Direction Law works with a number of charities and voluntary organisations within both our local community and the sectors within which we work, we also attend many events; details of some of these activities and events are set out below:
The First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards are some of the most acclaimed in the industry. The Awards are a fantastic annual celebration of some of the many lengths that are gone to in order to help aspirational buyers on to the housing ladder. From house-builders and housing associations to legal companies, these prestigious awards are now in their 10th year, and their existence ensures that the best in the business are recognised and rewarded for their hard work. This year’s event will take place on April 26th 2019 at The Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London, where industry professionals will come together to find out the winners and highly commended of the 18 categories, ranging from Private Developer of the Year to Affordable Housing Provider of the Year.
Bringing together 1300+ senior leaders and their teams to celebrate the best in housing, the UKHA is now the most prestigious and glamourous networking event of the housing events calendar! Taking place at the exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel and hosted by the hilarious British comedian and actor Romesh Ranganathan, the night begins with a champagne reception and time to get acquainted with old and new industry friends.
The evening includes an awards ceremony and celebration party; this unique opportunity to meet with the who’s who of housing from across top housing associations, local authorities and professional services presents an unrivalled networking opportunity from start to finish.
The biggest and the best housing event in the South West
The CIH South West Housing Conference is the biggest of its kind in the region and attracts more than 460 attendees throughout the two-day event. It’s well-established as the essential forum for housing professionals to debate the hottest topics affecting the industry.
This year’s conference will once again take place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel – an excellent venue which allows for great networking prospects with the conference and exhibition taking place in one area. The 2019 programme has been designed to give delegates the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, take part in interactive sessions and network with fellow housing professionals in the South West.
Help to Buy is a government scheme which aims to help first time buyers get on the property ladder. Their Roadshows are free, and are an excellent opportunity to find out about the schemes, existing and upcoming developments in your areas of interest.
You can get advice from Help to Buy Agents, Housing Associations, Independent Financial Advisors and solicitors. Direction Law will be attending the following Help to Buy Roadshows:
Cornwall – Saturday 30 March – The Alverton Hotel, Truro, Cornwall – Drop in between 10am and 3pm
The Canterbury Festival is Kent’s International Arts Festival, one of the most important cultural events in the South East; Direction Law were pleased to be sponsoring two events at the 2018 Festival for the third consecutive year.
As an independent charity, the Festival brings a rich mixture of performing arts from around the world to surprise and delight audiences. The Festival inspires artists to create and perform. It commissions new work. It champions emerging talent and supports those seeking careers in the cultural industries. It adds financial and cultural wealth to the Canterbury District and contributes to the well-being of its citizens.
For a number of years Direction Law have supported the annual Older People’s Christmas Party which is organised by the Octavia Foundation. Their Head of Fundraising Naomi Roper has emailed us to say:
“Thanks to the generosity of supporters like yourselves, we were able to accommodate 120 guests from the boroughs of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea, all of whom are vulnerable or isolated.”
Direction Law are proud sponsors of Tankerton FC. Based near Whitstable in Kent. Tankerton FC currently has over 300 boys and girls, aged from 5 to 16 years old registered with them.
Tankerton FC offers a valuable community service to local children with all the coaching provided on a voluntary basis by coaches that have completed the FA’s Level 1 Coaching badge.
Direction Law are pleased to have won the “Highly Commended” award as provider of Legal Services to First Time Buyers at the First Time Buyer Readers Awards dinner.
Pictured are Direction Law partners Andrew Theoff, Wayne Moore-Read, Arash Remasi and Lucy Owen, together with Head of Business Development Max Garcia, alongside celebrity host Nikki Chapman and the award sponsor.