Workplace Transformation Project of the Year 2016 - Melin Homes

Thursday 23 February 2017, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Map

Free of charge for BCS Members and non-members


  • 6.00pm - Registration with tea, coffee, fresh fruit juices and biscuits
  • 6.30pm - Presentation and Q&A
  • Followed by a networking opportunity with wine and soft drinks
  • 9.00pm - Close


This presentation will provide a rare opportunity for attendees to obtain some insights into how an organisation, with exceptional commitment and quality approach, can successfully manage a project to completely transform their workplace and to understand why they won the BCS/Computing Award in 2016. Melin Homes is a Housing Association based in South Wales, employing just 245 staff and operating with limited resources. Melin have always had a very strong culture with a highly motivated staff team and 2 years ago they embarked on an ambitious journey to encourage their staff and Board to work smarter and become more agile and efficient. They are now in a position where all their staff, whether an office assistant or a gas engineer, are able to conduct their day to day duties completely remotely from anywhere they wish via the implementation of new technologies and working practices. Their dynamic vision has enabled them to drastically improve the services provided to their residents and partners whilst reducing costs, improving the working environment, reducing their impact upon the natural environment and delivering greater job satisfaction and empowerment for all their staff. And this is only the beginning....

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About the speakers

Sharon Crockett & Dave Evans:

Sharon CrockettSharon is Assistant Director Business Consultancy and Dave is Technology Manager at Melin and both have been with Melin since it’s creation in 2007.

Sharon manages all support services at Melin and has project managed the transformational change throughout their agile working journey.  Sharon is a qualified accountant, started her career in Local Government 22 years ago and moved into the social housing sector 15 years ago.  Sharon’s role at Melin has diversified drastically over the last 8 years to incorporate many different responsibilities including HR, IT and even sustainability.

Dave EvansDave has provided the technical support to make this happen and Dave’s team continue to support their staff in utilising and developing the technology they require.  Dave has worked for 30 years in the field of IT and has been working in the social housing sector almost 20 years within a Managerial role.

Together, Sharon & Dave have provided a united front to carefully manage the culture change within Melin and continue to drive the technological advancements for the future.

Only refreshments are being served at this event.