Making Lean Work

7th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Making Lean Work Making Lean Management work in the wider public sector.  Making real transactional process work where the customers are tenants can be tricky. In Derbyshire in the UK Private Sector Leasing clients, both Tenants and Landlords, demanded things actually worked. Learn how to use Lean and Six Sigma to give customers a better … Read more

After the Oil runs out.

3rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

In Abu Dhabi last week so a great opportunity to visit Masdar City one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments.    The locals described the weather as “winter” at only 36 degrees and our Report completed we decided to visit first the new Louvre museum . However, after the cab dropped us off we couldn’t find … Read more

Iceland Trek: Shelter July 2017

24th August 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been over a month since I completed the Laugavegur Trek , 55km from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk and I have just been sent the official Skyline video of the journey (see below) and watching it took me straight back into the mountains. I met some great people, all trekking for charities as diverse as Age … Read more

Just one week to go until – Iceland Trek Shelter July 2017

3rd July 2017 | 0 Comments Too late to back out now and over £2,000 raised. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far. Of course there is still time to get me to the top of the mountain before I set off! Fundraising Target   £2,380.00 My donations to date: £2,024.30 Days until event: 9 days to … Read more

Recent interview with CIH

18th May 2017 | 0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure to be interviewed by the CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing ) about my career and why being a Fellow has been so valuable to me. Here is some of the text below. Please contact the CIH to find out about the benefits of Membership so  join up! “We caught up … Read more

Career trek: Clifton to Iceland not to pick up sausages but via Neighbourhood Management and Happiness in Dubai…

16th March 2017 | 0 Comments

. Date: February 27, 2017Author: signsofanopencity1 Comment Because Shelter know their housing onions: because happiness is as much a part of what we strive for as work….. Above Shelter’s 2008 assessment of what UK Housing needs and because Mark Hillary  was a Neighbourhood Manager for Nottingham City Council at Clifton before becoming a tutor for the … Read more

Walking Across Iceland for Shelter

16th March 2017 | 2 Comments

Victims of the UK Housing Crisis The problems are not just about rough sleepers. There are probably only about 5,000 people suffering in this way and a committed Government could do something about it. The issues run much deeper, with 124,000 children homeless last winter and over 74,000 households in temporary accommodation. Deeper again are the issues … Read more

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