NHF partners

The NHF’s Preferred and Sector Suppliers offer a range of products and services to support our members and the work they do.

All are committed to working in the social housing sector and provide services including legal, financial, insurance, consultancy, energy, IT, service charge analysis and setting and customer service. We also provide our members with access to insurance products such as director’s and officer’s insurance at preferential rates.

Work with us

We offer a range of partnership opportunities to organisations who want to work with housing associations. 

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Preferred Suppliers

As an NHF member, you have access to special rates or services from our Preferred Suppliers – reputable commercial partners who have expertise within the social housing space. We negotiate preferential terms and conditions with these partners to help you save money, so that you can use your resources as efficiently as possible to deliver on your social mission.

We receive commission from our Preferred Suppliers and we invest all this back in our work to support housing associations and their communities. We complete extensive due diligence on each Preferred Supplier, but we invite our members to conduct their own checks as appropriate to make an informed, independent decision.


Jointly owned by the National Housing Federation and the Chartered Institute of Housing, Housemark is the leading data and insight company for the UK housing sector.


LCP is a leading pensions and benefits consultancy with particular expertise in helping housing associations to provide better pensions to their staff and to manage legacy pension issues.


Providing time and cost saving solutions to create a tangible return on investment and efficiencies for the social housing sector.

My Home Contents Insurance

My Home Contents Insurance is an affordable and flexible scheme designed to protect residents against a range of risks with no cost to you as a member.


PfH offers a range of procurement services including consultancy, technology, energy and frameworks offering best value from market leading suppliers.

Phoenix Software

Phoenix Software is the UK’s leading supplier of software, hardware, devices, IT solutions and security services to housing associations in the UK. 

PIB Insurance Brokers

PIB Insurance Brokers is a leading insurance broker who offer a range of insurance and risk solutions to meet the needs of housing associations and their tenants.


The UK’s fastest growing property technology company pioneering real-time property operations for real world impact.

Sector Suppliers

Our Sector Suppliers have experience in working in the social housing sector, and have been carefully selected to provide expert advice and solutions for your organisation and its needs.

Asset, property and estate management


Supplying products and services that provide construction professionals with innovative solutions and superior added value.

Parking Control Management (UK) Ltd

Providing cost-neutral parking management services to commercial and residential clients.


ZapCarbon helps housing providers to achieve better living conditions, by stopping damp and mould in tenanted housing.

Consultancy services

Biscon Planning

An independent market leader in the provision of business continuity planning and enterprise risk management strategies, aligned to give capable and deliverable corporate governance.



Chirpy Heat

The UK’s leading supplier of independent heat network support and guidance to housing providers.

Integrator Housing Solutions

Cloud based solutions for housing associations to manage their data on their path to net zero.

SHIFT Environment

Providing environmental reporting services, specialising in consultancy for housing associations.

Utility Aid

An energy broker specialising in sourcing energy for the UK’s voluntary sector.

Financial services


An accountancy firm with over 100 years of experience supporting not for  profit organisations, including housing providers, with their financial and regulatory needs.

Health and wellbeing

Housing management


Alertacall uses technology to enhance two-way engagement and provide better connection between customers and their landlord.

B&Q decorating cards

B&Q is the largest home improvement and garden centre retailer in Europe, with over 300 stores across the UK and Ireland. 

Insurance services

The Housing Bond Company (HBC)

Provides innovative surety market solutions for housebuilders and housing associations.

IT and software


Orlo is a social media management and customer service platform designed specifically for the UK public sector to increase engagement, improve experience, and build trust.

Recite Me

An accessibility toolbar that equips online users with the tools they need to create an inclusive online experience.                                                                                                                                                                              

Shelton Development Service (SDS)

A software company helping housing associations fulfill their development potential and build more homes for those who need it most.


Xledger is a global leading cloud finance solution provider. Working with over 10,000 organisations in over 60 countries, Xledger equips finance teams to help transform their business now and into the future. 

Legal services

Penningtons Manches Cooper

Recognised for providing premium legal advice to a wide range of clients across the sector.

Who to speak to

Helen Collins, Head of Business Development