The 25th ARLA Propertymark Conference will be topical, impactful, educational and inspirational
Hosted by Julian Worricker, BBC Broadcaster, with keynotes from business leaders, Mary Portas and Dido Harding.
Conference Moderator and BBC Broadcaster
Julian Worricker is a presenter for the BBC News Channel’s rolling news and the BBC World Service’s Weekend World Today programme. He has been a familiar voice on BBC radio since 1985 presenting on various programmes across BBC Radio 4, including Any Answers?, You & Yours and Last Word.
Julian was entertainingly ‘photobombed’ by the Queen, live on BBC News, when she visited the BBC newsroom. Over the years he has won several broadcasting and journalism awards.
High Street Retail Expert
Retail expert Mary Portas has advised government, transformed both luxury and high street stores, written books and produced a host of retail and business-themed TV programmes. The Chief Creative Officer of her own retail consultancy, and author of Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto For Change, she delivers an inspiring message of how businesses and individuals can adapt, transform and lead.
Digital Business Leader
Baroness ‘Dido’ Harding was Chief Executive of TalkTalk for seven years, growing the business in one of the most competitive, fast-moving markets, dominated by big players. As well as turning the company around from being Britain’s most complained about telecoms operator into an award-winning service provider, she also took a very visible public lead when TalkTalk were subject to a high-profile cyber-attack. She remains one of the UK’s best-known digital business leaders and is a regular commentator on what the digital revolution means for businesses and society, and how Britain can build a successful, inclusive, digital economy.
ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive
David joined ARLA Propertymark in January 2014 bringing a sharply focused policy and stakeholder engagement perspective.
David has worked alongside a diverse board of experienced practitioners from across the industry to transform the Association of LettinARLA into ARLA Propertymark, an organisation which protects consumers through measures including Client Money Protection, campaigning for mandatory regulation of the lettings industry and raising professional standards.
David has held senior policy roles at the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI); a trained barrister, David has also acted as Parliamentary Advisor to a well-known backbench MP.
ARLA Propertymark President
Philip Keddie FNAEA, CRLM, FARLA (Hon), MAPIP
Philip has been working in the south-west property market for almost 40 years, having started in sales before transferring to lettings 25 years ago, running his own business since 1995. He sold it in 2016 to concentrate on working closely with landlords to help them achieve great things.
Phil has been an active member of both NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark over that time; and has been a Board member for the last 6 years representing the South West. He is passionate about the industry and engages with members to share that passion and pride for what we do and improve standards throughout the rental sector.
Knowledge and Product Editor, This is Money
Sarah Davidson is knowledge and product editor at the MailOnline’s money section, This is Money, managing a team of reporters covering saving and banking, investing, pensions, small business, insurance, expat finance, mortgages and buy-to-let.
She has written extensively for private investors, financial advisers and consumers at a range of national publications including This is Money at the MailOnline, the Financial Times group, the Independent on Sunday and The Sunday Times. She has written for trade titles Financial Adviser and was formerly editor of Mortgage Introducer, Bridging Introducer and Every Investor.
She has won several national awards for her journalism including being commended as national personal finance trade journalist of the year and winning national consumer mortgage journalist of the year in 2013, 2017 and 2018.