Our line up of speakers for 2019 include…
Marie Kondo Workshop with KonMari Expert Mimi BogelundMain Stage @ 9am
You are sure to have heard the name Marie Kondo in recent months – she is the tidying expert, bestselling author, star of Netflix’s hit show and creator of the world famous KonMari method. At this years’ show we welcome KonMari expert Mimi Bogelund who will demonstrate how to change your life, and spark joy, by tidying up.
Mimi discovered The Marie Kondo concept after a long career in business. Something fell into place and she saw a way to combine her love of helping people achieve their personal goals with her passion for a well-functioning, organised, comfortable home. .
The KonMari method is more than tidying up, it is a very powerful tool if you want to sell your property or make better use of your existing space.
Mimi will be offering a hands-on workshop style session centered on Marie Kondo’s teachings.
DIY demonstration with The DIY DoersMain Stage @ 9.45am
The DIY Doers mission is to encourage you to learn new skills, save you money, time and give you the confidence to be a DIY Doer.
The one stop shop is the only place you will need for help and advice that will get you started and finished on all those DIY jobs around the house.
Gardening Workshop with Blue Peter Gardener Lee ConnellyMain Stage @ 11am
Lee Connelly, The Skinny Jean Gardener is best known for his work as the CBBC Blue Peter Gardener, specialising in children's gardening.
Lee first started gardening in 2014 at the age of 26 with his brother on a local allotment, learning his new hobby though social media. He moved on to TVs Jimmy Doherty's farm to build a new kitchen garden for his restaurant, getting involved with Jamie Oliver's food revolution and soon after building the first allotment on Blue Peter, and presenting gardening on TV and online ever since.
Panel Discussion: A Guide to Buying Property at AuctionMain Stage @ 11.45pm
Property auctions can great for people looking to bag themselves a bargain but buying properties this way can be a daunting process and put many potential purchasers off. Our panel discussion will aim to show you that buying auction properties isn’t just for the experts with insider knowledge.
Our panel will consist of:
James Emson - MD & Auctioneer at Clive Emson Auctioneers
Scott Hendry - Director of Together
Adrian Whichcord - Property Solicitors at Thackray Williams
Beat The Burglar - with Premier AlarmsMain Stage @ 12.30
Suffering a break-in or burglary can be one of the most upsetting things you can experience but there are ways to minimise the risk to you, your valuables and, most of all, your family.
In this talk, Sarah Humphreys of Premier Alarms, will offer insight which security systems can help you to feel more secure in your home. She will also explore emerging trends in burglary tactics and what the security industry is doing to counteract them.
The Advantages of Running a Professional Property Business - Less Tax for LandlordsMain Stage @ 1.15pm
Do you see yourself as an ‘accidental landlord’, ‘property investor’ or ‘business owner’? Are you more interested in capital growth, yields, or total returns?
Where do you hope to get to with property?
Starting with the end in mind is a critical part of understanding how best to structure your property business. As you know, this in turn can lead to fundamental differences in the way your business is taxed.
For most Portfolio Landlords who are or intend to become higher rate tax-payers, accounting for tax on property profits in personal names is now no longer an option. Restrictions on mortgage relief mean the most common strategy for property investment needs to be rethought.
In this informative and thought-provoking talk, Less Tax 4 Landlords’ Ben Rose will cover some of the scenarios their clients have faced, and share with you how they’ve managed to take the tax changes in their stride and get their businesses lined up with their goals and aspirations. Presentation by Ben Rose - Less Tax For Landlords
Dominic Littlewood - TV Presenter & Consumer ChampionMain Stage @ 3pm
This year we a pleased to welcome, as our keynote speaker, consumer champion and scourge of cowboy builders across the nation – Dominic Littlewood.
Dominic is one of the nation’s most recognisable TV presenters and personalities. On our television screens since 2000, he has headed a number of property and consumer TV shows including; Fake Britain, Cowboy Builders, Saints and Scroungers and Don’t Get Done, Get Dom.
At the show, Dominic will be telling the story of his life in property as well as giving you some of the tips and tricks he has learnt about avoiding buying a lemon, negotiating a good price and getting the best from your builders.