|John Davies – Managing Director|
| John Davies is the founder member of the Hedge Property Investment Group. John is a serial entrepreneur and has wide ranging experience in managing companies both in Europe and America. He was bestowed the honour of receiving the CBI’s Effective Communication Award in 1992 and is a respected speaker and commentator on both property and business matters.
John has been involved within the property industry since the early ‘80’s and has seen the boom and bust years several times. He has a pragmatic approach to property investment to ensure clients’ financial security.
|Sally Lawson - UK Lettings Business Professional:|
|In 1990 Sally Lawson set-up, built, and today still runs one of the most successful independent Letting agencies in the West Midlands. Today her company, Lawsons, manages over £127million worth of property, and over those 20 years has managed more than 5,600 properties with an estimated market value of £1.1billion.
As an ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) Media Spokesperson, Members’ Advisory Forum Representative, and ARLA Level 2 Qualified Lettings professional, Sally has more recently embarked on sharing her profound wealth of Lettings and Portfolio Management knowledge, experience, and expertise with investor landlords, right across the entire residential buy-to-let spectrum.
Sally also owns and runs the “Lawsons Lettings Academy” which has the stern goal of ‘safely and securely’ enabling many more landlords to confidently control and manage the process of becoming accomplished property millionaires...who are able to enjoy their accumulated wealth.
|Carl Jarvis - Marketing Professional:|
|Carl Jarvis is an innovative and successful Strategic Marketing Professional, Internet Specialist, & Business Consultant. Having been involved in sales and marketing for over 22 years, Carl has spent the last decade giving clarity and focus to 1,000’s of SME business owners across 100’s of different industries.
Having been a landlord himself since 2006. He is also an Accredited Marketing Consultant on the Business Link Approved Suppliers Register, has delivered many Government, DTI, and LSC led initiatives, as well as presented numerous keynote Marketing and Internet related seminars at various Business Link, Chamber of Commerce, and Regional Development Agency level SME ‘Meet The Experts’ events, workshops, and master-classes.
He prides himself on his ‘grass-roots’ practical approach to delivering his consultancy, and materials, utilising his own hands-on, no-nonsense, tried and tested examples that have consistently generated profit growth in the ‘real-world’.
|Karen Malin - Business Compliance:|
|Karen Malin is a qualified and chartered insurance practitioner with a background in insurance and financial services. Having been on the sharp end of various regulatory regimes, Karen helps businesses to comply in the most useful and practical way. An understanding of how investment firms have to operate means that Karen’s contribution to Hedge includes ensuring transparency, preparation for regulation and a firm culture of fair and best practise.
Karen is the 2010 chair of the Personal Financial Society in her region and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute committee in Leeds.
As both entrepreneur and compliance practitioner, Karen understand how real business aims work with the bureaucracy of compliance instead of against it. She has been working as an independent consultant since 2006, auditing, teaching and mentoring a side variety of financial services and related firms.
|David Nicoll - Accountant:|
|David Nicoll is a property tax specialist with a flair for helping clients structure their affairs in a tax efficient manner. David speaks across the UK on property matters for many of the property networks and can be relied on for simple, straightforward advice – without the usual boredom associated with matters financial. David’s advice and specialist knowledge has enabled many clients to mitigate taxes they would otherwise have to pay.|
|Arthur Kemp - Accountant:|
|Arthur is a professional accountant, who has had many varying accounting roles. These included high profile companies within the Distribution, Retail, Construction, IT and Internet business sectors.
Holding management and Directorships, managing many staff for companies from local charity companies, to multi-national conglomerates.
Involved with taxation throughout his career, and more recently Quantity Surveying also, Arthur has most recently operated in the commercial sector, identifying and valuing Plant & Machinery assets for use in Capital Allowances Tax Relief claims.