A very successful and well-attended Empty Homes Conference on Wednesday in Birmingham contained one poignant moment, when the delegates showed their appreciation for Chris Skinner, who sadly died in February, by offering a collective salute.
Chris was well-known for his work as a solicitor supporting Empty Homes practitioners up and down the country over many years, particularly in the area of Compulsory Purchase. He had also spoken at two previous conferences.
At the suggestion of Nick Pritchard-Gordon, Chair of EHN and the Conference, delegates raised their arms to make a "YES" shape, to honour Chris's positive, can-do attitude.
We will continue miss Chris and the delegates' salute was made also on behalf of many times more people who could not attend the event.
For his obituary see here.