A friend in need is a friend indeed

Getting closer to your suppliers – the lessons learned from lockdown By Spencer Hill, Director at MCP2 Limited When the first Public Policy Note on the Covid-19 outbreak was released in March many organisations including HAs were suddenly reminded of the importance of their supply chain. Cue the frantic piano music from the early 20th Century…

ATFS advises Hillcrest Homes on successfully raising £50m with extremely competitive terms despite uncertain market conditions

Hillcrest Homes engaged ATFS to advise on a funding strategy to deliver the largest development programme in the association’s history. Critical to future delivery is the securing of a £50m 25-year funding facility at very competitive rates, provided by long-term funding partner RBS. In 2018 Hillcrest raised £70m via a Private Placement, which has supported…

Want to lower emissions? Look to modular homes

In the housing sector we hear a lot about the benefits of modern methods of construction – including that homes constructed off-site using modular build technologies have greenhouse gas emission reduction benefits. At Altair, our clients utilise off-site manufactured housing or “OSM”, a type of modern method of construction, to develop more homes quickly. But…