HBF Policy Conference 2018

21 March, 2018

HBF POLICY CONFERENCE 2018

“The best of times, the worst of times” – that was how HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley summed up today’s housebuilding industry at this year’s HBF Policy conference in London on March 21st.

And indeed the conference reflected this with speakers providing a mixture of views on the challenges ahead and the opportunities that abound.

Baseley himself ran though a plethora of issues facing the industry and how HBF was addressing them. But he was keen to send a message to the government – that the industry is stepping up to the plate to deliver the new homes the country needs to the quality required, and that ongoing criticism of the industry does not help.

His view was echoed by Redrow boss Steve Morgan who also felt that housebuilders were getting a bad rap from critics which made recruiting new people in the sector difficult.

But in an extremely lively conference, the industry did reflect on some of its mistakes and big challenges ahead. Keith Carnegie, executive director of Bovis Homes, was brutally honest about the mistakes the firm made which saw it hit a ”maelstrom” of media attention in early 2017.

Equally Rebecca Worthington, chief financial officer at Countrywide, looked at the diversity challenge facing the industry and outgoing Crest Nicholson ceo Stephen Stone described the work on quality being carried out by HBF and the industry.

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or 020 7960 1646 with any queries.

Speakers

Sajid Javid
Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
john healey
Rt Hon John Healey MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
Baseley-Stewart
Stewart Baseley
Executive Chairman, HBF, Home Builders Federation (HBF)
Rebecca Worthington
Rebecca Worthington
Chief Financial Officer, Countryside Properties
Steve Morgan
Steve Morgan
Chairman, Redrow
Stephen Stone
Stephen Stone
CEO, Crest Nicholson
Mark Aedy
Mark Aedy
Head of EMEA and Asia, Moelis & Company
Natalie Elphicke
Natalie Elphicke
CEO, Housing and Finance Institute (HFI)
WHITAKER-Andrew
Andrew Whitaker
Planning Director, HBF
Keith Carnegie
Keith Carnegie
Executive Director, Bovis Homes
Polly Neate
Polly Neate
CEO, Shelter
Steve Wood
Steve Wood
CEO, NHBC
Lucian Cook
Lucian Cook
Director of Residential Research, Savills

Where

1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE