In these unprecedented times, when our usual opportunities to network and exchange ideas are limited, it is important to keep the conversations going that debate the key issues and share the knowledge that drive success. To respond to this challenge BECG has launched the BECGconversation podcast series to bring together experts from across the built environment sectors to discuss the issues of the day and share core lessons learned as we focus on the recovery to come.
Our fourth episode in the BECGconversation podcast series looks at the impact that covid-19 has had on local council services, housing and employment, including how councils and organisations have come together to provide support to those who need it most.
Our guests, representing a cross section of this diverse sector, are:
Mayor Peter Taylor, Elected Mayor of Watford
Lynsey Sweeney, Managing Director, Communities that Work
Nilavra Mukerji, Senior Assistant Director, Directorate of Housing and Safer Communities at the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich.
For the third episode in the BECGconversation podcast series, we gather together three Housing Association CEOs to reflect on their experience so far, what comes next, and how Government policy can help or hinder the recovery.
Our guests, representing a cross section of this diverse sector, were:
Jane Ashcroft, CEO of Anchor Hanover, England’s largest not for profit provider of housing and care for older people.
Helen Evans, CEO of Network Homes and also chair of the G15 Group of London’s largest housing associations.
Elspeth Mackenzie, CEO of Thrive Homes based in Hertfordshire.
For the second episode in the BECGconversation podcast series, host BECG’s Managing Director Andrew Howard discusses how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the planning system.
Andrew is joined by Andrew Whitaker, Planning Director at HBF (Home Builders Federation), Anna Rose, Head of Local Government’s Planning Advisory Service (PAS) and Gary Day, Group Land & Planning Director at McCarthy & Stone.
In this first episode, in partnership with the British Property Federation, our expert speakers are:
Melanie Leech CBE, Chief Executive of the British Property Federation
Amelia Bright, Director of Development & Placemaking, Grosvenor
and Emily Williams, Associate Director, Residential Research, Savills.
Chaired by BECG MD Andrew Howard the podcast reflects on where the property and development sector finds itself today, the highlights and lowlights of our collective response, the effectiveness of Government support to date, and what the future might hold.