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Efficiency North bring Brexit home

Guests flocked to Efficiency North’s third annual conference on Thursday 12 July, packing out the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster to join in ‘Bringing Brexit Home’, a day focussed on examining Brexit’s potential impact on social housing construction supply chains and communities.

Chair Jackie Axelby MBA MBE welcomed over 170 delegates from social housing landlords, contractors and tenant communities from across Yorkshire and Humber – double the level of attendance at EN’s 2017 conference. Chief Executive Lee Parkinson took a look back over the 12 months since the previous conference, giving context to the many changes and unprecedented growth in Efficiency North and the additional offer of the two new ventures, EN:Able Futures and EN:Able Build.

The day’s proceedings concluded with a presentation ceremony for this year’s Social Value Awards, four outstanding achievements, hosted by EN:Able Futures executive lead Catherine Bishop. We were proud to sponsor vouchers for three awards to help celebrate the winners’ achievements:


  • EN:Able Futures Trade Apprentice of the Year, presented by Heidi Thompson, Board Director of EN:Able Futures, was awarded to Jack Walmsley.



  • EN:Able Futures Technical Apprentice of the Year, presented by Richard Hinchliffe, Board Director EN:Able Futures, was awarded to Katy Robinson.



  • EN:Procure Trade Apprentice of the Year, presented by Gail Monnickendam, Board Director EN:Procure, was awarded to Jordi Simpson.

Other Awards presented at the event included the Community Initiative of the Year, won by Butterflies Dementia, and the Local Employment Group of the Year, The Learning Community.

Keep an eye on our website to hear more from Jack, Katy and Jordi as they continue to progress and excel in their careers in the construction industry!