Presentation on theme: "SO LET’S BUILD SOME HOMES Suffolk Housing, an Iceni partners view."— Presentation transcript:
SO LET’S BUILD SOME HOMES Suffolk Housing, an Iceni partners view
Who are we? Operate across East Anglia, based in Bury St Edmunds Traditional Housing Association since 1974 Approaching 3000 homes through Iceni 110 new homes on site today, all with Iceni Bidding for 70 new homes per year through Iceni Homes Founder member of Iceni Homes
Strategic Advantages Gives you clout – being part of a 250 home programme per annum makes you more relevant Improves strategic thinking and national policy interpretation – 3 heads are better than one Internal benchmarking as if you were one organisation – share financials Shared risk and shared reward
Operational Advantages Keep opportunities ‘in the family’ Benchmark development appraisal assumptions – remain competitive Swap homes within the programme if non-delivery looks possible Develop meaningful and long term relationships with developers Create a forum for sharing ideas on risk, financing etc.
So what else is in it…. Iceni Board training Builds Capacity by sharing of risk registers, policy, strategy and business intelligence Cross working on other cost saving including maintenance and cost sharing groups Building for sale? Gives me three trusted senior colleagues – a network with a shared interest
So…why wouldn’t we? This type of partnership inevitably means we’ll be pushed into merging Working together means we’ll be fighting over development opportunities The risk is too great; we’re better off protecting what we already have We don’t have the skills necessary to do this type of thing
This could be the model that fits? Go flirt…see who you might feel comfortable with Dig around, do your due diligence Be open, (but not in the way we normally say we are) Leap, and the net will appear!
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