EP41: Mo and Angelos – “You have to have something to share, something you want to say.” – Your Success Podcast Part 1

“You have to have something to share, something you want to say.” – Your Success Podcast

Mo and Angelos are the always fun duo behind Your Success Podcast, a podcast celebrating well, success! It’s all about actionable insight and stories behind real life success.

Each week, Mo and Angelos try and understand what contributes towards successful people and businesses.They are interviewing people from a wide range of industries and professions, including property, law, sports, acting and modelling often featuring interviews with world record holders and globally recognised personalities.
It is yet another time where I have the pleasure to join forces with the best Your Success Podcast team, this time to deliver a very special, 3-part series focusing on three p’s, Podcasting, Publishing and Property of course. | PART 1

In this podcast:
-how to start a podcast?
-all you need to know about podcasting;
-Your Success Podcast top podcasting tips;

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EP40: Edward Benyon – Property investing since the 1600s

“This long term attitude has enabled us to do things which a shorter term trader developer company might not be able to do.” Edward Benyon

Not many people can trace the start of their property portfolio to the 1600s. Yet his family initially bought a farm in the 1640s which then covered Islington, De Beauvoir and into Kings Cross.

By the 1930s the estate owned just about every freehold in the 1930s. Since then the estate has shrunk thanks to bombing, leaseholder reform, compulsory purchase, and, most significantly, death duties.

In this podcast we discuss:

– The history of the De Beauvoir and Benyon families;
– The rise and fall of Hackney’s fortunes;
– Investing for the long term; 
– Rental reform and so much more.

Horses were an early passion in life and Edward briefly considered a career in eventing and show jumping before quickly realising that it was a challenging way to make ends meet. Instead, he turned his mind to property.

His first job was in Connaught Square, W2, working for the Irish property investor and former Olympic equestrian, Alfred Buller – who went on to invest heavily in Clerkenwell, on the fringe of the City, not far from De Beauvoir Town. Edward then set up an offshoot of the firm that focussed on rural property from an office in Hungerford, Berkshire.

Later on, Edward ran a property department for a small finance house in St James putting together deals until the family and its trustees decided that The Benyon Estate could no longer be property managed and required asset managing. Edward was brought in to lead the team as Estate Manager in 2007.

“So, my wife and I moved from Peckham to De Beauvoir Town to oversee this change,” explains Edward. “It’s been an amazing experience – somewhat nail-biting at times as we’ve invested a lot of money into the Estate – but I am pleased with what we have started in terms of bettering the Estate with community in mind and I am determined to keep it going. Both the family and trustees have been, and continue to be, extremely supportive of what we are doing here which is about looking after our tenants and really understanding this area and its needs.”

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EP39 – Kerry Gooden, Fitness Pro – “If you’ve got it, flaunt it, but know your worth and be prepared to prove it.”

“If you’ve got it, flaunt it, but know your worth and be prepared to prove it.” – Kerry Gooden

Kerry Gooden has been in the fitness industry for seven years. She freelances at Virgin Active, Equinox and Gymbox teaching a range of group exercise classes from hardcore HIIT to booty-sculpting Barre. She is a Les Mills Tribe Coach and partner in EDER Active – a luxury fitness wear brand. She also co-runs the Ibiza Body Blitz Bootcamp in Ibiza.

In a previous career she worked in the advertising industry as one of the few female creatives in London. She refused many an interview about the difficulties of being a woman in a male dominated industry and believes it is such articles that perpetuate sexism.

‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it’ would be her mantra but know your worth and be prepared to prove it. The force is female.

In this podcast:
– Hear how Kerry started in advertising after being photographed at a party by Loaded magazine wearing a bin liner bustier. Campaign magazine then started a campaign to find her.
– How Kerry changed from a life of parties to being a fitness industry pro (who still parties).
– Her new businesses – EDER – Eat, Drink, Exercise, Repeat and Ibiza Body Blitz.  
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EP2: Mark Shearman – Planning Consultant, Firstplan

Mark is a partner at Firstplan, a Central London planning consultancy based on Bermondsey Street, SE1. He has over 10 years of experience dealing with a variety of developments across London and the UK, including a range of residential, mixed-use and retail, restaurant and commercial developments, as well as high-end, smaller scale residential schemes such as basements and listed building alterations and extensions.

Mark first worked with Nicole on her City Road scheme – winning a planning appeal enabling her to build 2 additional storeys of residential on the roof of the building – and has subsequently assisted with a number of her other ongoing developments in Hackney, including the St. Matthias Club in Dalston and the Paintworks site on Kingsland Road. He specialises in managing and negotiating with local authorities, and advising developers on planning strategies aimed at helping them to maximise the planning potential of their sites.

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EP1: Anthony Slumbers – Space as a Service

Nicole Bremner speaks to Antony Slumbers – 20th September 2017

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Antony has over 20 years experience developing and running online technology companies, primarily within the commercial office and property management sectors. He currently runs the office research site, the SaaS software company, blogs at and writes a technology & real estate column for Estates Gazette. He consults widely with companies looking to leverage technology within the real estate sector.

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