Founding Forum Workshop – August 2019

Our Founding Forum workshop took place this week and we were delighted to welcome club advisor Ray Bloomfield, a man with over 40 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate, property development and investment as the day’s speaker.

Ray talked a lot about his journey, his highs and lows, lessons learned. He answered questions from our members for over an hour, providing snippets of incredible advice in the process, from partnerships to being cautious about banks. Persistence was perhaps Ray’s best piece of advice, something that has seen his career span several decades.


Ben Richards, founder and owner of Aura Architecture and EXP Property, was the mastermind speaker of the month. He talked about his professional journey and projects he learned from while working for the Berkeley Group, a property development company responsible for large construction projects across the UK. Ben focussed on added value that is gained from good design and pitfalls that can come along when dealing with certain technical aspects such as soil investigation. He also gave some tips regarding how to stay ahead of the game and how to provide excellent customer experience.

Keep an eye out for Ben’s full profile feature on our website next week.


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