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AUDE 2021 Conference Supporters & Exhibitors 

All our supporters at #AUDE21 will have a virtual stand at the conference where delegates can speak, engage and network with our supporters during the many breaks we have during the conference. Our supporters will also be hosting business sessions throughout the conference details of their sessions can be found on the programme pages.

AUDE have also allocated specific times in the programme for exhibitor networking time: 

Everyday at 09:00 - 09:25, 14:00 - 14:30 and 15:30 - 16:00

There is a week long quiz/treasure hunt around the exhibition for delegates to collect clues by visiting all stands/exhibitors with a prize of £250 for the winner. So do please support and engage with our supporters during these times as the conference couldn't happen without their support. 

We are looking forward to welcoming our headline supporters to our 2021 conference: 

Headline Supporters 

Company Profile




Headline Supporter

EAB, based in Washington DC, is the leading provider of higher education strategy and best practices in North America.

At EAB, our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger; we fulfill it by helping university partners navigate market shocks to funding, operations, enrolment and academic programming.


Headline Supporter

Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned construction and interior fit-out group.

Founded in 1852, we are family run with a purpose to Build Lives Less Ordinary, and dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. - We have zero debt, bank borrowings or overdrafts - We reduced our emissions by 59% from 2012 to 2018 - We are carbon neutral since 2012 - We are the Sunday Times 4th Best Company to Work For in the UK - We demonstrate leading supply chain payment performance - We invest more than £2m each year into local communities 


 Please see below for more information on all of our 2021 supporters who will be exhibiting and delivering a business session at the conference: 



Company Profile




Arcadis is the leading global design & consultancy firm for natural and built assets. We are more than 28,000 people, in over 70 countries, who are dedicated to improving quality of life.

We do so by developing innovative solutions to create liveable cities and a people-centric future of mobility. Within our University & Science sector we have a dedicated UK team of over 100 people delivering complex projects for a range of clients. With a core focus on project / cost management and building surveying, we also offer expertise in digital, net zero carbon and much more.



 Coffee Voucher Supporter 

AssetWorks is wholly committed to helping our customers achieve facilities excellence and key institutional outcomes, including: 

  • An Outstanding Student Experience through world-class estates and quality services 
  • Financial Sustainability through controlling capital and operating expenditures 
  • Social Responsibility through eliminating waste and reducing the carbon footprint

A global leader in Integrated Workplace Management Software (IWMS), AssetWorks provides a single, unified platform for the estate and facilities management industry needs. With nearly thirty years of experience in the profession, we are dedicated to continued innovation and continuously listening to feedback and ideas for improving our current products. At AssetWorks, we’re more than just an IWMS solution; we’re a family dedicated to the successful management of our customers’ campuses. 




We believe that good design has the power to transform lives. Everyone deserves to be positively impacted by good design, and nobody more so than the young people who inhabit the universities that we design. We hold this tenet at the forefront of our work at each stage of the design process. We believe in an industry that never stops learning and deliver innovative solutions to improve the learning environment of the next generation.

With years of experience transforming higher education institutions so that they, and their students, can reach their fullest potential, we create spaces where people of all ages can learn, innovate and build our future.


Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.

We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings. Our main geographies are the UK & Ireland, US and Far East.

Over the last 110 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.



BAM collaborates with universities to create high quality academic and student facilities. As a major contractor and FM provider, we have planned, designed, built, managed and maintained over 180 projects in the last 20 years.



BDP designs at every scale and stage in the placemaking process, operating from a collaborative network of creative city studios connected to the regions they serve. 


CBRE’s vision is to provide our customers with an integrated service across the complete spectrum of property services and facilities management.

Our service offering is integrated with our service partners, providing our customers flexible, innovative, and tailored solutions that can meet the needs of an ever-changing property portfolio.

CBRE offers a range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.




Cundall challenge our clients and other consultants to do better and achieve more to the benefit of students, staff and academics. We innovate across project types, disciplines and the world.

Our strength lies in not just being multidiscipline but having leaders in each discipline (MEP, civil and structural, acoustics, lighting design, IT/AV and transportation). Sustainability, including health and wellbeing, is the area where we continue to make the biggest impact.

Cundall is also leading the market in use of BIM, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Parametric Modelling and many other areas. This all combined with our friendly and flexible approach makes us the consultant of choice for clients.


Curtins are an independently owned, award winning engineering consultancy, and have worked continuously in the higher education sector since we were established in 1960. We are currently working with over 40 universities on new build, refurbishment, survey & repair, fit outs, and wider masterplanning / estate rationalisation.

We provide our seven specialisms of Civil, Structural, Infrastructure, Geoenvironmental, Geotechnical, Principal Designer, and Conservation & Heritage services, from our 14 offices across the UK and Ireland.

Practical innovation is key to our approach and we provide solutions that help our clients in the higher education sector unlock value in their existing land and building assets.



Faithful+Gould continue to provide outstanding project, programme and cost management, building surveying and strategic asset management solutions in the Higher Education sector.

We are committed to working with our clients and supply chain, providing effective whole life costing services to deliver NET Zero standards, whilst generating and measuring social value and optimising the university estate. We have worked with >100 HE institutions across the UK, delivering new build and refurbished facilities spanning science and research, heart of the campus and student living.

We help our clients evolve their assets to better support teaching and learning, applying commercial and technical skills to deliver efficiently. Creating an effective interface between operational and estate goals, Faithful+Gould work with clients to understand their needs and challenges. Driving innovation, excellence and best value through design, procurement and construction.



Fusion21 helps higher education estates buy smarter across the built environment, whilst supporting sustainability and social impact goals. We’ll help you to get projects on site quickly, save time and generate efficiencies - supported by our team of technical procurement experts. Our compliant public sector frameworks have saved our members more than £226m, we offer a multi-skilled supply chain managed to the highest standards and the social value of our projects stands at £84m.

Did you know our Heating and Renewables Framework has a specific lot supported by the Department for Education?

Talk to us about making a real impact.


Globalisation, climate change, urbanisation, and digitisation present new opportunities and challenges for how we live.

In this fast-changing context, Hassell brings together the best designers and thinkers in a unique collaborative process that results in both beautiful design and measurable value.

We work across architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and urban design - a rich multi-disciplinary mix of skills and perspectives that unlocks the economic, social and cultural value of projects.

We combine our creative design expertise with capabilities in strategy, research, technology and experience design, and we regularly collaborate with experts and partners from further afield.

Through our work, we’re trying to build a more inclusive, sustainable future for communities - and create a more socially and ecologically resilient world.



Hawkins\Brown is an architecture practice based in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Los Angeles.

The firm brings a collaborative approach to projects across a range of types and scale in six main sectors: civic, community & culture; education & research; healthcare; workplace; transport & infrastructure and residential. Alongside its work in architecture, design and planning, Hawkins\Brown conducts industry leading research with outputs that include H\B:ERT, an open-source and free-to-use plug-in for BIM models that enables teams across the industry to analyse the whole-life carbon impact of their design choice.


AUDE Awards Supporter

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists, providing innovative solutions to facility engineering and design challenges for buildings. We provide MEP, environmental and sustainability services, as well as a number of other specialisms, including fire engineering, acoustics and lighting.

We are engineers of human experiences. Problem solvers who care how a space makes you feel when you step inside – who bring buildings to life. We overcome every challenge with ingenuity, determination, and pride.

We take personal responsibility to achieve a shared vision, combining strong relationships with technical excellence. When we embark on a project journey, we are making a commitment to the client and to each other.



HOST and Reds10 are at the forefront of hospitality and operations management in the student sector. We offer universities and their students a different approach to student residences with total flexibility in the accommodation booking process. Whether you want to stay for 7 nights or 7 months, our dynamic solution gives control and peace of mind to the student, the parent and the university. We can either do full operational management of accommodation, or can provide a full finance, construct and operate solution.


Invida is a SAAS hosted Asset Management Platform, a Digital representation of the Physical Estate that enables the effective & efficient management of a University Estate.


Mace is a global company of experts in shaping and making the built environment. It provides development, consulting, construction and operations services for many of the world’s most inspiring building and infrastructure projects and programmes – from Olympic parks and iconic skyscrapers to state-of-the-art data centres, schools, hospitals and homes.

The privately-owned company, headquartered in London, UK, has an annual turnover of £1.8 billion. Over 30 years, its growth has been fuelled by an adventurous spirit and the relentless pursuit of a better way. Today, the company employs over 6,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, the Americas, Sub Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific.

Mace is driven by its purpose to redefine the boundaries of ambition, and its vision of leading the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world.


Mitie are the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. We manage and maintain some of the nation’s most recognised landmarks and work with a wide range of blue-chip private and public sector clients. Our expertise, care, technology, insight and focus on sustainability create amazing work environments, helping our customers to be exceptional, every day.


Delegate Bag Sponsor 

NG Bailey is the UK’s largest, independent, engineering & services business with a reputation for excellence.

NG Bailey offers integration from the outset of a project, including HV power infrastructure, IT, planning and design, supply chain management to off-site manufacture, installation and facilities management/maintenance.

As a market leader, the company is committed to offering tailored and innovative solutions and has a proven track record in doing so in a broad range of market sectors.

NG Bailey’s people are at the heart of the organisation and it is recognised that the company has one of the industry’s foremost apprenticeship schemes.




Planon’s facility and property management software is used extensively throughout the higher education community, with 100+ customers in this sector alone using our IWMS to support functions such as space reporting, move management, maintenance, room booking, and service requests. Talk to us to learn more about our proven experience in the higher education market and find out how our CAFM/IWMS solutions can contribute to your campus management strategy.




PTS works with University Estates and Digital teams to develop Intelligent Campus Strategies for their masterplans and buildings. As independent consultants, we also provide digital design services on capital programmes, including smart buildings, networks/Wi-Fi, audio visual systems, collaboration technologies, IT infrastructure and security. We have worked with over 111 Universities over 38 years.



Ridge is a financially strong, award winning, multidiscipline property and construction consultancy specialising in higher education and offering a unique range of Project & Cost Management, Planning, Architecture, Surveying, Design, Engineering and Consultancy Services. Their partner-led approach delivers scale and expertise with a personal touch, providing knowledge and experience in highly regulated, multi-stakeholder, procedure driven and closely scrutinised, operational University environments. Their portfolio includes advanced technology and research facilities for Britishvolt, GlaxoSmithKline, JLR, Rolls-Royce and 20 F1 teams amongst many others – connecting industry with Universities. Founded in 1946, Ridge now employs over 600 people in 12 offices across the UK.



Savills is one of the world's leading property advisers with an unrivalled network of more than 131 offices throughout the UK and Ireland. We take an innovative approach to real estate. With a strong client focus we will provide you with the highest quality advice and identify deliverable solutions. With many years' experience of the higher education sector it is a priority for us. We provide a comprehensive property service across the entire development cycle - from formulating estates strategies, implementing projects and optimising the efficiency of an institution's operational estate, right through to renewal and redevelopment including maximising value on surplus assets.



Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. 

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency at your university.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for a wide range of buildings.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. 


Scott Tallon Walker create ever evolving spaces with a simplicity and consistency to their design.

We have an award-winning track record not just of excellence in architecture, but of creating efficient, fit for purpose buildings that are highly valued by their users.

We begin each project seeking innovation and the potential for adding value.

By understanding our client's customer's stated goals and what good building design can bring to a site, what image it can create for its owners, how it can be flexible and set an example for innovation, we can then create a great place with which to engage.




We are architects interested in people first, then function which informs our design process leading to building forms fit for their use. Working in both education and housing allows our team to really be advocates for the people that matter, the end users. We create and landscapes that work well, last and make a positive contribution to the environment. We enjoy the creative process, building and working with our clients.



We are award-winning architects, interior designer and masterplanners. Our design approach is defined by the exploration of new ideas, processes and technologies, and our commitment to meeting the challenges posed by the climate crisis. From the seminal buildings for Churchill College, Cambridge, over 50 years ago to the multiple RIBA award winning Collaborative Teaching Laboratories here at the University of Birmingham, the practice has a track record of engaging with the latest pedagogic trends and research. This is allied with a deep understanding of the tradition, culture and heritage of the HE sector, to deliver award-winning, inspirational buildings and spaces.



Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanisation and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalised ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet – creating technology that transforms the everyday and environments that care.




Sir Robert McAlpine is a family-owned building and civil engineering company operating across the UK.

In 2019, we celebrated our 150th Anniversary.

We are honoured to have worked on some of Britain’s most iconic buildings and projects. Our Education sector focussed team help us understand our University customers’ needs and provide strategic overview to our sector activity.

This time last year, few could have envisaged the challenges the HE sector would have to face. We continue to work in close collaboration with our University partners to navigate the uncertainties of these times and provide solutions for the future.



We are here to help you design and deliver spaces and places for life’s complexities.Over 300 of us work in a collective of studios, formed of architects and specialists. We are experts in Higher Education, having worked with more than 30 universities.Our network of 9 regional offices means we are embedded in the communities that we work and live in.Together with our clients, we aim to improve the lives of future generations. That’s why we promote a form of design that isn’t driven by ego, but by purpose.Find out about our work, culture and people


Unite Students is the UK's largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation serving the country's world-leading Higher Education sector. Following the £1.4bn acquisition of Liberty Living in November 2019, we now provide homes to 74,000 students across 177 properties in 27 leading university towns and cities. We currently partner with 45 universities across the UK.

Our people are driven by a common purpose: to provide a 'Home for Success' for the students who live with us. Unite's accommodation is safe and secure, high quality, and affordable. Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security and high-speed Wi-Fi. We also hold a five-star British Safety Council audit rating.

Founded in 1991 in Bristol, Unite Group is an award-winning Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 250 Index. Unite is invested in and operates two specialist funds and joint ventures with institutional investment partners: the £3 billion Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF), and the £1 billion London Student Accommodation Vehicle (LSAV).



UPP is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure.

We have over 36,000 rooms in operation or under construction through long-term, bespoke partnerships with 15 world-leading universities.

With over 800 employees, since 1998 UPP has invested over £3bn in the UK higher education sector and provided homes to over 400,000 students. We create bespoke, long-term partnerships which enable universities to make the most effective use of their assets, free up resources and improve student services.

We fund, design and build new on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, complete estate transfers and operate facilities over the long-term.  

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