School holidays didn’t keep our members away as MD Jason Ropergot proceeding underway at June’s MPG event with his usual unique and relaxed way of hosting to disarm the room and make way for our guest speakers.
First up to speak this month was Chris Oxley of UHY Hacker Young who was thrown in at the deep end last minute by a colleague (stuck in a client emergency) to provide a brief overview of ‘going digital’, a key subject which will affect all business very soon.
Chris dipped into the ranges of software available to business and the reason most businesses will still need an accounting firm to assist, regardless of how revolutionary this new way of accounting is perceived to be.
With these huge industry changes you are almostcertain to encounter hurdles somewhere along the journey, but in the long run it will be a huge step which us much needed to keep up with ever evolving technologies.
If you have any questions please contact Chrisby email: -email@example.com
Next was the main event, speaking on behalf of MPG Partners Purple Bricks was Director and Head of Land & New Homes Stuart Richards who’s aim was to provide our members and overview of their restively new Land & New Homes Division.
Starting with the basics, Stuart gave simple yet informative history of Purple Bricks as a whole business producing some amazing statistics for a business which is little over half a decade old. The pure scale of the business, the number of listing and sales, the worldwide expansion and record breaking Trust Pilot Reviews all telling an impressive tale of their own.
Then Stuart moved to focus his attention on the Land & New Homes Division which he heads up nationally, the side of Purple Bricks which has most potential to connect with MPG Members and Partners. This division of the business is even newer, just two years beyond conception yet going strongly in the right direction.
From his experience, some key tools which tend to appeal to developers when selling through Purple Bricks include the online app and booking system enabling developer to arrange and change viewing by contacting the purchaser via their app, the app also allows for feedback to be collected and processed efficiently.
The cost of selling new homes through Purple Bricks can also be a huge are of saving for a developer, their fees are set solid and payment options can easily be discussed to suit particular.
To finish with, Stuart opened up a Questions & Answers opportunity, he openly admitted he was expected tricky questions, however, he was willing to answer with total transparency.
Questions included the recent announcement that they were pulling our of the Australian market, to which he explained the model just wasn’t completely suited to the property market out there and rather that continuing to burn cash they made the commercial decision to pull out, this isn’t to say they won’t re explore at some time in the future just not right now. This was also used to explain the recent share prices.
If you are interested in selling your development with the help of Purple Bricks or for further information please contact Stuart Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Adam Docwra (email@example.com)
The winner of this month’s champagne draw sponsored by Landmark Investments was guest member Michelle Thorniley of the LK Group, with the meal for two at Albert’s going to Dean Gormley of Irwin Mitchell.
We look forward to seeing you all at our next event taking place on Thursday 4th July when we will be joined by Michael Brennan, Founder & CEO of Toot Toot.
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 July!!!
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