Yesterday, Tuesday 24th October, was the latest National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) conference. This time it was in Birmingham at the National Conference Centre (never let it be said that the NRLA are not doing their bit for levelling up).
The sold out event was packed to the rafters with close to 1000 attendees and dozens of exhibitors. Plus, an impressive selection of panel members and speakers including none other than Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Clive Betts MP, Chairman of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee.
The ethos of this gathering is to provide information, help and debate for Britain’s landlords 100,000 of which are ably represented by the NRLA. A big part o CEO Ben Beadle’s role of late has been to (very successfully) lobby government on behalf of landlords on such subjects as Section 21 ‘no fault evictions’, EPC improvements, Section 24 tax constraints and more.
As part of this, the largest such landlord event held this year, ProperPR were honoured to be asked to participate on a panel entitled focussed upon the concerns and priorities of landlords going forward. The panel and indeed the whole day’s proceedings were hosted by journalist and broadcaster Clive Myrie of the BBC who Russell can be seen pictured with here.
In addition to talking shop Russell questioned Clive on his view on the Isreal-Gaza conflict as Clive had just returned from anchoring the BBC Ten O’Clock News from Jerusalem the previous day. Clive responded that, whilst the whole situation is as tragic as it is complex, he expected it not to last for years but to be resolved in ‘months’.
He should know what he is talking about – he is a mastermind after all.