Our first-ever virtual employee event

held between 13-16 October

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Join us for our first-ever virtual employee conference that takes place on Thursday, 15 October as we celebrate our achievements over the past five years and look forward to Our Future with the launch of our new corporate plan.

Check out our on-demand content including guest speakers covering a range of relevant topics: Tom Cheesewright, a renowned futurologist; Tracy Harrison, CEO of the Northern Housing Consortium; and Dawn Reynolds-Smith, a clinical therapist. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved during our live Q&As with the guest speakers on Friday, 16 October.

Thursday, 15 October

Conference starts 10am

Register for the live event here if you've not received your event access link via email


The mandatory live event will take place on Zoom Webinar from 10am on Thursday, 15 October.

You should already be pre-registered for the event and have already received an instructional email with the event access link. On the day of the event, you will simply need to click on this link on a suitable device to access the live event. If you have not received this email, you will need to register for the event to gain access. You can do this by clicking the 'Register now' button below. If you have any questions about accessing the live event, please email marketing@salixhomes.co.uk.

Live event - Mandatory

Thursday, 15 October

A 90 minute virtual event looking back on our first five years as an independent housing association and launching our brand new corporate plan: Our Future, to see us through to 2023.



Lead: Lee Sugden, Chief Executive


A look back: Celebrating our last five years

Lead: Sue Sutton, Deputy Chief Executive


Guest speaker

Lead: Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor


Our Future: launching our new corporate plan

Lead: Jim Battle, Chair of the Board


Thank you, questions and close

Lead: Lee Sugden

Q&A - Optional

Friday, 16 October

Half hour virtual sessions giving you the opportunity to ask our guest speakers those burning questions. Book now to avoid disappointment and don’t forget to watch their on demand films first.


Tom Cheesewright

Applied Futurist


Tracy Harrison

Chief Executive of the Northern Housing Consortium


Dawn Reynolds-Smith

Clinical psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and mindfulness specialist


Tom Cheesewright


Tom Cheesewright is the Applied Futurist, helping people and organisations around the world to see the future more clearly, share their vision, and respond with innovation. Tom’s clients include global 500 corporations, government departments, industry bodies and charities. Using a unique set of tools that he developed, and now teaches and licenses to others, Tom finds the critical intersections between today’s macro trends and the existing stresses in each client’s organisation and sector.

Join Tom for our live Q&A on Friday, 16 October from 10.30am.

Tracy Harrison

Chief Executive of the Northern Housing Consortium

Tracy Harrison is Chief Executive of the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), a membership organisation for social housing providers. With the housing sectors’ ever-increasing focus on driving efficiencies, Tracy has been instrumental in ensuring that NHC offers its members products and services which support them with achieving this aim, and developing solutions which can help improve the service they offer to their customers. Tracy has also helped to develop NHC’s influencing activities, particularly around placemaking and addressing quality issues within the North’s housing stock.

Join Tracy for our Live Q&A on Friday, 16 October from 2pm.

Our Customer Committee

We created our customer committee to put customers at the core of how we operate, giving our tenants a real voice by allowing customers unfettered access to scrutinise the organisations. Meet our committee that is made up of 12 customers from a range of backgrounds, professions and talents – and will sit alongside our board in how it is governed.

Dawn Reynolds-Smith

Clinical psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and mindfulness specialist

Mindfulness is amazing for our health and well being. It has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and increase calm and well being. It can change the shape of your brain and improve focus. Consequently helping you to have more control over your thoughts. Resulting in lower blood pressure, lower anxiety levels and an increase in quality of life. Join Dawn who is an Adult Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist with over 20 years of previous experience in the NHS as she talks about mental health/resilience and mindfulness.

Join Dawn for our live Q&A on Friday, 16th September at 3.30pm.

Jim Battle - Chair of the Board

Interview with our Customer Committee

For National Customer Services Week, our newly appointed chair of the board, Jim Battle held a socially distanced interview with two of our Customer Committee members, Cynthia and Keri. Our Customer Committee, which is made up of ten residents and two board members, began back in January with the aim of giving tenants a real voice by allowing them unfettered access to scrutinise the organisation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the customer committee has had to do much of its meetings online via Zoom but have still been able to achieve tremendous work in the short nine months that they have been working together.

OUR FUTURE 2020-2023