23rd January - A Partnership Group exclusively for suppliers to the estate and lettings industry.


Established for almost a decade, the Partnership Group comprises up to 14 non-competing Property Industry suppliers and exists for mutual benefit and business improvement. Imagine having access to a team of experts, who challenge and support you to be the best that you can be. That is what membership provides. Together, we address current issues & opportunities in very action focused sessions, chaired by well-known property industry leader, Peter Knight.

In addition to the networking, introductions & cross-promotional opportunities, a key feature of the Property Academy’s Partnership Group is the 3.5 hour workshop with leading business coaches. The 2019 programme includes access to experts in sales performance, strategy execution, digital marketing, brand management, talent management, negotiation skills and surviving in a tough economy. The sessions are inspirational and we regularly receive feedback from our members that they provide the most powerful personal and business development lessons they’ve ever received.

This session is sold out but there is a limited number of spaces to trial an alternative Partnership Group in London on 24th September – Find out more here or register today to secure your place.



On 23rd January we have invited one of our most popular speakers David Smith to deliver a “Bad Bosses – The Top 10 Leadership Pitfalls”.

David has over 35 years corporate experience of change management, the last 15 years of which were spent in the turnaround of the Asda Retail Business. Asda has been transformed from a bankrupt broken business to the highly successful retailer it is today, and has also achieved the status of being the “Best Place to Work” in the UK Sunday Times Survey. David and his team led many of the changes which created a highly productive performance based culture, and laid the foundations for commercial success. Today, David is a highly respected author, business speaker and consultant. He has also been requested to mentor a limited number of CEOs and HRDs. He is Chairman of the Board of Institute for Employment Studies.

Session overview:

There is a dearth of great leadership in Politics (the UK Brexit debacle will leave its scars for years) and in Business (we regularly see CEO departures driven by greed and obscene bonus payments/high profile CEOs accused of bullying and sexual misconduct). Despite so many books written on the topic of leadership, and so many leadership development programmes – errors of leading others seem to be repeated regularly. David’s research into the topic of bad bosses and poor leadership, has included 100s of Vistage Members – who have contributed their stories of leadership failure with great enthusiasm. David has now compiled the behaviours which most demotivate followers. This is a very timely topic, which will hugely benefit Group members wishing to avoid the common behaviours which most demotivate their teams. Participants will leave with a simple practical explanation of the behaviours to avoid/and stamp out in their own organisation. They will have a method by which to measure and analyse their own and their Team’s leadership behaviours in this critical area. This is a powerful workshop, on a vital topic for the 21st Century.

The Workshop will examine:

  • The link between bad leadership behaviour and the health/performance of the workforce
  • Explanation of the research into leadership pitfalls which followers most hate
  • Finding a better and contextualised way to lead
  • Using measurement to determine leadership style.

Other Forthcoming Partnership Group Meetings for industry suppliers:

Wednesday, 15th January
Partnership Group

Location: Greenwich
Speaker: Steve Rawling – Business Storytelling

Thursday, 23rd January
Partnership Group
Speaker: David Smith – Bad Bosses – The Top 10 Leadership Pitfalls

Register today and we will contact you to discuss your requirements.



Companies that attend the trial meeting and decide to become a fully fledged member, can expect the following benefits.

  • Partnership Meetings include:- 5 meetings at another non-competing member’s place of business, providing you with the chance to see and learn from other suppliers.
  • Workshops with top speakers on subjects including the latest digital marketing tactics, strategy execution, new prospecting techniques for more effective sales, how to be more persuasive and much more. This is your opportunity to take part in masterclasses with individuals who work at board level with some of the UK’s most successful businesses.
  • Immensely powerful issues sessions, where members openly share the challenges and opportunities that they face and benefit from the contributions, ideas and recommendations of the others.
  • Personal introductions to estate & letting agency prospects
  • Participation in our ‘All Members’ day – where individuals from all the groups, including c. 80 estate agency business owners from companies including Andrews, Manning Stainton, Preston Baker, Northfields and Dawson’s, spend time together working on their business issues.
  • Priority notice and booking for Property Academy events, including the EA Masters Leadership Conference, Exhibition and Awards.

Sounds interesting? This session is sold out but there is a limited number of spaces to trial an alternative Partnership Group in London on 24th September – Find out more here or register today to secure your place.



The Partnership Groups are suitable for individuals from companies of all sizes – owners of large companies are inspired by the ideas and innovations being adopted by owners of small companies and vice versa.

What is important, is a common desire to learn and help one another to have a better business. We learn better together and friendships are formed along the way.

Below is a selection of current members.

Each Group is restricted to 14 non-competing members. Once the group is full, no further members are permitted to trial. If you join, no other company that you compete with can become a member of your group. Therefore, if you are interested in trialling on the 22nd May with a view to becoming a member, please register your details now to avoid disappointment and we’ll be in touch.

This session is sold out but there is a limited number of spaces to trial an alternative Partnership Group in London on 24th Septmeber – Find out more here or register today to secure your place.