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Rachel & Mike with Frank Bruno

Rachel & Mike with Frank Bruno

Inspiration comes in many shapes and sizes and meeting the legend that is Frank Bruno last weekend at the Progressive Property Super Conference at Wembley stadium was really exceptional for me.

The British former World Heavyweight Champion boxer has faced more than just a few problems in his life, made rather public by the UK media, and he has not only overcome them but has turned them to his own advantage.

The man mountain, with hands the size of dinner plates, is a gentle giant in real life and his struggle to reinvent himself and overcome mental illness has been well documented but he keeps going… and going and going!

There may have been a few raised eyebrows when Frank was announced as one of the keynote speakers at the Property Super Conference and scepticism abounded among the property investment community as to why he was a keynote speaker but in truth he was really inspirational.

Frank is a Private Rented Sector (PRS) landlord owning just a single rental property these days, he had owned more property in the past but didn’t have the time to give it his full attention so sold up. I found his approach to life and positive mindset an incredible inspiration and was very glad to be in the audience.

In front of over 1000 people Rob Moore interviewed Frank alongside Multi Millionaire Neville Wright (former owner of Kiddiecare) at the end of the last day of the Super Conference and between them they had the room enthralled with light hearted banter whilst providing some real gems about business, mindset, property investment, perseverance, drive and determination.

I got the chance to publicly ask both the guests about the best advice they had ever been given when they were just starting out, Frank replied “Keep your hands in your pockets and for every pound you spend you must earn two”.

Neville Wright said “It doesn’t matter how long it takes, just make sure that you do it right!”.

Hearing these two successful people from different walks of life and their approach to business, life and the universe was refreshing, uplifting and heart warming, to say the least.

I left the Super Conference with a real spring in my step and renewed vigour for property investment as I really took on board what was shared with the audience by these inspirational men.

Many thanks to Rob Moore, Mark Homer and all the Progressive team for organising a fantastic event that will be very hard to beat!

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ARLA reveals rental demand continues to outstrip supply

Demand for good quality rental properties continues to outstrip supply, despite the rise in average rental prices, according to the latest figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

The letting industry regulatory body’s bi-annual survey of its members revealed that more than 58% are still experiencing a significant gap between supply and demand.

This is an increase of 3% from the previous survey carried out in December 2011.

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Over 440 property investors gathered at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham to join PIN founder and top property investment educator, Simon Zutshi, for the Property Investors Network formal celebration dinner last Friday (16th November).

The Property Investors Network Formal Dinner 16th November 2012

The Property Investors Network Formal Dinner 16th November 2012

New and established property investors were joined by graduates, property mastermind course delegates, PIN hosts, industry experts and celebrities from the property world as the PIN founder threw open the doors for a fantastic celebration. The guest list included, Sylvia & Juswant Rai (Berkshire Property Meet), Mark I’Anson, Andy Phillips, Matthew Moody, Jim Haliburton, Hanif Khan, Ant Lyons & Mike Kyte (Your Property Network magazine), Bobby Gill, Susan Alexander, Richard Ignatowicz and of course Rachel & I.

Mike & Rachel with Simon Zutshi

Mike & Rachel with Simon Zutshi

The room was buzzing, catching up with old friends, new friendships being made and business deals discussed, all the talk was property related as like minded people sat down to dinner. On estimate I would think that the net worth of the gathered throng exceeded well over 500 Million (GBP).


Attendees were left stunned and speechless as top international speaker Richard Mcann shared his sensational life story and enthralled the room with how he turned adversity into positive energy and turned his life around, a truly inspirational moment for many in the room and he left the stage to a standing ovation.


PIN Dinner 2012

PIN Dinner 2012

Although the monthly networking meetings have drawn to a close for this year, PIN currently run 34 property investor meetings across the UK and in 2013 this will increase further with new meetings planned for Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh, adding even more value to the services provided by Simon and the PIN team.

A huge thank you must go to Sarah Emmerson for organising such a fantastic event and Donna Jeavons for all the backroom work that goes into running the Property Investors Network (PIN).

Don’t forget if you want to attend any of the PIN meetings for the first time in 2013, quote “MPPT” at the door for complimentary entry on us! Saving you £20!

For a full list of all the property networking events taking place every month please visit our property networking events page

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