The 25th ARLA Propertymark Conference will be topical, impactful, educational and inspirational
Hosted by Julian Worricker, BBC Broadcaster, with keynotes from business leaders, Mary Portas and Nick Wheeler.
Conference Moderator and BBC Broadcaster
Julian Worricker is a presenter for the BBC News Channel’s rolling news and the BBC World Service’s Weekend World Today programme. He has been a familiar voice on BBC radio since 1985 presenting on various programmes across BBC Radio 4, including Any Answers?, You & Yours and Last Word.
Julian was entertainingly ‘photobombed’ by the Queen, live on BBC News, when she visited the BBC newsroom. Over the years he has won several broadcasting and journalism awards.
High Street Retail Expert
Retail expert Mary Portas has advised government, transformed both luxury and high street stores, written books and produced a host of retail and business-themed TV programmes. The Chief Creative Officer of her own retail consultancy, and author of Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto For Change, she delivers an inspiring message of how businesses and individuals can adapt, transform and lead.
Senior Partner, Dutton Gregory
Robert is Senior Partner and Head of Landlord and Tenant at Dutton Gregory solicitors where he’s been a partner since 1987 and founded the Landlord and Tenant department in 1993. His work includes more complicated dilapidations and possession cases as well as work for several clients with large block management portfolios.
Robert has a reputation as a dynamic speaker for the UK’s foremost professional bodies for letting agents, providing legal updates, and specialist lettings training. He has been seen on BBC’s Watchdog and is a regular contributor to industry publications.
Chief Executive Officer, National Residential Landlords Association
Ben is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), the association created by the merger of the NLA and RLA. A landlord for 15 years, Ben has a lengthy career in housing, holding senior roles at Touchstone, part of the Places for People Housing group, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and TDS Northern Ireland.
He is responsible for bringing the two organisations together, delivering great services to customers and growing the business to ensure there is an even greater voice to influence housing policy - all for the benefit of the members.
Chief Executive Officer, Propertymark
As a longstanding member of Propertymark, Nathan has almost thirty years’ experience in the sector encompassing several disciplines including lettings, sales, commercial and auctioneering. He is a former Partner and Director at a successful independent estate agency and as a consultant, he has focused on supporting small and large agency owners with their growth strategies.
Nathan has been a Propertymark Board member since 2018 and became CEO in February 2021. He is also a facilitator and mentor of Propertymark Inspire, a highly successful development programme for small groups of independent agency leaders.
He has a keen interest in modernising the industry, has been involved with HM Land Registry’s Geovation Accelerator Programme, is a mentor to REACH UK’s Class of 2021 and has sat on the House Buying and Selling Working Group. Nathan is also a Main Board Director of Agent’s Giving.
President, ARLA Propertymark
Maxine is the Managing Director and founder of Amax Estates which has been successfully trading for over 19 years, specialising in lettings, sales and block management. She is very proud of the achievements her firm has obtained which is demonstrated by the 26 industry awards achieved.
In addition to running her business, Maxine is a trainer of landlords and agents having tendered and winning the contract for delivering landlord/agent training through Camden Council on behalf of the London Landlords Accreditation Scheme (ATLAS) and is personally responsible for successfully training over 5000 landlords and agents to date.
Past President, ARLA Propertymark
During his presidency, Phil made it his mission to champion small independent agencies that he saw as the backbone of ARLA Propertymark. He helped to ensure they took full advantage of their membership by providing much needed support during monumental changes like the Tenant Fees Act and Electrical Safety Regulations.