​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Business Connect 2015


Supported by: Campbell Tickell, Inside Housing


Connect. Learn. Above all, be inspired.

In a time of unprecedented change for the housing sector, how are you preparing for the challenges ahead?


Download the Business Connect Brochure here​

Business Connect is the leading experiential learning programme for the housing sector. Gain knowledge and business insight from some of the best known brands to help you improve the performance of your organisation. This is your unique chance to gain insider access to high-performing, successful and inspiring businesses and innovative social enterprises.

​'Tangible insights' is the main thread that runs through Business Connect. All businesses, whether private or public, social or profit-driven encounter the same obstacles in operations, marketing, customer service, HR, management and finance. ​

​2015 visits include:

Apple, London

The Eden Project, Cornwall

​Birmingham Airport, Birmingham 

IKEA, Leeds

The Guardian, London 

Jamie Oliver's 'Fifteen', Cornwall

Download our brochure for more information


Read our report on the John Lewis visit​ here​

Read our report on the Trus​t Ford visit​​​ here.

Read our report on the Eden project visit here

Read our report on the Highland Spring​ visit here

Read our report on the Bromley Bow Centre visit​ here

What our delegates say

"A great experiential learning opportunity thanks to the frankness & openness of the John Lewis Management and so many common issues that can be taken back into our own businesses regardless of sector." Martin Hancock, BCHA, John Lewis visit

"It's worthwhile to step out of your own business sector to look at a contrasting sector. You may well be surprised what you find." Stephen Ross, Southern Housing Group, The NEC Group visit

"The study visit exceeded my expectations, I didn't expect to find so many parallels to how we do business. How Birmingham Airport are strategic planning for the future and using data to support their plans and secure their longer term viability will be taken back to my housing organisation." Michelle Rowland, WDH

​"This was a fascinating visit - showing how interagency partnerships (private, public and 3rd sectors) can be brought together through simple commissioning to improve the quality of life of some of the most vulnerable members of society." Nigel Newman, Raven Housing Trust - The Gateway visit

Who should attend?

​Leaders from the housing sector who want to make a difference.


​How to book

If you would like more information, or would like to book, contact us




Complete and return the booking form in the Brochure, here