Sponsorship and exhibiting

Introducing the social housing sector

Social housing exists to help people who can’t afford to rent or buy a home on the open market.

Housing associations provide homes and support for almost six million people across England. They offer social homes, shared ownership homes, some market homes to rent and buy and essential supported and specialist housing.

They also invest in community services and regeneration, provide support to vulnerable people and reinvest all their income into delivering their social purpose.

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housing association members

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Providing homes for six million people

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Built more than 45,000 homes in 2018/19

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Members added an extra £2.3bn to England's economy

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Why partner with the NHF?

At a time when marketing return on investment is more important than ever, partnering with the NHF can increase your market share by reaching senior decision-makers in the social housing sector.

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delegates attended conferences in 2019

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delegates attended member engagement events in 2019

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visitors to our website in 2019

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Make partnering with the NHF part of your marketing strategy and benefit from:

  • Engaging with senior decision-makers.
  • Aligning your brand with the social housing sector.
  • Gaining sales leads to increase your market share.
  • Sharing expertise and building long-term relationships.

Opportunities available

With a range of opportunities to suit your marketing budget, our aim is to work with you to reach the right audience to demonstrate your expertise or showcase your products and services.

NHF conferences

Our conference programme is packed with opportunities to get your organisation in front of senior decision-makers and buyers in the social housing sector.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some of our events continue to run as virtual conferences, whilst others have the option to attend in person or online. Just like the sector-leading NHF conferences that our delegates know and value, our virtual events offer live speakers, rooms for interactive debate and coffee breaks to catch-up with colleagues – but streamed live to their browser.

Our equality, diversity and inclusion statement

Our mission is to support the housing community across the UK through events, networking and knowledge sharing. Our equality, diversity and inclusion in events statement sets out our commitment to representation, accessibility and inclusive spaces. You can also view our code of conduct for NHF events. 

Find out more

Headline sponsorship at an NHF conference

With excellent brand awareness opportunities, our headline sponsorship packages are in high demand.

Our sponsorship package includes:

  • Official headline sponsor title.
  • High profile speaking opportunity – work with our expert Conference Production team to ensure your content really resonates with our delegates and members.
  • High profile brand recognition – logo featured on the conference e-brochure, promotional email marketing, delegate communications and conference event platform.
  • Full page advertisement in the conference e-brochure.
  • Acknowledgement by conference chair at opening and closing sessions.
  • Two delegate passes.

To find out more, please contact Julian Hurst at Foremarke Exhibitions via email housing@foremarke.uk.com or by calling 020 8877 8899.

Exhibiting at an NHF conference

With three exhibition packages to choose from, you’ll be able to generate sales leads and continue conversations long after the conference is over.

Our standard exhibition package includes:

  • Exhibition stand.
  • Brand recognition – logo and profile featured on exhibitor listing webpage conference app or guide (where applicable) and one delegate email pre-conference.

To find out more, please contact Julian Hurst at Foremarke Exhibitions via email at housing@foremarke.uk.com or by calling 020 8877 8899.


Advertising with the NHF is a low cost opportunity to support an ongoing marketing campaign and showcase your brand.

NHF conference e-brochure advertising

Receiving an average of 3,500 views per month, you can choose from a full page or half page advert space, include a video to bring your product or campaign to life or a UTM code to measure performance.

NHF conference advertising

Showcase your product or service between live conference sessions. Options include a static advert or a one minute video.

To find out more about how our advertising opportunities can support your marketing campaigns, please contact the NHF marketing team at marketing@housing.org.uk

Webinar sponsorship

We deliver a regular webinar programme of interest to members and non-members alike. Well attended and highly valued, NHF webinars cover latest news, timely sector developments and training.

Our webinars are recorded and all registered attendees are able to download the recording, presentations and any additional supporting materials post-webinar.

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webinar registrations in 2020

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webinar attendees in 2020

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Our webinar sponsorship package includes:

  • Sponsor’s logo and company description to be included on the webinar booking form.
  • 2 x complimentary places on the webinar.
  • Sponsor logo included on the webinar opening slide and the Q&A slide.
  • Inclusion of one slide in the webinar presentation with information about your company.
  • Verbal thank you from the chair at the beginning and at the end of the webinar.
  • Sponsor’s logo to be featured on all pre-webinar marketing emails, joining instructions email and post-webinar email.
  • One co-branded tweet pre-webinar.
  • Attendee list provided post-webinar to include the contact details of delegates that opt-in to pass their details to the sponsor.

Want to host your own webinar?

We are also able to offer organisations the opportunity to sponsor and deliver a webinar to our members.

To find out more about our member engagement webinars, please contact the NHF marketing team at marketing@housing.org.uk.