WISH is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) and a not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make through our membership is put back into the organisation and funds the range of activities we carry out to support our members working across the UK housing sector.
We are governed by a CIC Board of Directors and the Board works closely with the WISH central support team to set the strategic direction of our business. The Board meet four times a year, to guide our work and ensure we continue to provide excellent support for our members and the wider housing community.
WISH CIC Board is made up of WISH Regional Board Chairs or Co-Chairs, our Co-Founders, our President and Vice President and our Managing Director. The members of the Board come from across the UK, from the public and private sectors, and bring with them a wealth of unique experience and knowledge.
We are funded through our memberships along with generous support from regional and national sponsors. Our sponsors are like-minded organisations, the support they provide enables us to deliver a fantastic range of events and services effectively and economically for our valued members.
By working in partnership with our sponsors we can create a far greater awareness of WISH and our aims and objectives. Together we can engage with a wider audience to promote our benefits around gender equality and showcase to others our unique approach to networking.
If you would like to support WISH through a regional or national sponsorship or partnership, we would love to hear from you. In return for your support we can offer you packages with great benefits. Please contact Gill Cook our Membership and Administration Coordinator for further details [email protected]
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Lovell - National Sponsor
Lovell build, refurbish, regenerate, maintain and sell homes across the UK, providing their partners with the most comprehensive service in the housing industry.
Calfordseaden - National Sponsor
calfordseaden is a multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy, with a trading history of over 80 years. We work collaboratively with colleagues, clients, and professional networks to raise the profile of women within the industry. We truly value our longstanding association with WISH, from our role as corporate sponsor to proudly having two colleagues across the Practice appointed as WISH board members. Through our partnerships and ongoing efforts, we strive to encourage the next generation of women to consider a career in construction, and support and celebrate women’s success.
Civitas - National Sponsor
Civitas is a market leading Real Estate Investment Trust dedicated to investing in the social housing and healthcare sectors in the UK. We commission new build social homes that we acquire on completion without taking development or financing risk and purchase existing established homes. The majority of our properties are designed to enable individuals with life-long care needs to live as independently as possible within a community setting. They are focussed on the delivery of mid-to-higher acuity care.
JLL - National Sponsor
As an organisation and corporate sponsor, JLL values its association with WISH. JLL is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within the property industry, and is striving to help colleagues and clients reach their full potential, and build a better real estate sector free from all forms of bias. We are therefore privileged to be in a position to explore this ambition with WISH. JLL and WISH have a longstanding relationship, and we look forward to continuing this affiliation for many years to come.
PRP - National Sponsor
Since 1963, we have been designing high quality buildings that enrich the lives of users and their communities. Whether regenerating inner-city estates, master-planning new neighbourhoods, designing commercial and industrial buildings or homes for older people, our ethos is always the same – intelligent, responsive and sustainable solutions, delivered with professionalism and total integrity.
Greenacre Recruitment - National Sponsor
The Greenacre team are all market experts in our own right. We are a group of empathetic and intuitive individuals who believe in providing a personal touch with exceptional standards of service. We thrive on creating valuable connections and go the extra mile to ensure we deliver a quality recruitment service.
Ocean Media Group - National Sponsor
Ocean Media Group is a dynamic and progressive organisation that puts its customers and people first. We create market-leading events and digital information products that help our customers succeed and in turn drive our growth.
Connectin - Events Partner
Founded on years of experience, Connect in is an event management company based in Manchester. We specialise in the spectacular, adapting our approach to whatever you want your event to be. Regardless of your budget, we deliver the WOW factor so that your occasion is remembered for all the right reasons.
Hough Bellis - Partner
We’re a national communications agency, working with great people to deliver great work on projects that improve people’s lives. If your work has a social purpose, we can help tell your story. Our work covers all areas of communications, engagement, PR and marketing, from big-picture planning down to the finest details of delivery.