Delivering a high-profile annual conference for developer Larkfleet Homes

Athene Communications has delivered three thought provoking annual conferences for Larkfleet Homes. These have been successful in attracting high profile keynote speakers and have been well attended by a wide range of local councillors, businesses, local authority officers, planners, and voluntary organisations.

Our work includes suggesting and agreeing the conference theme, securing key note speakers, agreeing the guest list, drafting and sending out invitations, venue hire, key messages, branding, publicity and materials. Richard Astle, our Managing Director, also acts as chair, helping to facilitate discussion at the conference whilst the rest of the Athene team are on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day.

To date, key note speakers have included:

  • Lord Matthew Taylor who spoke about how a new generation of garden villages could help to solve the housing crisis
  • Councillor Matthew Lee, the Leader of South Kesteven District Council, who talked about the challenges of creating sustainable communities and the work that the council is driving forward to achieve this
  • Fionnuala Lennon, Planning Manager from Homes England, who talked about the benefits of garden villages and the challenges that Homes England faces in helping to deliver the new homes the country needs so badly

Other guest speakers have talked about topical issues such as Neighbourhood Development Plans, how innovative design can help the landscape connect people and places, and projects to deliver affordable housing for people looking to make that first important step onto the housing ladder.