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Northern Property Tribe – Report on August’s Gathering


Northern Property Tribe Gathering – 18 August 2010

Last night saw the second NPT gathering held at The Bridge Inn, Whitwood, Castleford.

The proposed keynote speaker, Amanda Brown of Planning & Development Solutions was due to speak about her property journey and recent legislative changes relating to property planning and HMO’s. Unfortunately, Amanda fell ill at the weekend and decided that she was still too unwell to speak.

Fortunately, our planned speaker for October, Stephen Fay ACA was booked in as a delegate and kindly agreed to bring forward his address.

Considering that the month of August is traditionally quiet for property folk, and that we are a new event, the attendance was pleasing and it was good to see some new faces as well as some from the first event in June.

The opening address on recent property related news was given by yours truly. I highlighted recent issues relating to UK Holiday Lets and a couple of green issues relating to forthcoming legislation changes on EPC’s and the benefits of self installed solar panels enabling the property owner to take advantage of the recent government feed in tariffs ‘FiTs’

Stephen Fay, a chartered accountant who specialisies in working with property investors gave a down to earth, personal account of his own property investment strategy which was well received by all.

A few of the comments made by delegates……

“Liked the informal feel, very informative without a sales pitch” -TM, Harrogate

“Thank you for your excellent arrangements, excellent presentations” – PW, Chorley

“Excellent, lots of learning to be had” – Anon

“A lot more informal than other networking meets, good sharing personal experiences, I learnt alot” – OP, Chesterfield

All aspects of the event from location and layout through to the speakers presentations were marked by the majority of delegates as either ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ which is a great achievement for only the second event.

The next Northern Property Tribe Gathering will be held on Wednesday 20 October 2010 featuring Lisa Orme, owner of Keys (UK) Ltd. Lisa will take delegates through her property journey and share some of her tips and insider knowledge on acqusitions, disposals, financing and re-structuring.

On behalf of Megan Harrison and myself, I look forward to seeing you there!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 19/08/2010 17:37

    Rob – Am so pleased that you overcame what could have been a disaster to pull this off! You are a true star! Well done and I look forward to being OOOP North and attending one of your events in the near future. All the best, Sam


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