2018 Sponsors and Supporters

Every year Healthcare Estates benefits from endorsement and support from the UK’s leading professional bodies and trade associations. We’re proud to confirm that the following organisations are supporters of Healthcare Estates:

Main Event Sponsor

Stand E49 sees Armitage Shanks using a giant petri-dish and UV lighting to show the dangers of bacteria found on sanitaryware and taps in clinical washrooms.

Experts will share insight into the latest methods of infection control with visitors experiencing a splash demonstration unit, highlighting how the new Hydrofin basin cuts splashing by over 90%.

On display will be Markwik 21+ hospital taps incorporating features designed to reduce the risks of bacterial contamination and can be dismantled for sterilisation

Pick up and subscribe to the new Looking Deeper journal, a quarterly publication curated by Armitage Shanks and the Water Safety Forum.


Ascom provides award-winning communications systems for today’s mobile healthcare workforce. Telligence, our nurse call system, is HTM-compliant, IP-based and, uniquely, provides two-way speech communication. No matter where a clinician is, they can speak to their patients through mobile devices that we’ve co-designed with nurses, to meet the specific needs of the healthcare environment.

We’ve listened to the challenges of estates teams so it’s easy to install and maintain, and your own team can replace hardware straight away. It integrates with medical devices; is scalable with enterprise software for messaging, auditing and reporting, and can integrate with your EPR (electronic patient record).

Find out why our system is so much more than a standard nurse call at our stand, F49 – you might even think it’s magic!

VIP Sponsor

Wandsworth Healthcare

The Wandsworth Group are the founders of IP nurse call systems with over 60 years of healthcare experience and a reputation for innovation and reliability.

Wandsworth offers a wide range of flexible and modular healthcare communication and containment solutions that are sustainable, future proofed and reliable. Our user-centric design approach coupled with cutting edge technology and low costs have seen Wandsworth’s nurse call featured in numerous large and small healthcare projects across the UK.

Wandsworth’s flagship offering, IPiN, is the only full IP driven nurse call system and conforms fully to the latest Healthcare Technical Memorandum (HTM). By utilising a TCP/IP network, the IPiN system enable integration, wireless options as well as savings on storage, IT costs and installation.

Event Partner


The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) is an International Professional Engineering Institute, a specialist Institute for the Healthcare Estates Sector.

IHEEM’s primary purpose, as a professional development organisation, is to keep members up to date with developing technology and changing regulations. We are devoted to developing careers, provision of education and training, and registering engineers as Eng Tech, IEng and CEng.

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Delegate Bag Sponsor

   For 60 years we have been honing our expertise in architecture for education, travel, healthcare, retail and residential. We work nationally, exploring and understanding client needs before bringing crafted thinking and creativity to bear on projects of all sizes. Our work balances form and function; technically excellent and design conscious in equal measure. It’s also the experience of working with us that our clients talk about – we’re proud of the trust and confidence our people inspire. Through everything that 60 years’ experience has given us, those relationships and the solid, innovative architecture they’ve produced endure, feeding our love of what we do.

Registration Sponsor

Vanguard draws on 17 years of excellence to provide safe, compliant healthcare facilities. An industry leader and trusted partner in providing an array of mobile facilities, we partner with hospitals to provide clinical environments and support staff.

Our packages enable you to answer capacity pressures while maintaining control of the patient pathway. Vanguard facilities can meet demand for operating theatres – including laminar flow – endoscopy suites, flexible endoscope decontamination units, day surgery facilities, clinics and wards. Together, we can ensure the highest level of patient care, supplemented by increased clinical capacity through the deployment of a new care model.


 Networking Drinks Sponsor

 Ascom provides award-winning communications systems for today’s mobile healthcare workforce. Find out why our solution, Telligence, is so much more than a standard nurse call at the Networking Hour – you might even think it’s magic!


The ahcp aims are to harness the knowledge, skills and passion of the members to provide excellence in professional healthcare cleaning. The development of an affordable professional healthcare cleaning  education and training programme is in progress to  enable members to continue to provide a service committed to excellence whilst ensuring a career pathway is in place to support, recognise and encourage individuals to enter the healthcare service.

Architects_for_Health The aim of Architects for Health is to promote and campaign for better healthcare environments through bringing together organisations and individuals who share an interest in excellence in the planning and design of healthcare facilities. Architects for Health is a non-profit making organisation for architects and any others who may share this aim. AfH is a RIBA linked society whose events are recognised for CPD accreditation. The annual programme of activities promotes a better understanding of current issues in health planning and design and keeps members informed across a whole range of topics in the health sector.

BRE are an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all. We generate new knowledge through independent research. This is used to create the products, standards and qualifications that help to ensure buildings, homes and communities are safe, efficient, productive, sustainable and enjoyable places to be. Our customers use our expertise and services to deliver their social, environmental and economic goals.


BES Logo dev  B&ES offers member companies legal and technical advice, health and safety guidance, employment resources and access to education and training.

The association’s top priority is to guide members through the maze of technical advancements and regulatory challenges they confront daily. We also work to influence government policy and legislation so that our members can operate in a fair and excellence driven marketplace.



BIM4HEALTH welcomes all organisations and individuals who operate within the healthcare sector with an interest in structuring a governable, sustainable, non-restrictive and open Health BIM programme. The core group has created active BIM4HEALTH subgroups around various topics and initiatives to focus on particular issues relating to Healthcare, BIM & Digital Innovation. The group continues to encourage ways to engage with, adopt and embed BIM into all healthcare environments (from Capital Projects through to Facility Management) and assist in the wider objectives for a more efficient and integrated Health Information Model that assists in the efficiency goals and objectives targeted by all in the healthcare sector.


The Carbon and Energy Fund is a NHS partnership, set up to allow a talented team from the Dept of Health, NHS, Carbon Trust, National Services Scotland, National Procurement, NHS Strategic Buying Solutions and HealthCare Solutions, to work together to reduce the fossil fuel carbon footprint of the buildings in the NHS. The CEF with its strategic partners is on target with upgrading 60 hospitals over four years, and 240 over 16 years. The Carbon and Energy Fund is now a £300M+ fund that is the natural successor to the NHS Energy and Sustainability fund.


Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and business associations in the industry. It has a collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and more than 25,000 firms of construction consultants.

CIC occupies a key role within the UK construction industry as it is able to speak with authority on the diverse issues connected with construction without being constrained by the self-interest of any particular sector of the industry.


Constructing Excellence Manchester is a forum for individuals and businesses to learn about the principles of Best Practice, while creating a culture and local support network of continuous improvement. It offers the opportunity for an informal group of forward thinking, innovative people to learn from each other share that knowledge, ultimately improve their business bottomline.

Constructing Excellence Manchester has been successfully promoting ‘Constructing Excellence’ principles for over 10 years with the primary aim of collectively raising the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the regions construction service providers and clients.

This club is ‘not-for-profit’ and has no paid employees. It is run by passionate committed professionals and the events we organize are paid for with membership fees, and on occasion by sponsorship and non-member entry fees. Membership is excellent value and is the lifeblood of the club.

At IHEEM, this October, make the connections that will deliver a better future for mental healthcare.

The Design in Mental Health Network builds connections between planners, architects, manufacturers, estates management, healthcare personnel and service users. Its aim is to promote understanding of the importance of good design for mental health and recovery. Whether you have an upcoming project or are looking for solutions to immediate challenges, the Network will enable you to find the people, the products and the approaches you need.


DQI LogoDesign Quality Indicator (DQI)  is a process of evaluating and improving  the design and construction of new buildings and the refurbishment of existing buildings.

DQI is designed to set and track design quality at all key stages of a building’s development and incorporates post-occupancy feedback. It plays a fundamental role in contributing to the improved design, long term functionality and sustainability of building projects.





HefmA Pulse magazine supplies vital information to HefmA members, focusing on the topics and issues that effect this complex market, using case studies to give in-depth insight into real success stories.



For over 20 years, Healthcare Facilities Consortium has been working with NHS Estates and Facilities Management colleagues to help the NHS function more effectively by saving time, money and sourcing better quality solutions. As part of our work, we promote networking through the FM Knowledge Exchange, and by collaborating with selected partners who we believe can offer added value to the NHS, often through discounts or other great deals. 




The LCA is the UK’s leading membership organisation for companies that provide services and products for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems. The purpose of the LCA is to continually raise industry standards and thus make an important contribution to keeping water systems safe.


NAHFOThe aim of the National association of Healthcare Fire Officers (NAHFO) is to protect all people in healthcare premises from fire. Our structure is a National Executive Committee and 12 regional Branches. We are involved in providing regional CPD opportunities for members, expert reference for HTM, BSI, Skills for Health and other guidance relevant to healthcare fire safety.



ProCure22 (P22) is a Construction Procurement Framework administrated by the Department of Health (DH) for the development and delivery of NHS and Social Care capital schemes in England. It is consistent with the requirements of Government Policy including the Productivity and Efficiency agenda; the Government Construction Strategy; the Public Contracts Regulations 2015; the National Audit Office guidance on use of centralised frameworks; and the Cabinet Office Common Minimum Standards for procurement of the Built Environment in the Public Sector.

P22 represents the third iteration of the DH Framework providing Design and Construction Services for use by the NHS and Social Care organisations for a range of works and services. P22 continues to build on the principles of its predecessors to streamline the procurement process and create an environment in which Clients, Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs) and their supply chains develop stronger partnerships to drive increased efficiency and productivity whilst supporting enhanced clinical outputs for patients and improved environments for staff and visitors.



The Water Management Society (WMSoc) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that provides practical training in water management related subjects, including legionella control and prevention. Its members include water suppliers, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, consultants and facilities managers. The Society holds regular events and conferences, and provides up-to-date information in the form of news, publications and journals. 


 The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is the UK’s independent national fire safety organisation and we work to identify and draw attention to the dangers of fire and the means by which the potential for loss is kept to a minimum. We do this by providing advice and guidance through training and education working closely with our members to improve competency in all areas of fire safety.  We are always happy to provide impartial advice on any query you may have.


 FM North / FM South are a Facility Management professional networking associations.

Attendance to these networking event is by invitation or recommendation only so if you wish to attend please contact us by sending your details to membership@fmnorth.co.uk.

These are great opportunities for likeminded professionals within the FM, Property and construction industry to come together in an informal, relaxed atmosphere once a month to discuss current topics, share ideas, meet new people and make connections within the same industry sector including Healthcare and Estates Professionals.

Both events are free to attend as they are sponsored events where food and drink is provided.



Media Partners

 Health Estate Journal (HEJ) Published 10  times a year, is the official monthly magazine for members of IHEEM (the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management), and comprehensively  covers, via a combination of topical news, and in-depth feature articles, a broad spectrum of healthcare estates and facilities and engineering topics.


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Health Business magazine is distributed bi-monthly to over 7,500 named senior decision-makers in UK Health Authorities, NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups, Ambulance Trusts and Government Laboratories. Read by Finance & Procurement Directors, IT Directors, CISOs, Heads of IG, Estates & Facilities Management Directors, Trust Board Members, Medical/ Clinical Directors and CEOs’, Health Business offers distinct advantages to both readers and those companies which need to attract the attention of the key purchasing personnel.

With coverage of organisations that run the NHS and informative and authoritative articles on a wide range of topics in healthcare management with regular contributions from Government Ministers, industry analysts, NHS professionals and those with an insight into healthcare staffing.

Health Business has a dynamic and informative website: http://www.healthbusinessuk.net where a live version of the magazine is available, as well as editorial comment, news reviews and product links – enabling a ‘mixed media’ approach to your marketing needs. We also have an impressive database of over 19,000 UK health sector leaders and a subscription based fortnightly e-newsletter for almost 11,000 health sector specialists – both of which I would be happy to discuss further with you.

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Layout 1Local Authority Building & Maintenance (LABM) magazine is the number 1 monthly magazine specifically aimed at building-product specifiers involved in the dynamic local authority market. Our readers include local authority specifiers, housing and maintenance managers, healthcare professionals, surveyors, contractors and architects.


NHS-Healthcare-Estates-Facilities-LogoNHS & Healthcare Estates & Facilities is a LinkedIn group set up in 2008 as a forum for those involved in the management of built assets within a healthcare environment. With regular news, discussions, jobs and promotions, it has become the largest group for healthcare estates, FM and construction on LinkedIn, with over 3,500 members.


The Building Better Healthcare brand originates from the long-established healthcare magazine Hospital Development, which was first published in 1969. Renowned for its informative news, features and analytical content; the Building Better Healthcare brand now provides the healthcare industry with a one-stop service for the latest news, views, products & suppliers, projects and best practices for the healthcare sector. Created to provide key decision-makers and budget-holders for the design and structure of healthcare estates, the service provides comprehensive business news, information, opinion and analysis; latest products and market trends, making this website the ultimate tool to influence procurement decisions for the various healthcare facilities.


Hospital Times, a popular fusion of Hospital Bulletin and Hospital Management, reaches a bi-monthly audience of 7,500 estates and facilities management teams, with a broad spread of pertinent product and project news and development information. Hospital Times reaches key specifiers and decision makers at all levels of the NHS and private health sector together with leading architectural practices and contractors specialising in healthcare.

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Architects’ Datafile is the monthly magazine dedicated to bringing architects the broadest range of coverage on current UK and international projects, industry news and insight on key design issues. Reaching 15,000 registered architects ADF helps readers solve challenges for clients, from interior finishes to structural performance. ADF’s website, newsletters and social media provide daily updates to keep the profession fully informed.