The only forum in the charity sector specifically addressing the needs of those responsible for property management.
Now celebrating its thirteenth year, the event has been carefully designed to provide a platform for strategic review, and to ensure charities are unlocking the potential from their property portfolios and keeping abreast of economic developments, changes in legislation, evolving working practices and developments in technology.
The programme balances technical sessions and practical charity case studies with tailored roundtable discussions and plenty of networking opportunities.
18 March 2021
8.30AM - 9.10AMRegistration, coffee & networking
9.10AM - 9.15AMChair’s welcome: Tristan Blythe, editor, Charity Finance
9.15AM - 9.55AMOpening keynote: The challenges (and opportunities) of managing an extensive, diverse and historic property portfolioThis session will discuss the challenges of managing land as a charitable endowment, including compliance with the Charities Act in terms of the purchase, disposal and management of charity property. It will also discuss the importance of thinking and planning long term so a strategy can be developed to build the endowment and allow the Trust to meet the needs of both current and future beneficiaries.
Tim Cathcart, chief estates officer, Rochester Bridge Trust
9.55AM - 10.35AMProperty market outlookThis session will provide a general overview on the commercial property market, with an eye on considerations for charities.It will also examine recent trends in property development and investment.
Jonathan Vanstone-Walker, director, TSP
10.35AM - 11.15AMCase study: The Hill Sports and Community Facility, Banbury, OxonThis session will look at the importance of location at the heart of the beneficiary community, and the strength of partnership working in order to make a centre financially viable long-term while delivering the maximum breadth and depth of activities. It will also raise questions about the perceived necessity of individual charities owning their own property, and
the importance of keeping long-term strategy in mind while responding to unexpected needs and opportunities.
Nick Moore, director, 13C Consulting Ltd
11.15AM - 11.40AMNetworking and refreshment break
11.40AM - 12.20PMLegal moves: relocation, relocation, relocationThis session will consider some of the various legal issues a charity could face when relocating their head office, including:
• leaving their existing premises, considering the ways of terminating a lease and issues to consider;
• agreeing a new lease; and
• getting the new premises ready for occupation including whether a licence for alterations is required.
Jess Booz, Michelle Bendall and Katie Hickman, partners, VWV
12.20PM - 1.00PMA family home for Family ActionA comprehensive case study on successfully setting up a permanent home, the session will cover the rationale, process, governance, logistics and cultural considerations Family Action addressed in the move into its new head office, including how it assessed the finance options available.
Anja Bailey, director of development and external affairs, and Ricardo Gomes da Silva, general counsel and director of systems, Family Action
1.00PM - 2.00PMLunch
2.00PM - 2.45PMRound table discussionsA chance to debate and share your experiences with your peers. Topics include:
• Developing a property strategy
• Disaster recovery planning
• Sustainable buildings
Hosted by speakers and sponsors
2.45PM - 3.15PMMoving history forward: redeveloping a community-based resourceSince 2016, Toynbee Hall has undertaken a significant redevelopment of its site in the east end of London, where it has been based since 1884. Although much has changed over that time, it has always regarded its buildings and sense of place as a valuable resource for the local area. This session will outline the work across three main elements; creating purpose-built spaces for advice and well-being services; redeveloping local gardens as an accessible community space; and conserving the original Toynbee Hall.
Ben Campion, commercial and business manager, Toynbee Hall
3.15PM - 3.40PMNetworking and refreshment break
3.40PM - 4.20PMExciting times at YHAThe last ten years have seen the charity move from loss-making to profitability and recognised as the No.1 youth hostel network worldwide. 2020 is YHA’s 90th anniversary and the year in which the charity will be launching its new ten-year strategy. It is planning continued significant investment in brand new hostels as well as in existing stock following successful investment of £2.5m in YHA Bath in 2018. This session will outline how YHA has planned and delivered a strategy for its network, and offer tips for other organisations seeking to do similar.
Jake Chalmers, head of property, YHA
4.20PM - 5.00PMClosing keynote: Staring at a room full of elephants! The here and now of climate change for the National TrustThe National Trust is charting its way from the here and now of climate change and is researching, planning and implementing a strategy for its portfolio of property towards the 2050 climate horizon. What are we seeing today and what is the charity laying in place to be a resilient, well-adapted organisation given the range of futures that climate change is
posing? What is the Monday morning challenge?
Keith Jones, national specialist climate change, National Trust
5.00PM - 5.05PMChair’s closing remarks
5.05PM - 6.00PMNetworking drinks
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A very comprehensive review of a wide range of property matters - a thought provoking day! Clare Lake, The Harpur Trust
Superb and excellent speakers. Anon
A varied and relevant programme of topics and speakers. Great venue and well organised. Tom Crane, Amnesty International
Overall a good event, intersting and organised well. All staff were friendly and professional. Gary Frankland, Independent Age
A very intersting and informative day. Paula Blellock, Leonard Cheshire Disability
An interesting mix of presenters, who gave a useful snapshot of the current property challenges for charities. Anna Pangbourne, Fashion & Textile Children's Trust
Good agenda, useful day and a rounded experience. Michael Baine, The Ernest Cook
Well balanced, practical set of talks about relevant topics. Easy to network. Mark Wright, KeyRing Networks
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