Industry experts join Propertymark Qualifications Board

Jan Hÿtch, Residential and Operations Partner from Arnold Keys and Katie Griffin, Director from Sawdye and Harris will help to pave the way for future learning and accreditation.

They have a combined 64 years of experience in the industry and will bring a wealth of knowledge and insight to the Board alongside another highly experienced industry practitioner, Mike Hughes who is an NAEA Commercial Member. 

Hÿtch is currently Education Adviser to Propertymark and in 2013/14 was President of NAEA Propertymark, when she helped devise and launch the first full-time Further Education College Course in the UK for young people to become qualified estate and letting agents by the age of 18. Alongside this, she also sits on the TPO Industry Forum, the National Residential Forum for RICS, for which she is an Assoc RICS assessor, and is Chair of the Norwich and District Association of Estate Agents.

Griffin was a Non-Executive Director on the Propertymark Board for eight years, was elected as President of NAEA Propertymark in 2017/2018 and currently sits on the National Advisory Group for The Guild of Property Professionals and is NAEA Propertymark Regional Executive for the West Country.

Both new additions continue to dedicate a lot of their spare time to raising standards in the industry.

Propertymark Qualifications

Hÿtch and Griffin will play a crucial part in the driving force to raise the profile of Propertymark Qualifications and continue to ensure its offering is fit for purpose, keeps up with the industry and exceeds educational standards.

Despite the ongoing effect of the pandemic and the continued lockdowns across parts of the UK during 2021, Propertymark Qualifications announced that over 10,600 exams were taken and almost 1,500 learners achieved their qualifications.

So, the Propertymark Qualifications Awards Ceremony 2022, which will take place in October, will again be looking to celebrate the very best of the sector by putting a spotlight on learners who are working towards or have achieved their certification to a high standard. Nominations will close on 5 September 2022.

Propertymark Qualifications

Specialist, regulated property qualifications which you can complete flexibly through distance learning or with additional support with a Propertymark Qualifications recognised centre.

As the sector is continuously changing and new goal posts are being created, we need to ensure that our qualifications and assessments also keep up and stay ahead of the curve, delivering what the profession needs in an accessible way.

With some innovative additions in the pipeline, we’re really pleased that both Jan and Katie are joining the Propertymark Qualifications’ Board at what is an exciting time in its evolution.

Mike Smith Head of Qualifications & Regulatory Responsible Officer | Propertymark Qualifications
It’s important that we have a great breadth of knowledge across our Board, from educational experts to those who know the industry inside and out, so we’re extremely pleased that two well-known practitioners will be joining us on our journey to continue to drive up industry standards even higher.
Tim Green Chair | Propertymark Qualifications Board