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Collaborating To De-Carbonise Development; Sponsored by Prosper

Tuesday, 26th January 2021 0910hrs – 1230hrs

This free-to-attend event will look at how a collaborative approach to development will aid the industry’s desire to move towards zero-carbon.

Prosper – our event partner – are well known across the North East, a region that is positioning itself to be the UK’s clean growth heartland with a myriad of major environmentally friendly related property and construction projects set to be greenlit in 2021.

With the region set to blossom from the green revolution there will need to be a key focus on green investment, sustainability and a net-zero focus on all future projects. Prosper, one of the region’s most green conscious built environment focused organisations, are keen to promote the need of collaboration is aiming these goals, and this event will look to highlight best practice, innovation and ideas – from the public sector, suppliers, clients and more.

Speakers include:

Rod Brasington,
Chief Executive
Tracy Harrison,
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Fiddaman,
Group Chief Executive
Samantha Granger,
Head of Environmental Sustainability

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Agenda and Programme:

09:10-09:40 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:40-10:30 Session One: Thinking Outside The Box – Exploring New Ways To Collaborate For a Zero Carbon World

An interactive discussion featuring contributions from Prosper and their allies who are exploring different ways to approach collaboration in a competitive world.

Northern Housing Consortium; Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive Officer

Prosper; Rod Brasington, Chief Executive

10:30-11:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:00-12:00 Session Two: How True Collaboration Can Help Lead The National Decarbonisation Agenda

Delegates will hear from developers and supply chain companies who are at the forefront of driving forward the zero carbon agenda as they talk about their future projects and initiatives which place sustainability at the core.

Karbon Homes; Paul Fiddaman, Chief Executive

Thirteen Group; Samantha Granger, Head of Environmental Sustainability

12:00-12:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing their thoughts on how we can collaborate to create a more climate friendly world. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Karbon Homes – Paul Fiddaman, Group Chief Executive

As Chief Executive of the North East’s fastest growing social housing developer, Paul and his senior team have mandated that zero carbon developments are to be front and centre of their priorities. With an exciting major Garden Village project on the horizon in Sunderland and several other housing developments set to be announced across the region in early 2021, he will share information on the challenges and opportunities he sees for housebuilders in the realm of sustainability.

Northern Housing Consortium – Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive Officer

Representing the views of housing associations and local authorities in the North of England while driving and influencing national housing policy, the consortium work to solve complex housing problems. One of their priorities is to be at the forefront of creating sustainable communities in the North East and Tracy’s team are advising their members on the positive steps that can be taken to bring forward greener developments. She will share details on how they are collaborating with Prosper to lead by example.

Prosper – Rod Brasington, Chief Executive

The firm are a not-for-profit strategic business consultancy who specialise in procurement, business transformation and new build. Rod has over 30 years of commercial experience in roles across new build, retail banking and procurement sectors. He’s responsible for strategic growth for the business as it looks to develop a focused Procurement and Land Brokering Consultancy offer to become the partner of choice for social landlords and public sector organisations across the North East.

Thirteen Group – Samantha Granger, Head of Environmental Sustainability

Ranging from the North Yorkshire to North Tyneside Thirteen Group are developing thousands of homes and face the mammoth task of retrofitting 34,000 more. With major supply chain shortages and a plethora of work to get through, Samantha joins the event to outline the size of the task facing her team and ask for help from the supply chain.ment partners.

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


Tickets are not currently available for this event.


Tuesday, 26th January 2021

0910hrs – 1230hrs


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