Direct Works Awards & Live Seminar

14 – 15 November, Manchester

Annual Awards Evening

Monday 14 November, 7pm – late

Piccadilly Suite, Macdonald Hotel & Spa Manchester

The Direct Works Awards are an opportunity for colleagues to recognise and reward colleagues on a national scale.

Tickets are £42pp (excl. processing fee) and include:

  • Entry to the Awards at the Piccadilly Suite at the Macdonald Hotel & Spa Manchester
  • 3-course banquet meal
  • Access to an event-only private bar

Rooms at the Macdonald Hotel & Spa are available for members to book at a discounted rate of £105 per room including breakfast. To book a room, please call the hotel directly on 0161 272 3200 and ask for reservations. Please quote code DIRW141122 when booking to receive your discount.

Live Seminar

Tuesday 15 November, 9:30am – 3:30pm

King’s House Conference Centre, Manchester

Our Live Seminar will take place the day after the awards evening. Members get 2 free places to our Live Seminar. Additional places are available for purchase.

Seminar Agenda

9:30 – 9:55 – Registration

9:55 – 10:00 – Welcome and Agenda by Russell Thompson – Chair of Direct Works

10:00 – 10:45 – Design for Dignity – Adapting homes for the future by Laura Wood – Invisible Creations

10:45 – 11:30 – M3NHF Schedules of Rates Version 8 Inflation v Market by David Miller – M3/NHMF

11:30 – 11:45 – Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:30 – Recruitment and Market Sentiments & Response update – 1 year on by Richard Hattersley and Tony Bird – Hays

12:30– 13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 14:15 – Competency Compliance – Burden or Performance Improvement Opportunity? Progress of Group Pilot Efficiencies by Peter McAteer – Sysmanx, Debbie Carlton – Dynamic Knowledge and Steve Kirk – Citizen Housing

14:15 – 15:00 – Van Stock Management – Learnings, Challenges & Efficiencies by David Cater – Sovini Group and Gabriel Radford – Oneserve