Essex Regional Conference
Join industry leaders at the Propertymark Essex Regional Conference on January 25, 2024, at Chelmsford City Racecourse. Network, stay updated on legislation, and learn from sector experts like Michael Day. Free for Propertymark members, this event is a valuable opportunity for you to your boost skills and stay ahead in the market.
FREE for members
* In response to demand we doubled the size of our conference programme and continue to offer members a free place at an annual National or Regional Conference (exluding #PMOne). Members can also attend a second conference in the same year for the non-member rate of £100 +VAT.
Members: FREE *
Non-members: £100 (+VAT)
Every year, over 80% of all time spent on property portals in the UK is spent on Rightmove. We want to put the power of our audience and tools behind agents. That way, you can get on with what you do best – making moves happen. We’re also passionate about supporting the industry and making your life easier. That's why we’ve created comprehensive and accredited training for estate and lettings agents.
Director of Property Science Innovation, Rightmove
Tim is the Director of Property Science Innovation at Rightmove combining data, technology and analytics to develop unique insight and drive property decision making. He is a regular guest on many national news outlets such as the BBC, ITV, Sky News and Bloomberg, discussing the latest data and key factors impacting the property market. Tim previously ran Rightmove’s Lettings and Overseas businesses, and before joining Rightmove in 2010, Tim worked in investment banking and strategy consulting. Tim holds an MBA from the Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Advisory Panel Member, NAVA Propertymark
Stuart began his career as an estate agent in Bath in 2003 and made the switch to land and property auctions in 2008. Due to his experience within different auction houses throughout his career, he has developed a deep understanding of the auction market and understands the strengths and weaknesses of each discipline whether it be ballroom auctions, traditional or conditional online auctions.
Having worked for and with some of the best auctioneers in the UK, he launched his own traditional online auction house My Auction in 2019. My Auction aims to create a fairer market place for buyers and sellers with the ultimate goal of changing the general perception of auctions within the UK property market.
Presidents’ update Thursday @ 11:50 AM
Managing Director, Integra Property Services
Michael is a well-known figure with over 48 years in the property industry and regularly speaks at industry events including many Propertymark conferences. His 1400 plus client-list is a who’s who of the estate agency world and he also judges at many industry awards and is a regular contributor in the written trade media.
In 2020 Michael became a Founder Member of the charitable foundation Agents Together which is focused on helping those in the estate agency industry with healthy minds and healthy businesses. In 2023 Michael was the recipient of The Negotiator Lifetime Achievement Award.
Focusing on the positive for a more productive and profitable business Thursday @ 1:45 PM
Head of Policy and Campaigns, Propertymark
Timothy joined Propertymark in July 2015 and leads on the organisation’s policy and campaigns activity across Westminster, the devolved parliaments, and local authorities. He authored Propertymark’s The Future of Renting position paper and wrote Propertymark’s best practice guidance to help agents operate during the pandemic. Timothy also created the policy proposals for the Leasehold: A Life Sentence research report.
Before Propertymark, Timothy worked as a political advisor in Westminster for a former Business Minister and Government Whip and spent a period of time as a Caseworker and Researcher for Members of the European Parliament.
Propertymark industry update Thursday @ 3:40 PM
Partner, Bright Solicitors
Alex heads up the Disputes and Litigation team at Bright Solicitors. He has experience in a wide range of litigation matters and predominately advises clients on contentious property matters such as commercial and residential landlords and tenants in connection with possession claims, dilapidations, and forfeiture. Alex also advises on matters arising from disputed rights of way, boundary issues together with general commercial property matters.
Lettings: what to expect in 2024 Thursday @ 11:20 AM
Head of Commercial, Propertymark
Jason is a vastly experienced sales and auction expert with a demonstrated history of building and growing companies. He worked in agency as both agent and supplier for over 25 years and is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and results. Jason takes pride in development, training and nurturing of all the team and watching them flourish. Multi-award winning in both agency and suppliers’ category from EA Masters, Sunday Times and Negotiator Awards.
Toby Leek (Duplicate)
President Elect, NAEA Propertymark
Toby is a Sales Manager for Laurent Residential with a demonstrated history of working in the property industry across Central London and Surrey.
Presidents’ update Thursday @ 11:50 AM
Head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT)
James joined the Trading Standards profession in 1989 and spent many years as an operational Trading Standards Officer working with local, regional and national enforcement agencies. He now leads the National Trading Standards Estate & Letting Agency Team, overseeing the regulation of estate agency work in the UK and the private rented sector in England. James has spoken at many property industry events and conferences over the last 10 years and has been involved in several collaborative projects to improve standards in the property sector. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and a qualified coach and mentor.
National Trading Standards Thursday @ 10:05 AM
President, ARLA Propertymark
Greg’s lettings experience stretches back to 2002 and includes multiple industry awards including the Sunday Times Gold, The Negotiator and 'best' in the Estate Agent Guide UK.
Presidents’ update Thursday @ 11:50 AM
CEO, Security Everywhere
Originally from South Africa, Francis has spent nearly 30 years in the UK delivering IT and cyber security solutions to businesses. He launched Westtek Solutions with the aim of redefining IT Support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Through hard work and innovation, he has formed strategic partnerships to provide comprehensive support and cutting-edge cyber security solutions through Security Everywhere, a cyber security focussed business aimed at educating and protecting over one million people from cyberattacks by 2023. Francis is a mentor for CompTIA, helping train the technology gurus of the future and believes that it is the increase in cyberawareness that is at the heart of the solution to the threats we all face.
Are you cyber secure? Thursday @ 3:00 PM
Focusing on the positive for a more productive and profitable business
Michael Day | Integra Property Services
Michael Day will discuss how adopting a positive approach to compliance, viewing it as a business enabler rather than a hindrance, can enhance performance. Focusing on AML compliance and Consumer Protection Regulations, as well as referring to other areas that can impact your business. Estate agents are catalysts for the home moving process and should look to maximise opportunities.
Look back at past events
I think the ''Baddies'' from Trading Standards, The Property Ombudsman and GDPR updates were the most informative speakers, and had a real enjoyable approach, keeping heavy material quite light. Also meeting lots of like-minded letting agents and property professionals was nice!
All speakers very good and those who had exhibitions up in the 'mingling room'. Propertymark are doing some really good work now and you can see this has been building for a few years, I especially appreciated the comms during the lockdowns and the panic of Covid. The constant communication and info was very good and really helped.
Well organised with excellent speakers and presentations. It was good to catch up with people in the industry too.
It was the first conference I have been too and took so much away from each speaker. Loved it, great meeting such passionate people.
The talks were not too long and there were good amount of breaks throughout the day. All were very interesting and engaging, especially The Trading Standards and TPO talks. It was interesting to understand what they are doing so we can improve our standards.