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Direct Delivery Awards

Sharing best practice, acknowledging achievements and enhancing competitive edge among council delivery teams… free to attend for local authorities, contact Natasha@3fox.co.uk to find out about your involvement in 2023!

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The Voice of Authority. Creating credibility

A digital subscription platform for views, opinions and opportunities to debate and discuss the big issues with the UK’s public sector leaders.

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Sitematch. Trusted to make connections

A digital and event platform that enables councils to promote development opportunities and delivers one to one meetings with developers.

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3Fox Presents. Create your own

Bespoke events, production and marketing support for councils and selected partners in the development sector.

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Working together to create a unique view of the places and people who live, work and enjoy these spaces.

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Our webinar channels connect the public and private sectors to debate, learn and network every week. 

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Event Schedule

31 March 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

TVoA: How sustainable is council housing development?

An estimated 20,249 new homes were delivered by local authorities directly over the last year, according to research by UCL. And that number is rising, with 83% of councils owning housing companies and 72% operating joint ventures to deliver new homes. The numbers are increasingly impressive. But what of the quality? In the year of the Becontree estate’s centenary, what will council housing built today look like a hundred years from now?

The Climate Emergency looms large in this discussion: how are sustainability agendas driving council developments? What measures and governance are involved to avoid “greenwashing” and sustain or improve the environment? Are technologies such as heat pumps and electric charging infrastructure effective solutions for the long term?

Join this webinar to discover:

• Where the bar is being set for sustainable design
• How councils are making housebuilding skills and materials supplies sustainable
• If councils are making effective use of the MMC industry

Featuring:

• Joanne Drew, Housing and Regeneration Director, Enfield Council
• Cllr Tom Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, Bristol City Council
• James Briggs, Managing Director, Sixty Bricks
• Luke Tozer, director, Pitman Tozer Architects
• Toby Fox, managing director, 3Fox (chair)

Watch the webinarPitman Tozer Architects
7 April 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

TVoA: The challenges and opportunities of development in a circular economy

The “circular economy” approach captures two of the highest priorities of growth: firstly, designing for minimum waste and maximum reuse of resource; and, secondly, ensuring that local communities and culture are preserved and benefit from development. So how are different places balancing those aims – and how successfully?

A successful economy rests on a successful spectrum of employers – and that in turn requires a range of skills and commercial space to flourish. If the market isn’t delivering, how far can councils go? What role can procurement play? And how can circular city economies ensure they remain accessible to outlying market towns and districts?

Join this webinar to discover:

• If growth ambitions can be matched with climate and social requirements

• The role of local authorities in driving a circular economy

• How transport, waste and power infrastructure can shape sustainable economies

Featuring:

• Susan Robbins, Corporate Head of Economy and Community, Winchester City Council
• Dr Adam Read, President, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
• Cllr Matthew Bird, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, Lewes District Council
• Toby Fox, managing director, 3Fox (chair)

Watch the webinar
12 May 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

3Fox Presents… National Association of Construction Frameworks on “How public sector procurement is moving towards Net Zero”

It’s time to take action that counts.

A webinar describing how public sector procurement is evolving to maximise the reduction of carbon in new build, and how the construction industry is innovating in response.

Construction has a massive part to play in resolving the biggest crises we face. The building, operation and maintenance of the built environment accounts for 45% of total UK carbon emissions. Climate change cannot be tackled without the full involvement of construction and active behavioural change.

The public sector – with control over 26% of construction work, worth over £30 billion a year – can drive real change. But it is difficult to translate a climate emergency policy into the physical delivery of a care programme, leisure centre or housing stock. Through its new Carbon Code, the National Association of Construction Frameworks will help clients achieve just that.

Join this webinar to discover:
• Case studies of schools, workspace and leisure facilities built with dramatic carbon savings
• Analysis of practical measures and tools to procure towards net zero – including through SME contractors and supply chains
• Understanding of how the right collaborative relationships can deliver sustainable developments
Attend to gain access to exclusive material detailing these and dozens more case studies of the public and private sectors collaborating to drive towards net zero procurement.

Featuring
• Sara Barnes, Preconstruction & Marketing Manager, Interclass
• Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director of CSIC, University of Cambridge
• Chris Clarke, NACF Environmental Lead
• Emma Bull, NACF Environmental Lead
• Gavin Marshall, Sustainable Procurement Manager, Orbis Procurement
• Toby Fox, Managing Director, 3Fox (chair)

Watch the webinarNational Association of Construction Frameworks
26 May 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

3Fox Presents… Built environment growth companies: secrets of their success

The pandemic was a catastrophe for many businesses, but some in the built environment avoided the worst: once government excluded construction sites from lockdown, confidence flowed back through the industry. For some, the last year has been the most productive ever.

However, even for these success stories, strains are emerging. While materials and supplies shortages may be a significant but temporary challenge, skills and labour scarcities are a more critical problem. And remote working is making absorbing and upskilling staff more difficult.

Join this webinar to discover:

• What lessons can we learn from the lockdown success stories?
• What fuelled their progress and can it be sustained?
• How will the overcome temporary and permanent changes to our ways of working?

Featuring

• Pat Hayes, managing director, Be First
• Caroline Todd, head of people and culture, Civic Engineers
• Toby Fox, managing director, 3Fox (chair)
More to be announced

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14 June 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask TVoA: Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, leader, Hounslow Council

Hounslow Labour and Conservatives each gained a seat in May, with Labour controlling an overwhelming 52 out of the total 62. That’s a strong start for a new administration with a new leader, councillor Shantanu Rajawat. He takes over from one of London’s political stalwarts, Steve Curran, who stood down due to illness after eight years at the helm.

How will Councillor Rajawat be “forging out in a bold new direction for an even better borough”? How will his new administration deliver its promised 1,000 new council homes as well as buying 1,000 more social rent homes? And what form will its £300 million investment in council estates take? Will it be able to deliver on a promise to attract significant inward investment to boost it’s own direct investment in town centre regeneration? And what do plans to “radically overhaul the current system of community consultation” mean for your work in Hounslow?

Tune in to Ask The Voice of Authority at 11am on 14 June to find out. And keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds for your chance to put your own question to Councillor Rajawat.

Learn more and registerWith Carter Jonas, GLE and London Square Partners
30 June 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Voice of Authority and the London Construction Programme webinar: “Improving mental health in the construction industry”

As we launched this webinar, Mental Health Awareness Week was drawing to a close, let’s make sure our awareness lasts more than just a week… Even before the pandemic, men in the construction industry were three times more likely to commit suicide than those in other sectors, according to the Chartered Institute of Building. With the highest rate of suicide of any profession, 700 a year, one in seven workers have known a colleague who has taken their own life. A shocking 87% reported anxiety and 70% depression. And Covid-19 only increased those stress levels.

This isn’t an exclusively male problem but ONS statistics show one woman’s suicide for every 140 by men, despite women comprising around 11% of the workforce.

Prioritising mental health and wellbeing in the construction sector will save lives and improve overall safety. And as well as the moral and legal imperatives, improving mental health will boost productivity at a time when labour shortages are pressing.

While many, if not most, built environment organisations implemented wellbeing measures during the pandemic, how effective have they been? What measures have worked? And as pressures on the public sector continue to build, what lessons can be learned client-side?

Join this webinar to discover:

• What contractors are doing to address the mental health of their workforce
• How clients have a responsibility to support and promote mental health and how procurement strategies can contribute
• What strategies and initiatives have demonstrably improved mental health

Speakers to be announced.

Learn more and registerLondon Construction Programme
5 July 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask TVoA: Mark Baigent, Corporate Director of Regeneration and Culture, London Borough of Redbridge

Mark Baigent was recently appointed corporate director of regeneration and culture at Redbridge in north-east London and The Voice of Authority looks forward to discovering how he intends to drive housing delivery and town centre regeneration across that borough.

It’s tricky to think of a London borough that hasn’t benefitted from Baigent’s considered approach to housing, estate renewal and enabling development since his nine years at Kensington and Chelsea in the 1990s.

Along with interim roles at Greenwich, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Sutton and Lewisham Homes, Baigent has advised Hackney, Islington, Kingston and the City of London, as well as several boroughs outside the capital.

In that time he has become something of a figurehead for direct delivery, creating many local housing companies, the multi-borough Place scheme to deploy MMC in housebuilding, and publishing – with 3Fox – two editions of the indispensible guide “How to set up a local housing company”.

So join us on 5 July at 11am as we ask Mark how his experience will shape the development of Redbridge. And keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds for your chance to put your own question to Mark Baigent.

Learn more and registerWith Carter Jonas, GLE and London Square Partners
12 July 202210:00 am - 11:00 am

Ask TVoA: Cllr Kieron Williams, Leader, Southwark Council

Councillor Kieron Williams had big shoes to fill, taking over as leader in September 2020 after a decade with Peter John at the helm. In that time, Southwark has become a byword for growth in London, a borough transformed and delivering more new homes than any other in England.

In May, councillor Williams led Labour to a convincing win, gaining three seats to hold 52 out of 63, against a determined Liberal Democrat assault. He has a clear mandate to deliver a “fairer, greener, safer” Southwark. The pledge is to start building 1,000 more homes local people can afford by 2026, including homes for older people, plus 500 new homes for key workers and a requirement for new social rent homes in private developments. The council will deliver 2,000 green jobs, 2,000 apprenticeships and a new Thriving High Streets Fund.

How will the new administration, and the Southwark Plan 2022 published in February, shape development and growth? What are the plans for a “world class health innovation district”? How will the council’s new Land Commission identify sites to be “freed up for public good”? What does “fairer, greener, safer” mean for your work in Southwark?

Tune in to Ask The Voice of Authority at 10am on 12 July to find out. And keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds for your chance to put your own question to Councillor Williams.

Learn more and registerWith Carter Jonas, GLE and London Square Partners
14 July 20229:00 am - 10:00 am

Ask TVoA: Cllr Ross Garrod, Leader, Merton Council

May’s election in Merton was won by Labour with a strong majority, but the Liberal Democrats claimed 17 seats compared to seven in 2018 and the leader, councillor Mark Allison, lost his seat.

Was Labour’s manifesto strong enough on growth and renewal? Is new leader, councillor Ross Garrod, directing Merton on a course “steady as she goes”? Or can he generate a new energy to tackle fully the inertia gripping longstanding proposals to regenerate Wimbledon and Morden town centres?

How will Labour’s prioritisation of new SEND facilities, support for local economies and improved health services influence regeneration and estate renewal programmes? And what opportunities are offered by the proposed new Climate Bond and other environmental measures?

Tune in to Ask The Voice of Authority at 9am on 14 July to find out. And keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds for your chance to put your own question to Councillor Garrod.

Learn more and registerWith Carter Jonas, GLE and London Square Partners
8 September 20228:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sitematch 2022

Make time for opportunity – Aqua Shard, London Bridge

50 councils, 50 selected developers, 200 pre-arranged meetings

“As councils across the country vie with each other for the best developers and most innovative solutions to the challenges of climate crisis, affordable housing supply and town centre revival, this is your invitation to take part in Sitematch 2022 and gain a competitive advantage.

“Sitematch brings together councils with selected prospective regeneration and development partners for a day of focused in person meetings and case study presentations. This year it takes place on 8 September at the Shard, London.

“Briefed by you, with an understanding of your vision and values we can provide you with a selection of organisations who match your agenda. We’ll schedule 10 15-minute meeting slots for you so that you can start to build relationships with those who suit.”

Toby Fox, managing director, 3Fox Holdings

Sitematch Showcase

Sitematch offers partners and their selected councils more exposure through the Sitematch Showcase, a programme of case studies of partnership in regeneration, recovery and growth focusing on:

•  Solving the housing crisis

•  The social impact of development

•  Decarbonising development

•  Town centre and high street regeneration

•  Industrial land use and clean air logistics

To present a case study at Sitematch and join our event partners contact Andrew@3fox.co.uk for more information.

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Creating credibility

A digital subscription platform for views, opinions and opportunities to debate and discuss the big issues with the UK’s public sector leaders.

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Trusted to make connections

A digital and event platform that enables councils to promote development opportunities and delivers one to one meeting with developers.

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Create your own

Bespoke events, production and marketing support for councils and selected partners in the development sector.

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We offer a full suite of services built over sixteen years of bringing the public and private sectors together to make and promote exceptional places.

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