Thank you to everyone who joined us for the M3 User Group in November. It was great to get your feedback on what improvements you'd like to see to ensure we deliver the most effective software solutions, whatever your level of expertise. If you haven't attended one of our groups before here's a taster from one of our delegates: "...I found the session extremely informative & engaging, very impressed with the level of genuine support from all at M3 regardless of the size of the issue." EMH Group
Thank you to everyone who joined us on the NHMF Study Tour in Glasgow. Ben Virgo led the group on a two day tour, including an introduction to Glasgow social housing & an inspiring trip to City Building's Queenslie Training Centre. It was great to see such a wide range of employer supported apprentice training programmes in action. There'll be more on this at the NHMF Conference where Professor Paddy Gray will be discussing apprentice academies in relation to the housing industry. See you there.
Well done to Liz Circuit and Paul Flowers who, after hours of studying and lots of late night revision have both gained the Institute of Directors Certificate in Company Direction, the first step on the route to becoming a Chartered Director. Congratulations Liz and Paul, we salute you!
Ben and Joanna had a really productive day at the NHF Smaller Housing Associations' Conference on 1 November. Sharing knowledge and experience is really important to us, so it was great to meet so many delegates and find out more about how we can help smaller housing associations punch above their weight. Thank you to everyone who visited our stand - we're looking forward to seeing you in Birmingham for the NHMF Maintenance Conference in January. See you there!
Here's Joanna at the ICSH Finance & Development Conference in Kilkenny where Matt and the team were busy showcasing M3Pamwin and finding out more about the challenges facing social housing providers across Ireland. With over 270 housing associations represented by the ICSH, the conference was a great opportunity to meet lots of delegates and we can't wait to be back soon!
Our brand new M3Pamwin Plus stand made its debut at the NHF Treasury Conference & Exhibition in London this month. It was a great opportunity to catch up with some familiar faces and find out more about the challenges our clients in the housing maintenance sector are facing. Next stop, Kilkenny for the ICSH Finance & Development Conference. We hope to see you there!
It was a tough job but with preparations for the next year's NHMF Conference hotting up, somebody had to volunteer for the difficult task of menu planning for the NHMF Awards dinner. Our dedicated team of food tasters sampled some amazing dishes created by the Hilton Metropole's chef and his team. We can't reveal the final selection but we can confim chocolate will be involved....
The M3NHF Schedule of Rates was recently tested in a court case and we are reassured that the contract documentation was found to be robust. However, the case highlights the risks involved with altering or substituting parts of the documentation which may expose the client to future risk. Subscribers preparing for tender may wish to refer to the details of the case.
Are you an M3Housecall or M3Locator Plus subscriber? M3Central is now available as an upgrade. To view a demo of M3Central view here: http://www.m3h.co.uk/try/. There are two modes: one allows tenants to report repairs online; and the other allows staff to diagnose repairs and allocate Schedule codes. These modes can be purchased separately or together. M3Central Reporting is now integrated with Capita’s OPENAccess portal and Orchard Housing’s new self-service portal. M3Central Diagnostics is n