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

Armitage Shanks is the most widely recognised sanitary-ware brand in the UK. It develops and offers the most comprehensive range of commercial bathroom and washroom products in the market today. In 2017 the company will celebrate the 200th year anniversary as a bathroom solutions provider.


Ascom provides award-winning communications systems for today’s mobile healthcare workforce.  Our brand new nurse call 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, 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).

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.

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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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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.  Our brand new nurse call 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, 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).


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.

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.



The BIM4HEALTH group represents all the various healthcare sectors and disciplines which makes up the healthcare community in the UK that have contributed significantly and regularly to the development of the health estate, clinical service and patient experience, and are helping shape its longer term strategy. As we head towards an efficient digitised built environment it is important that communities of practice come together such as BIM4Health to help raise awareness, build capacity and capability both with the client and supply chain populations. Health is an area that can particularly benefit from BIM where model data can be used to inform and optimise the clinical planning process and healthcare estate.


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.


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  The Design In Mental Health Network brings together people involved in mental    health environments to collaborate and so improve outcomes. We are confident that when people who use and experience mental healthcare settings come together with those who procure, design and construct them, rewarding opportunities open up to resolve issues and challenges to making those environments into healing, optimistic and effective places.

We aim to facilitate inclusive and productive networking, so our events maintain a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We encourage people to speak honestly and openly while having respect for the different views other people might have. By talking about our ideas and experiences we can develop shared understandings and generate effective team-working. Networking is about learning from each other.


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.




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.


Since September 2003, 662 schemes have been completed on the ProCure21 and ProCure21+ National Construction Frameworks, collectively worth almost £6bn. Over 90% of these have completed on time and within budget. In May 2011 the Government’s Construction Strategy challenged the ProCure21+ framework to reduce its construction costs by up to 20% by 2015. In response the framework has developed strategies to achieve this through benchmarking of construction costs, standardisation, bulk purchasing of materials and Building Information Modelling (BIM). The benefits of BIM are many: early adopters are using BIM to produce 3D design information, survey existing sites, reduce clashes and integrate facilities management into their designs.



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.




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.