Meet our team at Housing 2019

We’re here for the next three days at Housing 2019 to speak to housing experts and construction professionals discussing how we, as a volumetric manufacturer, can help deliver quality and quantity.

As well as sponsoring the show’s first ever MMC stage, ilke Homes has a dedicated ilke lounge in the main hall and members of our expert team are headlining seminars and panel talks to share their thoughts on the benefits housing associations and developers can unlock by switching to modern methods of construction.

With a lineup of 1,400 exhibitors, shortcut straight to the modular housing experts by getting to know the team from ilke Homes ahead of the conference.


Nigel Banks, Product Director

In brief: Nigel led the development of the original business case, concept designs and demonstrator homes for ilke Homes. As Product Director, Nigel continues to shape the business and his expertise remains evident in every design, iteration and product that comes out of the factory.

At CIH: Nigel is headlining two sessions on the MMC stage. Be sure to hear his insights on ‘How to work with volumetric’, Tuesday 25 June, 14.00-14.45 and find out more on ‘Funding, quality and durability: busting the myths’ on Wednesday 26 June 14.00-14.45.

Profile: An engineer and innovator with 22 years’ experience, Nigel is a key member of the leadership team at ilke Homes. Working for Keepmoat Regeneration for over seven years, Nigel led groupwide activities delivering some of the country’s most sustainable housing developments and community regeneration projects. Nigel has a passion for innovative offsite manufacturing, pushing boundaries, bringing high quality homes to those that need them and is driven by a belief that things can be done in better, more sustainable ways.

Connect with Nigel ahead of CIH


David Jones, Construction Managing Director

In brief: David is one of the offsite construction industry’s foremost pre-construction, installation, site construction and delivery experts.

At CIH: David is sharing expertise on ‘Buying with confidence: lessons learned from procurement’ on Tuesday 25 June, 11.15-12.15. He is also headlining a second session ‘Better design, every time’ on Wednesday 26 June 11.00-12.00.

Profile: With more than 20 years’ technical construction experience, David swapped traditional housebuilding for offsite 4 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Previously a director at Legal and General Modular Homes, David is responsible for leading ilke Homes’ pre-construction team of design managers and estimators, delivery, installation and customer care teams, and for establishing site construction capability. He brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked for L&G, Skanska and Berkeley.

Connect with David ahead of CIH


Siobhan Ryder, Head of Business Development, North

In brief: Siobhan is no stranger to the CIH Conference & Exhibition. She joined the housing sector in 2006 and has managed and attended the event every year since then, for a number of major housing contractors. She understands the issues which are important to the sector, and has been the voice of the customer in helping us to shape our approach to the UK’s biggest Housing Conference. Siobhan also consistently promotes both ilke and MMC as a solution in helping to reduce growing housing waiting lists and ending homelessness across our towns and cities.

At CIH: Siobhan is keen to speak to housing providers from the North of England who have an requirement to build more, better, faster, with an interest in accelerated construction and MMC. You’ll find her between 4.30-5.30pm on Tuesday 25th June. She will be hosting the CIH / ilke Drinks Reception in the VIP Delegate Lounge, at the back of the Exhibition Hall of Manchester Central.

Profile: Siobhan is the Head of Business Development for the North at ilke Homes. She develops relationships and works collaboratively with Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Consultants to deliver mixed tenure developments, where accelerated construction is a key driver to meet the government’s housing growth targets. Siobhan is a qualified marketer, mentor of students entering the construction industry and an advocate for gender parity.

Connect with Siobhan ahead of CIH


Tom Oliver, Head of Business Development, South

In brief: Having worked for the government and a leading G15 housing association, Tom knows exactly how to work with agencies in the south to deliver quality affordable housing, quickly.

At CIH: Tom is the person to speak to if you’re a housing provider from London or the South and are interested in volumetric and how to adopt it. He will be at the drinks reception at the MMC stage delegate lounge on Tuesday 25 June, and at the ilke delegate area from 10:00-12:00 on Wednesday 26 June.

Profile: With a passion for housing futures and as an advocate for innovation, Tom leads on establishing partnerships with developers, registered providers and Local Authorities across London and the South East. After a decade working for the Homes and Communities Agency and a G15 housing association, Tom believes modular housing will deliver increased efficiency for development teams and consistently high-quality homes for residents.

Connect with Tom ahead of CIH


Lisa Avins, Learning and Development Manager

In brief: Lisa oversees all aspects of staff training and development at ilke Homes and has supported ilke’s 220 factory floor staff in becoming the MMC experts they are today.

At CIH 2019: Lisa is headlining a session on the MMC stage focussing the minds of industry leaders on training. With skills being a seminal issue, head along to ‘New skills for a new era’ on Thursday 27 June, 10:00 – 11:00.

Profile: Powered by a passion for people, Lisa is a learning and development specialist with a 15 year track record of nurturing, motivating and supporting staff to get the very best from them. After working in the utilities industry for 7 years, Lisa focussed her specialism towards the area of high growth start-ups when she joined a health and fitness sector disruptor, establishing and upscaling its training and development programme. Lisa was drawn to ilke Homes by the company’s sense of social purpose 14 months ago.

Connect with Lisa ahead of CIH


Now you know more about our experts and their specialisms, hopefully you’ll make a bee line for their sessions so you can hear first hand what they have to say about the most exciting thing currently happening in construction – the shift to modular.

The ilke Homes team will be joined by Executive Chairman, Dave Sheridan, who will be at the drinks reception at the MMC stage delegate lounge on Tuesday 25 June. He will be around the MMC stage on Wednesday 26 June as he is chairing ‘Meeting housing need in our cities’ from 10:00-10:45 and then headlining the ‘Placemaking Panel’ in the delegate main conference programme from 14:00-15:00.

We hope you can join us at the event.

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