We kicked off 2020 in style at Platinum Property Partners with our annual National Workshop in Daventry.

The event in Northamptonshire brought together more than 160 Platinum Franchise Partners for two days of learning and focus on the 12 months ahead.

Our Partners went through workshops on goal-setting, as well as receiving a company update from Platinum director Emma Hayes and a look ahead to 2020 from founder Steve Bolton and managing director Mike Hedgecox.

Industry updates were then provided by Kevin Orchard and Scott Davis (mortgages) and from Rebecca Hunt of SpareRoom.

Partners then broke out into groups for sessions on environmental lettings, taxation and legacy planning and motivation and resilience.

New and long-standing Partners also went through a lettings health check with Platinum’s in-house lettings expert Rachel Lewis and a digital and branding masterclass with Katie Hedgecox and Alex Addison.

Day one closed with Platinum’s annual awards gala and dinner, where a number of Partners picked up richly-deserved accolades for their work in the Platinum community throughout 2018. The winners were:

  • Give More Award: Dawn & Alisdair Whalley
  • Contribution to the Network: Paul Kutchera
  • FP’s Franchise Partner of the Year: Mike & Clare Hedgecox
  • Unsung Hero Award: Liam Gallagher
  • Innovation Award: Simon & Kelly Merry
  • Ambassador of the Year: Hemal Joshi
  • Best Newcomer: James & Harry Tucker
  • Life & Soul Award: Gertie Owen
  • Alumni of the Year Award: Jon Rose
  • Franchise Partner of the Year: Steve Dickson

Platinum planning expert Alison Broderick kicked off day two with an update on planning legislation, before economist Roger Martin-Fagg looked at the implications for asset prices over the next two years.

Sessions on portfolio asset management followed, alongside an online marketing masterclass from Platinum marketing manager Vicki Vinton and digital expert Clare Millar.

On top of all that, Partners were also able to browse a trade show and speak to companies able to help them with all aspects of running their property businesses, from interior design and broadband to building suppliers and eco-friendly products.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Platinum and our investment community, register for one of our Discovery Days today.

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