cPD Fire Safety Seminar


Wednesday 2nd October / 10:00am - 3:30pm

A nucleus event sponsored by...

Vision To provide a nationwide knowledge network connecting members with industry specialists in order to provide assurance around building safety, for the social housing sector. 

Mission By providing an arena where members can access legislative, industry and best practice insights, specifically related to the sector.

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Event Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019  

Event Time: 10:00am – 15:30pm  (registration opening at 09:00am)  

Event Location: Crowne Plaza London, Battersea Bridges Wharf, London SW11 3BE

Event Delegate Fee: £25.00

Key features include: providing updates on

  • Timber Balconies  
  • Hire Pressure Laminate (HPL) Cladding  
  • Composite Fire Doors  
  • Section 20 leaseholder consultation & Fire Safety  
  • Brexit & associated implications to the skills gap shortage  
  • BS5839 Pt. 6 L2 Alarm Amendments  
  • Stay Put Vs. Staged Evacuation  

Special Features: ‘join the movement panel’, additional keynote speakers, Govt. representation, industry-leading voices on sector trends and direction  



cpd fire safety seminar

Connecting members with industry specialists in order to provide assurance around building safety, for the social housing sector. 


Complimentary lunch and refreshments provided!


Guest Speakers

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Panellist Speakers

Stay tuned for the reveal of panellist speakers!

Tom Lawlor

Clarion Housing Group
Tom is currently a Project Manager for Clarion Housing Group, with six years of experience in compliance and contract management in social housing. Tom’s specialism is running large passive fire safety remedial projects and fire risk assessment programmes across a diverse stock portfolio. As part of his role, Tom also works with data management and analysis systems, ensuring accuracy and consistency of data sets which are key to effective programme management and compliance reporting.

Kevin Hartshorn

Kevin has been Head of Assets at VIVID since it was formed in 2017 and has over 15 years’ experience within the Social Housing sector, with the last 11 in a Property Services environment. Specialising in strategic asset management, active asset management solutions and landlord’s compliance, he also has extensive experience in contract management, business intelligence and performance, leading a high performing DLO and health and safety.

Daniel mccroft

Ventro Group
Daniel is Head of Client Relations at Ventro, recently promoted from the Consultancy Team. Daniel has 6 years’ experience working on sites in the delivery and project management of works, forming a key component to his experience in the sector. Working nationally, Daniel partners with local authorities and registered providers, finding solutions to complex compliance programmes to instil assurance around building safety. Daniel also manages Ventro’s framework relationships, giving him the ability to understand what procurement models work best for each situation and client.


Nick Hann is Head of Frameworks at Pretium, which develops and manages frameworks on behalf of contracting authorities operating in the public sector across the UK. Having been at the company since its inception he has led on driving its growth and broadening its offer, from two frameworks to nine, ranging from construction management and materials supply to asbestos services and fire safety works. As well as assessing the commercial viability of potential frameworks and working closely with a wider team to mobilise and implement them, Nick remains involved once frameworks are live, working with suppliers to create marketing plans to promote them to the wider sector and managing the ongoing client and supplier relationships.

CPD Fire Safety Seminar - Presenter

Howard Melvin

Ventro Group
Howard has been working in the fire industry for over 30 years and is experienced in many practical aspects of project management, having a detailed knowledge of health and safety guidelines (working with our external consultants Citation) and fire safety standards. He will assist in carrying out risk assessments on site and reviewing these, producing method statements for the works to be carried out and overseeing the ongoing health and safety of operatives, building users and other contractors throughout the project.


The Crowne Plaza London
London, Battersea
The Crowne Plaza London
London, Battersea
The Crowne Plaza London
London, Battersea
The Crowne Plaza London
London, Battersea

By Train: Clapham Junction is the nearest train station and trains go directly to and from Gatwick Airport, Victoria, Waterloo, Vauxhall and Wimbledon.

By Bus: 170 bus from rom London Victoria Train Station or Clapham Junction Train Station.

By Car: From the A4 & A40 turn south on to the A3220.Drive south over Wandsworth Bridge, follow York Road (A3205). Maintain left and filter lane to traffic lights and turn left onto Lombard Road. Turn immediately left onto Bridge Court. The Hotel is located behind the Volkswagen dealership on Bridges Court Road. Taxi rank on St John’s Road can take you and your guests to the Hotel in 5 minutes.

Satellite navigation SW113RP

By Boat: River bus to/from Plantation Wharf, 105 m next to the Hotel

By Air: London Heathrow Airport 17 miles; London Gatwick 27 miles; Heliport on site

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