Managing a surveying practice – Resource management

At the recent digital workshop on “Managing & Marketing a Profitable Surveyors’ Practice” this was found to be the key issue in managing a surveying practice – resource management. Without more people in the practice the leaders were constantly fire-fighting and doing the client work so had little time to Read More

By |2021-04-11T13:08:04+01:00April 11, 2021|

BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates

Earlier in the year, I went along to the first event of 2020 for British Council for Offices BCO’s Inspirational Leaders - Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates. It was full at the Kent House marketing suite which was full of models of new and potential London developments. I thought Read More

By |2020-04-08T16:48:32+01:00April 8, 2020|

Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2020 – Marketing, client service, innovation, learning and culture change

I’ve been one of the judges on the annual Managing Partners’ Forum Awards for many years – across a number of categories. I was invited to attend the Awards dinner (again at the Marriot Grosvenor Square) to celebrate with the short-listed firms across three themes - Client, Community and Business. Read More

By |2020-03-16T11:10:04+00:00March 16, 2020|

Book review: Legacy – What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life by James Kerr (Leadership, culture, values and change management)

One of my property clients gave me a copy of this book to support a partner away day I was leading on authenticity, values and leadership. It’s a quick but interesting read so I thought – especially as I am proud Twickenham resident and a rugby fan - I’d provide Read More

By |2021-04-01T17:47:26+01:00January 10, 2020|

Property marketing case study – Key points from the EG property marketing conference 2018

I thought this year’s Estates Gazette (EG is the new brand) property marketing conference in June was a great improvement from last year. There was a series of excellent talks - both property marketing case study presentations and views from the experts. The main messages appeared to be: Finally we Read More

By |2018-07-09T11:06:59+01:00July 9, 2018|