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

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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

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

Watch the webinarRapport3
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.

Watch the interviewWith 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”

Please note – trigger warning: video footage shown during webinar discusses suicide.

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
Paul Hay, EHS Training Manager, Health and Safety Europe, Lendlease
Sarah Meek, Managing Director, Mates in Mind
Steven Stanbury, Managing Director, Wellbeing Solutions
Lisa Bliss, Commercial Business Partner, London Construction Programme

Watch the webinarLondon 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.

Watch the interviewWith Carter Jonas, GLE and London Square Partners
26 July 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask TVoA: Stephen McDonald, director for growth, Barnet Council

Stephen McDonald is delivering the £5 billion mixed-use scheme at Brent Cross and 20,000 new homes and associated infrastructure across Barnet Council’s vast regeneration programme: six estate regeneration schemes; three major town centre redevelopments; and four development projects.

One of the leading figures on London’s regeneration scene, Stephen was instrumental in delivering Elephant and Castle for Southwark and the Olympics legacy programme for Hackney; founding Future of London professional association and leading the Re joint venture between Capita and Barnet Council.

Tune in to Ask The Voice of Authority at 11am on 26 July to find out about the future of that programme, how it will be influenced by recent political changes, and how Stephen’s approach to growth and partnerships has been shaped by his experiences, including his upbringing and academic career in Australia and stints as a senior consultant with PA Consulting, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG. And keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds for your chance to put your own question to Stephen.

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

Ask TVoA: Councillor Geoff Barraclough, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, City of Westminster

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the May local elections, certainly in London, was the victory for Labour in Westminster – the first time it has been held by any party other than Conservative.

Among the pledges, Labour promised to “End the cosy ‘business as usual’ relationship with developers” and “Make building new council (social) and lower rent homes the Council’s top policy priority”. Local issues influenced the vote, too, especially the future of Oxford Street, friction between residents and the tourist economy and the troubled £6 million Marble Arch Mound.

How will these issues shape Councillor Barraclough’s approach to his portfolio of economic development; town planning and planning policy; place-shaping; and digital innovation in the public realm? Tune in to Ask The Voice of Authority at 11am on 09 August to find out. And keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds for your chance to put your own question to Councillor Barraclough.

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.

Find out more and book your place
15 September 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

TVoA and Stijl House webinar: how can modern methods of construction support community land trust aspirations?

“Community led housing is a great way to ensure local housing needs are met by putting local people in the driving seat,” says the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

“Community led housing also helps improve the design and construction quality of homes using modern methods of construction and gives more opportunity for smaller house builders to work on projects, growing local economies.”

Meanwhile, the Community Land Trust Network estimates that one in six councils has policies to support community led housing, while one in three have given grants or loans for community led housing and at least 208 public sites have been sold or leased to community led housing groups.

Join this webinar to discover:
What is the capacity for community land trusts to support council’s efforts to meet housing needs?
What role can modern methods of construction play in supporting community land trust aspirations

Confirmed speakers:

Mark Baigent, corporate director of regeneration and culture, London Borough of Redbridge
Levent Kerimol, director, Community Led Housing London
Reno Bening, founder, Stijl House
Toby Fox, managing director, 3Fox (chair)

Learn more and registerStijl House

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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