On the 1st of April Q Shelter hosted an intimate gathering of senior managers from the sector and government for the first of our CEO’s dinners.

Julian Ashby, Chair of the UK Housing Regulator was our guest speaker and kept participants deeply engaged in conversation on his experiences and learnings from his jurisdiction and the ways that regulation had evolved over a number of years.

Whilst the topics ranged far and wide of particular interest was the evidence that the finance sector in the UK has a great deal of faith in the regulatory system as a means of reducing lending risk which has made accessing growth funding less burdensome for providers.

Also of interest was the view that regulation needs to evolve with the sector being regulated as a means of meeting a changing political, funding, and social environment.

The opportunity for senior leaders from the sector to meet and discuss key issues with their peers and government in a casual collegiate setting was well received and we will be looking to offer more of these opportunities in the near future.