost Consultants said, “We know only too well the difficulties that housing associations today face. We have been working with housing associations for over 17 years to help them reduce their utility costs and are aware how crucial it is for housing associations to be as efficient as possible and reduce all costs. We are looking forward to meeting many of our clients at the event and look forward to being able to provide useful advice to other associations who are keen to reduce costs.”
The event will be held at University of Warwick, 21-22nd March 2012. For further details visit www.housing.org.uk/
To find out more about Business Cost Consultants visit www.businesscostconsultants.co.uk