We are now exactly eighty-four days anyway from the 2019 Oxford Property Festival, an event that was created to celebrate the value of property across the county of Oxfordshire. Jansons Property attended the launch of the festival among an array of talented professionals. The launch was hosted by the good people at Harwell Campus, a location that is described to be the epicenter of the U.K’s innovation. Harwell is located in the Oxfordshire countryside which provides an interesting nature-filled backdrop to such a hub of science and technological advancement.
The launch began with some networking opportunities followed by an appetizing lunch. Diverse pools of professionals were present some of which were based in and around the Oxfordshire area. This provided an opportunity for professionals who work outside the Oxford area to have valuable conversations with the local property community. Considering the variety of professionals in attendance, its clear the property sector in Oxfordshire is very diverse.
The lunch was followed by some words from Matthew Battle (Managing Director at UK Property Forums) who described the festival as an opportunity to recognise the diverse range of highly impressive projects that exist across the Oxfordshire property market. UK Property Forums are also the organisers of Oxford Property Festival. Angus Horner, Partner and Director of Harwell Campus, went on to address the crowd in humorous fashion putting special emphasis on Harwell’s world-class offerings and contribution to science and other innovative fields. Other speakers shared the centre stage, each expressing particular pride and enthusiasm about Oxfordshire’s property sector. In the end, the message was clear, the 2019 Oxford Property Festival is an event every property professional should be attending.
The 100 Property Club’s annual dinner was a success as well as a learning experience. The evening commenced with some beverages and networking which kicked of the evening to a positive start. There were hundreds of professionals in attendance with their guest all in good spirits and ready to raise the maximum for charity. Dinner was a splendid three course dinner, as each course passed we found ourselves relishing at the opportunity to have more. The highlight of the evening was the guest of honour, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, taking the stage to share some inspiring stories. The man was a spectacle, no surprise considering he is regarded as The World’s Greatest Living Explorer. He was the first explorer to completely cross the Antarctic continent unsupported, and in 2009, aged 65, climbed to the summit of Mount Everest becoming the oldest Briton ever to do so. The guests were fully immersed in the stories and life lessons being passed on by this iconic figure, one can only imagine the level of resilience, determination and fearless he carries around with him even to this day. One message to take away from his speech was that one must never fear the unknown, for it is there that we find the most exhilarating and life changing experiences.
(From Left To Right) Andy Jansons with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The 100 Property Club was established in 1972 as a social and networking organisation, today it’s membership includes property professionals based in London as well as regions to the south as west of the capital. You would expect to see property contractors, agents, engineers, developers, solicitors and their guests at club activities/events. The club offers members the opportunity to meet at club lunches, dinners, technical seminars and a variety of social events throughout the year. Club activities are open to all members and their guests which offer a plethora of networking opportunities.
Jansons have had an enjoyable couple of days at the Annual Hotel Conference at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Deansgate. Our stand was hosted by Andy Jansons and his two colleagues Paul Nash and Ben Roberts. We also had a Golf Simulator on our stand provided by Virtually Mine based in Chelmsford in Essex.