LendInvest joins Home Builders Federation

Ryan Bembridge

May 16, 2017

LendInvest has joined the Home Builders Federation to support property developers.

The Home Builders Federation is the body of the private sector homebuilding industry in England and Wales and its members are responsible for 80% of housing output each year.

Ian Thomas (pictured), chief investment officer at LendInvest, said: “The Home Builders Federation is recognised as the voice of the home building industry and becoming a member will help us to support the growth of SME builders in every region of the UK.

“There’s no silver bullet to solve the housing crisis, but by forging links of this kind we hope to drive momentum behind industry initiatives to increase sector skills, enhance the voice of the property sector and ultimately put more homes on British streets.”

The organisation already supports the LendInvest Property Development Academy, a non-profit, two-day course delivered in five key cities across the UK and intended to create a new generation of property entrepreneurs.

LendInvest vowed to ensure that the government’s housing policy addresses challenges for SMEs in access to land, finance and skills.

John Slaughter, director of external affairs at the Home Builders Federation, said: “With an undersupply of homes in the UK, it will take partnership between of all parts of the home building industry to deliver the homes the country needs.

“For this reason, we are delighted to welcome LendInvest as an associate member of the Home Building Federation and look forward to their continued contribution in supporting small house builders to scale.”

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