21 January 2021

Housing Associations - Building Scotland's Future Now

Free digital event for Scottish Housing Associations

Scotland Excel has partnered with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre to look at the future of social housing with a free webinar created specifically for housing associations.

Speakers at the free webinar include Stacey Dingwall, Senior Policy Manager from SFHA who will discuss what is needed beyond 2021, and the importance of delivering the affordable homes essential for economic and social recovery and renewal.

Joining Stacey is Sarah Buchanan, Business Relationship Manager from the CSIC who will speak about the innovation projects they are supporting to aid recovery of the construction industry within low carbon and sustainable housing.

The free, interactive event will be hosted by Jenny Bowles, Construction Category Manager at Scotland Excel who will give an update on Scotland Excel’s £1.5bn new build framework. She will explore the ways it provides a fully compliant route to market and how it can be easily configured for housing associations to build much needed social housing in Scotland.

Supporting Jenny will be Colin Taylor, Housing Services Manager at Scotland Excel who has wide knowledge of the social housing landscape.

Scotland Excel’s ‘Supporting Scotland’s Recovery’ campaign aims to collaborate with and advise the public and private sector to aid the economic and social recovery of the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The informative and interactive session is being held on 2 February 10 – 12 noon.

Speaking about the webinar, Julie Welsh, Scotland Excel’s Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to continue our support for housing associations and the construction industry during the pandemic.

“With this latest event we are joined by two extremely influential organisations in the SFHA and the CSIC.”

Julie concluded: “The Scottish Government’s £24bn infrastructure investment plan announced at the end of 2020 includes £2.8bn for new affordable homes over the next five years, so this webinar is a timely opportunity to hear from the industry experts and collaborate with key partners

“The goal of the webinar is to stimulate and create conversations that deliver real results for Scottish social housing, and I believe this is the perfect forum for all involved to get together and work towards a recovery where all of society benefits.”

You can find out more about the speakers by visiting their LinkedIn profiles:

Stacey Dingwall: Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

Sarah Buchanan: Business Relationship Manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Jenny Bowles: Construction Category Manager, Scotland Excel

People can sign up for the free webinar through Eventbrite