A podcast by Andersen James


The housing crisis looms large. The UK’s crying out for housing stock, and new builds can play a huge role in the recovery.

Diversity and inclusion is finally getting the attention it deserves at a strategic level. Although there’s plenty of work still to do. And environmental concerns are taking centre stage, with time running out to reach ambitious targets in net zero carbon emissions.

Suffice to say, the UK housing sector is going through a period of great change right now. With everything developing at such a pace, it can be hard to keep your finger on the pulse.

That’s why we’ve launched The Housing Industry Podcast.

Featuring lively conversations with key leaders in the housing sector, The Housing Industry Podcast will provide real value to anyone working in the UK housing market who cares about making a difference.

Podcast Episodes

Helen Ward, Group Organisational Development Director at Torus and Moreen Pascal, Programme Manager at Housing Diversity Network

 We’re back with episode 10 of The HIP with not just one, but two fantastic guest speakers who share their knowledge on the...

Richard Ellis, Director of Sustainability at Peabody

 We’re back with the ninth episode of The HIP with host James Leighton. Today we’re joined by Richard Ellis, Director of...

Colette McKune MBE, Group Chief Executive at ForViva

 Colette McKune MBE, Group Chief Executive at ForViva, appears on episode 8 of The HIP alongside host James Leighton, Director of...

Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive at Great Places Housing Group

 For episode 7 of The Housing Industry Podcast (The HIP), host James Leighton is joined by Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive at...

Alexandra Willey, Director of Strategic Asset Management at Clarion Housing Group | Reaching a carbon-neutral future

 It’s time for the next episode of the Housing Industry Podcast (HIP podcast) with our host James Leighton. In this episode, James...

Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director of Growth and Development at Platform Housing Group | Hurdles the housing sector is facing, his hopes for the future of the industry in the UK

 Welcome to the fifth installment of The Housing Industry Podcast (The HIP). In this latest episode, our host James Leighton sits down...

The HIP Episode 4 with Nick Atkin, CEO of Yorkshire Housing

Nick Atkin, CEO Yorkshire Housing | Putting Tenants First, Agile & Flexible Working, Housing Crisis Action Plan

 Welcome to the fourth episode of The Housing Industry Podcast (The HIP), with host James Leighton. In this instalment of the show, James...

Dave Sheridan, Chairman of Ilke Homes | Promoting Employees, Zero Carbon Houses, UK Housing Crisis

 Welcome to The HIP, the brand new Andersen James Group podcast series. In episode 3 of the podcast, James Leighton sits down with...

Lee Sale, Regional MD of Lovell | Lee’s leadership journey, COVID’s impact and future predictions

 Welcome to The HIP, the brand new Andersen James Group podcast series. For our second episode, we’re delighted to welcome Lee Sale,...

Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman of Urban Splash | Leadership, the housing sector, property development

 Welcome to the first ever episode of the Housing Industry Podcast (HIP podcast)! In this episode, our host James Leighton talks to Tom Bloxham...

The Housing Industry Podcast will be hosted by James Leighton – CEO of Andersen James. James has spent over 15 years working in the housing sector, from new-build and refurbishment, to maintenance, energy, and everything in between.

With his insider knowledge, diverse network, and inquisitive nature, James will find out what got his guests to where they are in the housing sector.

How they’re using their influence in the market to help end the housing crisis. What they’re doing to tackle diversity. And how they plan to help reach net zero carbon by 2050.

Podcast Guests

Our Guests

The Housing Industry Podcast podcast will feature conversations with many leading figures from right across the housing sector. From Housing Association taking unique approaches to the housing crisis, to larger private companies making waves in the space. Expect to hear from some of the most influential people in the industry.