New business plan provides fresh focus for Reallies at Housing 2019

10th May 2019 - Peter Morris

Reallies, the collaborative procurement partnership between Efficiency North and Procure Plus, has agreed a new business plan that will consolidate its efforts to become the largest intelligent aggregator of planned maintenance and merchants works for social housing landlords in the North of England.

The new business plan now allows regional consortia to join Reallies as a Licensee. Licensees can enjoy access to Reallies frameworks and the high level of efficiency they provide to their customers, without signing up to the higher level of commitment required to be a Reallies Partner. Central Housing Investment Consortium Ltd (CHIC), which serves social landlords located in West Midlands, South and South Wales, has now moved to the new position of Licensee.

Hosting stand C20 at CIH Housing 2019 (25-27 June), Reallies will demonstrate how its unique frameworks pull together the aggregated demand of all its Regional Partners and Licensee’s in four key areas: Planned Maintenance Materials, Building Materials, Builders Merchants and Stores, and Fire Risk and Mitigation works.

Paul Tenant, Independent Chair of Reallies Partnership, said: “The new business plan enables Reallies to concentrate its efforts on the production of innovative procurement solutions, integrated systems and localised social value. The Partners and Licensees of Reallies act like regional dealerships, adding extra value through their local business relationships, expertise and personal service.”

Together Housing Group, one of the largest housing associations in the North of England, has used Reallies frameworks for many years. George Paterson, the Group Director of Property Services, will be presenting a session at CIH Housing 2019 in the Knowledge Theatre on Wednesday 26 June at 15.55pm that explores in detail the many benefits of Reallies frameworks.