BREAKOUT STREAM 3: The Living Wage

A discussion about the importance of The Living Wage and the BTR Sector

Panel discussion hosted by Nicky Dorman, Sherbourne Developments Group Ltd

Panel: Joe Richardson, Living Wage Foundation; Charlotte Hopkinson, Grainger PLC; Oliver Ringsby-Burgess, HPS Services and Chris Pardoe, PropRec


Nicky Dorman, Sherbourne Developments Group Ltd – Nicky has over 15 years’ experience working in the residential and mixed use property sector. Her international career includes working on large regeneration projects in Australia and Kenya. Closer to home, in the UK, Nicky has been involved in the delivery of the East Village for London 2012, Battersea Power Station, Chelsea Barracks and the BBC Television Centre, as well as working with Housing Associations across the country. Nicky’s expertise lies in product development, project management, marketing and sales.


Joe Richardson, Living Wage Foundation – Joe joined the Living Wage Foundation in March 2021 as the Research Manager. His role involves conducting research into Minimum/Living Wage, low pay and in-work poverty. He is also a member of the independent, expert advisory group ‘Re-Wage’, which focuses on the recovery and renewal of work and employment in the UK as it tackles the economic impact of Covid-19. Before joining the Foundation, Joe worked in Quantitative Research roles at Gingerbread – the charity supporting single parents – and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Oliver Ringsby-Burgess, HPS Services – Oliver is Chair of the UKAA Suppliers Council and also heads up HPS Services, a specialist provider of high end facility services (cleaning, security, engineering, plus) to the residential property sector. HPS fundamentally believe that everybody deserves a fantastic place to live, learn, work and stay and that this is the foundation of great life experiences and vibrant communities.


Chris Pardoe, PropRec


Charlotte Hopkinson, Grainger PLC