Property Professionals Lunch
Property Professionals Under One Roof
Our quarterly lunch gives all property professionals in the Sussex region the opportunity to mingle with peers and like-minded people in a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere to discuss new ideas and create fresh business opportunities.
There is a guest speaker each quarter and a chance to enter our prize draw for just £10 (minimum) to raise money for the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity which helps improve the lives of children who are seriously ill in Sussex.
The Next Property Professionals Lunch – Thursday 5th April 2018
Venue: (Hotel) Pub Du Vin Brighton
Jody Evans and Paul Saunders from Legal Eye will be providing an overview on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Paul was appointed Managing Director of Legal Eye in 2016 after 28 years as a solicitor in the Legal Profession. Paul has wide experience in relation to management and strategic planning of law firms and businesses. Jody is Director of Business Development. She has been working in the legal sector since 2007 and is an expert in Rick & Compliance.
Ahead of the May 2018 implementation of the GDPR, Jody introduced a project steering group, process changes, training and awareness to help the business prepare effectively. GDPR which comes into effect from 25th May 2018 and will affect all business in the UK. Companies who do not comply with the new law will be in a position to incur large penalties that can increase substantially.
Our wonderful charity prize draw, in aid of the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity will be announced soon.Every guest can enter for as little as £10 and all donations will be put towards ongoing projects at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and Trevor Mann Baby Unit.
The cost is just £30 per person and you will be served a 3 course lunch along with wine, tea and coffee.
Ridgeview, a family company dedicated to the production of the highest quality sparkling wine, will supply our welcome drinks in October. This is a great opportunity to taste award winning wine from traditional sparkling grape varieties with world class status.
Thank you for your generous donations!
We would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone that has joined us at previous lunches and donated money in our prize draw. With your help we have been able to raise enough money to buy TWO incubators for premature and ill babies. Thank you so so much, we really appreciate all of your support!
We will continue to raise money at future lunches and will continue to support ongoing projects at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit.
Help us make a difference to a child’s life.
Property Professionals Lunch Gallery
If you would like to join us at the next lunch please download and complete the booking form, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Payment Option
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The Launch of our Lunch – Thursday 30th January 2014
Lorelei Gibb from Dolphin Computer Upgrades Ltd highlighted the importance of social media in today’s world and provided useful tools to help implement strong online marketing strategies. The charity prize was a Porsche Driving Experience voucher.
Thursday 3rd April 2014
Richard Rawlings from Estate Agency Insight provided valuable training to help companies raise their commission levels and our charity prize was a Marco Pierre White Meal voucher.
Thursday 10th July 2014
Tony Mernagh, Executive Director of the Brighton & Hove Business Forum and Economic Partnership, gave an overview of the current local economic picture as well as a look at the ‘City Plan’ over the next few years and what this means to the future of Brighton & Hove. Our charity prize was two tickets to Glorious Goodwood in the members only Richmond Enclosure with a champagne reception and lunch for two.
Thursday 2nd October 2014
Eleanor Harris, the Chief Executive of Brighton i360, discussed the most high profile attraction to come to our city. She explored the construction of the tower and explained the economic and social benefits it will bring to Brighton. The tower is designed to create an iconic viewing experience and enhance the city’s position as a top tourist destination and culture hub. Eleanor has worked at a senior level for the London Eye and knows how to get these projects “off the ground”. Our charity prize was a Sunday Lunch Jazz Cruise on the River Thames.
Thursday 15th January 2015
Lee Evans, Director of Organic Roofs, explored the benefits of green roofs, which prioritise biodiversity and stormwater management, for new builds and retrofits. Lee comes from a background in the green roofs and green infrastructure sector, with specific expertise in green roof design for biodiversity and a strong commitment to maximising the social as well as environmental impact of their business operations. We looked into the benefits of these innovative products and took a closer look at projects in the Sussex area. The charity prize was a 3 course dinner for two at the award winning bistro Hotel Du Vin.
Thursday 16th April 2015
At this quarter’s lunch we were joined by DevAssist’s Managing Director, Paul Addison, who explored development and planning is Sussex. Paul has been involved in the residential housing industry for more than 25 years. He has a great overview of the industry with skills in land identification, planning, risk elimination, sales and marketing. Paul also created DevAssist’s product range which offers the public a unique insight into any potential developments that could impact on their future. Our charity prize was a Lunch for two at Blenheim Palace.
Thursday 16th July 2015
Our guest speaker at this quarter’s lunch was Chris Mansfield, Managing Director of Davenport Property Investment who explored the reasons behind why he formed Davenport, the services they offer and how it can integrated with investment portfolios to help people achieve a brighter future. Chris founded Davenport Property Investment with the objective of bringing transparency and honesty to the non-regulated property investment sector. Our charity prize, kindly donated by Matthew Murphy Electrical Services, was a ‘Show and Stay’ voucher for two.
Thursday 15th October 2015
Lisa Beale, Head of Checkaprofessional, joined us as a guest speaker to discuss the benefits of using an online feedback site to demonstrate how client feedback can be used in marketing as well as for compliance purposes. Ridgeview, an award winning Sussex winery, also supplied our welcome drinks and our charity prize draw was a glamping break for two in aid of the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.
“I have found the Brighton Property Professionals Lunch to be a fantastic event. Having attended all 3 lunches so far I have met a number of potential clients and been able to link up with other local businesses and develop relationships that will hopefully prove fruitful in the near future.
The lunches are always informative with interesting guest speakers and at the same time are good fun seeming to attract only positive and enthusiastic members of the Brighton property market.
Thanks to all of you guys for your hard work in putting these lunches together, it is appreciated and long may they continue.”Dean Marson
“The Property Professionals lunch is a really friendly and welcoming event with great food together with interesting and informative guest speakers. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to network with like-minded professionals in a relaxed and informal setting as it really is a great platform for meeting new contacts as well as catching up with existing ones – I’m already looking forward to the next event.”Emma Taylor
“Most enjoyable event with a good mix of professionals from different backgrounds and an excellent informative speaker. Nicely hosted which was appreciated and I look forward to the next event.”Steve Lowry-Smith
“I really enjoy the Property Professionals Lunch, there is always a nice group of people who attend and the guest speakers are excellent. I’m made to feel very welcome and it’s very easy to meet lots of different people. Everyone is very friendly and I can’t wait to attend the next event.”Debbie Roberts