One thing that has been guaranteed with MPG events over the last 12 months is a full house and yet again it was standing room only for February’s event as we were joined by many new members and guests.
Proceedings were kicked off by our ever-vocal MD Jason Roper with his trademark take on recent events in the market.
The first piece of exciting news was the announcement that Purple bricks have now joined MPG as the latest in a long list of high-profile partners offering evermore ranging services to our members. Although only seven years old Purple bricks have already grown to become the largest and probably also the most recognised Estate Agency in the Country and have recently expanded to both the US and Australia with an ever-growing positive reputation.
One of the newest additions to the Purple bricks business in the UK is the New Homes team which was set up just 18 months ago to provide a bespoke and professional service dealing directly with property developers. The team is headed up by Directors Stuart Richards and Adam Docwra who will also be speaking at an MPG event in the coming months to explain how they are hoping to revolutionise the way developers sell new homes with potentially huge cost savings.
Opening the main proceedings this month was MPG Ambassador Bill Fairfoull, Deputy Executive Leader of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, who provided us with a brief update on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Consultation (GMSF) which ends on 18th March 2019.
Bill explained for those unaware, that GMSF was launched as a plan to provide the right homes in the right place for people across the Greater Manchester Region as well as at the same time improving infrastructure to ensure the future prosperity of Greater Manchester.
The plan is focused om making the most of Greater Manchester’s brownfield sites to address the housing crisis with a minimum target of 50,000 additional affordable homes (30,000 which are to be social).
The consultation period ends on 18th March 2019 so you don’t have long left, but should you wish to get involved please follow this web address:
Bill will be joining us again in April to provide a more detailed update once the GMSF consultation period has ended and he hopes to be able to highlight some of the news which has by then began to filter out.
Next up was our guest speaker, Stuart Law, Founder and CEO of Assetz Group.
As well as being the Founder of Assetz Group which includes Assetz Capital and Assetz Property, Stuart is also one of the UK’s leading economists his opinions can be found in numerous publications including the finance section of the Guardian.
Stuart gave a very interesting insight into his background and how he came from wanting a career writing computer codes to be the founder of one of the UK’s leading Peer-to-Peer lending businesses.
Hitting some very important points along the way, Stuart talked of the economic cycle, the traditional tell-tale signs and how and other leading UK economists saw the last recession hit from 2007 in such a fashion.
Talking on the subject of peer-to-peer lending, Stuart explained the difference between banks and peer-to-peer lenders and for property developers the main points being the peer-to-peer lenders flexibility in terms offered, as opposed to traditional high street banks.
Our MD Jason Roper also works for Assetz Capital and if you require development finance please get in touch with him on Jason.email@example.com for a fast and flexible approach to funding.
We look forward to seeing you all at our next evet taking place on Thursday 7th March when we will hear from Michelle Thorniley from LK Group talking about all development issues from contaminated land, Flood Risk plus much more a topic never touched on at MPG before, so it’s sure to be informative.
We will also be hearing from Energy Gain UK giving us the final roll call for solar panel with the ever-looming Feed-it Tariff (FIT) closing on 31st March 2019
If you are not a member but are interested to get involved with MPG please contact us today firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be more than happy to provide information on our membership options and upcoming vents.
We look forward to seeing you all in March!!!
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