Aico has recently hosted four events to explore how its supply chain can work collaboratively to build safer futures for residents of the UK, welcoming 400 industry professionals to its headquarters in Oswestry.
To support its mission statement of promoting best practice and delivering safer homes, Aico invited customers from all areas of its supply chain to these events, including electrical contractors, distributors and registered social landlords.
Held throughout February and March, the events combined insights and evidence into how connected homes can create safer and healthier properties for all, from improving fire safety to reducing the risk of poor indoor environmental conditions, such as damp and mould and poor indoor air quality.
Aaron Hamilton from Southway Housing Trust, who attended the event, adds, “All of the presentations were really good and informative. The thing that impressed me the most was how the business is run, and is constantly evolving and trying to improve all aspects.”
Jason Parker, Electrical Supervisor from Chesterfield Borough Council, comments, “The whole event was slick and well presented, especially with technical topics. I gained a lot from the event, while it was very enjoyable.”
Members of Aico’s team delivered a range of engaging and impactful workshops to drive a synergistic approach to building safer futures.
Beginning with an insight into Aico’s past, present and future, National Sales Managers, Daniel Little and Tony Boyle, set the scene for the event by examining the organisation’s products, technology and training initiatives.
National Account Manager, Alex Parker, examined new research, conducted by Cebr on behalf of the Housing Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce, into the economic impacts of fire safety standards regulations.
Product Manager (HomeLINK), Jordan Toulson, examined the plethora of data and insights available through Aico’s HomeLINK Connected Home Solution, focusing on the recently released structural versus environmental insight, which enables landlords to pinpoint the root cause of damp and mould.
Product Development Manager, Michael Wright, continued the theme of technology and innovations, exploring how Aico’s range of ever-evolving hardware and software can ensure residents have access to safe and healthy living spaces.
The attendees also took a tour of Aico’s modern headquarters and participated in a workshop led by Operations and Learning and Development Manager, Lee Duffy, to learn how to achieve high-performance teamwork.
To close each event, the groups merged for a ‘ask the panel’ Q&A, giving guests the opportunity to share feedback or ask questions. Aico’s National Sales Manager, Daniel Little, was delighted with the events. He concludes, “Over the last two weeks, we have welcomed 400 people to our Centre of Excellence in Oswestry. Promoting best practice, engaging with our communities and delivering safer homes, forming part of our company’s mission statement, and these events are a way in which we achieve this. The Build a Safer Future Together events were designed to bring together professionals from all over the country and from every part of our supply chain.”