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2017 Annual Conference offers inspiration, ideas and networking

Over the weekend of 9th- 11th June over 300 delegates came together at the Crowne Plazza Hotel for our Annual Conference.


The following week tragic events occured in Grenfell Tower, London and as a mark of respect we decided not to update the website for a short period.

 

Following check in and registration and after networking and dinner, delegates were able to watch an exclusive showing of the film I, Daniel Blake, there were tears, laughter and disbelief. A big thank you to Rebecca from Sixteen Films for allowing us to show the film. As a result we held a collection for local food banks and delegates did us proud!

 

Saturday’s proceedings started with Tim Morton the conference host, opening the event and introducing our chair-Nick Reynolds who talked about the NFTMO membership offer and encouraging a stronger voice for tenants in light of the recent general election.

 

Fola Ogunola, trustee from Terry Edis Trust talked about the Small Grants Programme to offer financial assistance to promote and encourage tenant empowerment.


Our key note speaker was Professor Anne Power of London School of Economics who gave an overview of tenant management, its historical context and challenges.

Prof Power announced a forthcoming Tenant Think Tank at Trafford Hall specifically for TMOs and encouraged all present to book on the following link:

http://www.traffordhall.com/haevents/cpd-make-tenant-management-work/

 

We then heard from Neil Arnott (Social Welfare Training) about Welfare Reform and the effect of those changes in real life. Many already knew the impact having watched the film on Friday Night.


Finally we heard from Lee Page with a popular topic- ‘You still don’t know what you are doing’ which encouraged TMOs to promote and celebrate their success etc


Following the plenary session there was a chance to network and visit the exhibition area before the hard work commenced! 


We held a number of workshops and thank you to those who facilitated the workshops. Copies of the presentations are available here.


NFTMO Annual Achievement Awards:

We received a large amount of nominations for this year’s awards and all 3 judges had a difficult task choosing the winners. A massive thank you to our judges and sponsors.


 

Sponsored by Anthony Collins Solicitors:

Outstanding work with Young People was won by Roupell Park RMO

Outstanding Housing Management was won by Wenlock Barn TMO

Effective Partnership working was won by Bancroft TMO.

 

Sponsored by Wrekin Housing Trust:

Supporting the Community was won