At Charis, a surge in users of its online Charis Shop which was launched in 2020 has led to an explosion in business growth. CEO Graham Ayres explains how the company is harnessing the impact of their new platform to help housing providers deliver hardship support rapidly and efficiently.
We Are Digitial, the UK’s only Wel-Tech business that helps people in need connect with local welfare services with a one-stop-shop platform, has raised £5.5m to expand their services to further help local authorities and Housing Associations save money as well as their residents access the services they need.
The tech for good company is used in a variety of ways by central Government, local housing associations and corporate businesses from Lloyds Banking Group and Santander to Vodafone and Openreach to help people find jobs, learn digital skills, understand their finances, fill out government forms and receive advice around grants or the cost of living crisis.
InstallerSHOW returns to the NEC in June, with three days of content in the elemental theatres focusing on the crucial topics of heating and powering our buildings while cutting carbon.
We welcomed 10,000 visitors in 2022 and the 2023 show will be our biggest – and best – yet, with added content streams, features and opportunities to share knowledge and ideas about the route to net zero.
InstallerSHOW, the UK’s largest event for influential installers and specifiers of technologies in heat, water, air, and energy is back for 2023! Taking place on 27-29 June 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham, InstallerSHOW is THE place to see and get hands-on with new products and technology from over 400 leading manufacturers, suppliers and trade associations.
The continued shift in product innovation, mostly connected to the net zero pathway, means that suppliers, specifiers and installers need to communicate, learn, train and educate each other about the latest tech. Water efficiency, renewable energy, energy efficiency and air quality are key themes for InstallerSHOW. Suppliers use the InstallerSHOW to launch new products to the UK market and to showcase their solutions to our influential audience groups.
The Retrofit Academy (TRA) is working with Open College Network West Midlands and West Midlands Combined Authority to provide Government fully-funded Level 4 and 5 retrofitting courses, saving learners up to £3,000 in course fees. These qualifications are essential for providers to take on public sector contracts for retrofit work, and advance an essential industry to ensure warm, healthy, sustainable homes across the UK.
The online courses support the UK Government’s PAS 2035 certification Initiative, their 2050 net-zero target, and include Domestic Retrofit Assessment and Application, Coordination and Risk Management qualifications. Fully funded places are available via https://retrofitacademy.org/wm
Environmental issues have never been as ingrained into the national and global consciousness as they are right now, and Scotland is leading the way in instigating and inspiring real change in how we tackle climate change.
Scotland hosts the United Nation’s 26th climate change conference from 31st October to the 12th November 2021, with world leaders coming together to discuss the planet’s ecological predicament.
EffectAble Construction Services are one of the largest independent specialist disability adaptation companies in the UK. During these turbulent and unprecedented times, EffectAble have worked tirelessly along with independent living solutions supplier, N&C Phlexicare to ensure comprehensive stock levels were achieved for unhindered installation of the bathroom adaptations in homes.