Introducing Board Excellence in Housing.

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted every board in the housing association sector. Financial strains, resident engagement, governance and compliance, and new ways of working − the list of challenges seems endless.

Beyond the obvious short-term changes to accommodate new working practices, there has been a clear shift in thinking and priorities that will have a lasting impact on the way your board functions and organisation is governed. This is the time for boards to transform, embrace change, listen to others, and decide what to keep and what to lose.

Board members and chairs from across the sector will gather at our virtual Board Excellence in Housing event to unpick these issues and reconsider what the future of social housing looks like.

Network with over 400 delegates to build brand awareness and generate sales leads.

What is an #NHFVirtual event?

We’ve launched #NHFVirtual in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Just like the sector-leading NHF conferences that our delegates know and value, these virtual events offer live speakers, rooms for interactive debate and coffee breaks to catch-up with colleagues – but streamed live to their browser.

Here’s what delegates have had to say about #NHFVirtual

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"I could not fault this conference, in fact I think it was better than when I attended in person. I loved the mix of live and pre-recorded content. Best conference I've attended in a long while!"

Housing Governance 2020

From the blog

Governance conference: a virtual view by Jacob Rumley, Graduate – Governance at CHP

Making a connection at virtual events by Anthony Thorn, HR Manager at The Society of St. James

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"Would highly recommend anyone within our sector to join these events, networking galore and plenty of interesting topics to get your creative juices flowing, also a great opportunity to get an insight into how other housing associations do things and just have a good gas."

Affordable Home Ownership 2020

Who is attending?

Board Excellence in Housing is a unique opportunity to meet with housing association board members and chairs from right across the sector.

Why partner with the NHF?

Make partnering with the NHF part of your marketing strategy and benefit from:

  • Engaging with senior decision-makers.
  • Aligning your brand with the social housing sector.
  • Gaining sales leads to increase your market share.
  • Sharing expertise and building long-term relationships.

Opportunities available

With a range of opportunities to suit your marketing budget, our aim is to work with you to reach the right audience to demonstrate your expertise or showcase your products and services.

For more information please contact Julian Hurst at Foremarke Events on or by calling 0208 877 8899.

Headline sponsorship at Board Excellence in Housing

With excellent brand awareness opportunities, our headline sponsorship packages are in high demand. Our sponsorship package includes:

  • Official headline sponsor title.
  • High profile speaking opportunity - work with our expert production team to ensure your content really resonates with our delegates and members.
  • High profile brand recognition – logo featured on the conference e-brochure, promotional email marketing, delegate communications and conference event platform.
  • Full page advertisement in the conference e-brochure.
  • Acknowledgement by conference chair at opening and closing sessions.
  • Two virtual delegate passes.

To find out more, please contact Julian Hurst at Foremarke Exhibitions via email or by calling 020 8877 8899.

Exhibiting at Board Excellence in Housing

With three exhibition packages to choose from, you’ll be able to generate sales leads and continue conversations long after the conference is over.

Our standard exhibition package includes:

  • Virtual exhibition stand – including logo and profile text, live chat functionality and host downloadable product literature and information.
  • Brand recognition – logo and profile featured on virtual exhibition page, conference e-brochure and one delegate email pre-conference.
  • Interaction report – provided after the conference providing delegate interaction and contact data.
  • Two virtual delegate passes.

To find out more, please contact Julian Hurst at Foremarke Exhibitions via email or by calling 020 8877 8899.


Advertising with the NHF is a low cost opportunity to support an ongoing marketing campaign and showcase your brand.

#NHFVirtual e-brochure advertising

Receiving an average of 3,500 views per month, you can choose from a full page or half page advert space, include a video to bring your product or campaign to life or a UTM code to measure performance.

#NHFVirtual conference advertising

Showcase your product or service between live conference sessions, options include a static advert or a one-minute video.

To find out more about how our advertising opportunities can support your marketing campaigns, please contact the NHF marketing team at