Laker has once again taken part in the 6th Annual CHIC Conference which took place on Wednesday 8th June 2016 at Sixways Stadium, Worcester.
The Central Housing Investment Consortium, or CHIC for short, is a group of Midlands based affordable housing providers that work together with the aim to secure efficiencies and savings within their asset management programmes.
Formed in 2010 as a not for profit organisation, CHIC has grown from a humble membership of 7 founding members to the region of 40 member landlords which service over half of a million units of social housing stock across the UK. CHIC has also gathered recognition within the sector as an award winning innovative solution, acknowledged by the ACA PPC TPC Awards 2013 & 2014, Housing Innovation Awards 2012 and Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2012/13.
The overall theme of the conference was for CHIC to aid members to Buy Better and Build More. The conference featured a number of intriguing seminars and workshops to address the latest developments within the sector and a highlight of the day was the keynote plenary speech given by Lord Digby Jones.
Taking place alongside, the exhibition featured an array of CHIC’s supply chain partners of which Laker is a key partner having now been within the CHIC supply chain for many years.
If you would like more information about how to become a CHIC member please visit the website – http://www.chicltd.co.uk/