Fresh sales ideas

Andrew Duncan of Jb and B Leach estate agents
Andrew Duncan of Jb and B Leach estate agents

ST Helens JB&B Leach has brought home a number of new business ideas after attending the prestigious Home Sale Network Annual Conference.

Joined by fellow agents and business experts the event was held this year at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Central London on Friday, November 18.

The conference featured an exclusive line up of external, keynote speakers including founder of Britain’s leading commercial economics think tank, the Centre for Economics and Business Research, Douglas McWilliams; regular conference speaker and bestselling author of SUMO (Shut Up, Move On), Paul McGee; co-founder of the Intelligence Agency, John Knell; co-founder of the Future Laboratory, Chris Sanderson; and brand consultant and social media expert, Alex Hunter.

The conference – in its 18th year - culminated in a glittering black tie awards dinner and ceremony, which was endorsed by leading UK relocation magazine Re:locate.

The evening was hosted by Alexander Armstrong, one half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and regular host on BBC panel show, Have I Got News For You.

A total of 20 awards were presented at the event, including the most coveted award, the Cartus Masters Cup, won by Cambridgeshire’s Thomas Morris, who was crowned the Network’s ‘estate agent of the year’.

The conference also played host to a charity raffle in aid of The Kwagala Trust.

This worthy UK charity works with the African community to provide loving homes for abandoned, orphaned or deprived children allowing them to live fulfilled, productive and sufficient lives.

Richard Tucker commented: “As a national network of independent estate agents, the Home Sale Network Annual Conference is a fantastic opportunity for our members to learn from each other and industry experts on how to improve and grow their businesses. The evening awards dinner is a great way to end both the Conference and the year, by celebrating all of the Network’s successes in 2011.”