About Designs on Property
Designs on Property Ltd is run by people who are passionate about property and work across the residential property market. We have two types of business:-
Business to Business Services
We offer our Property Information Portal which gives the property industry, professionals and those wanting to target the market latest reviews, research and accurate, up to date property statistics, including government consultations.
We are also keen to ensure property companies invest time and money educating consumers on how to carry out property projects. To help we offer:-
Seminars on becoming your local property expert
Bespoke consultancy to create a communication and education strategy
New products and services to help consumers carry out their property project
Innovative apps to bring property projects into the 21st Century
We also encourage the property industry to work together - something it's not always very good at - by creating consumer led, independent advice through:-
Property TV Channel
Property Packs and HelplineOur Partners
Designs on Property Team
Kate Faulkner, Property Market Analyst and Commentator
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Kate Faulkner is recognised as one of the leading, independent property experts in the UK and regularly features in the national press including The Telegraph, The Independent, The Times, The Daily Mail and The Express. She is regularly interviewed by BBC News including Breakfast, Daybreak, ITN news and on local BBC Radio stations, including 5 Live, on property issues and has appeared on BBC1's Big Questions, Sky's Women in Property, ITV West and as a property expert.
READ MORE ABOUT KATE FAULKNER HERE
Sarah is a freelance writer and editor, who has worked within the property industry for 13 years, initially as an estate agent and home image consultant, and more recently as a broadcaster and writer. She presented ‘To Buy Or Not To Buy’ for the BBC for a number of years and has also appeared at property shows and exhibitions around the UK as a speaker, theatre host and expert panellist.
Over the past seven years Sarah has written for a number of interior style, home and investment publications on a wide variety of UK and overseas property-related subjects. She has also ghost written a property investment book and edited several others. She owns a small property portfolio in Bournemouth and Poole and has first-hand experience of buy to let investment, primarily in the HMO market.
Jill runs one of the most successful interior design businesses in the Oxford region. She knows how to make a property appeal to buyers and tenants alike and how to renovate a property from scratch. Jill has a knack of working on slim budgets as well as looking after large corporate letting deals. Visit Jill Treloggen Interiors for more information.
Amanda co-ordinates all the operations for Designs on Property, this includes managing website updates, liaising with the company's partners and managing day to day business essentials. Amanda has a background in estate agency and is fascinated by the property market, hence joining the company!
Kerry is our Client Manager and deals with the consumer and sales side of the business. Kerry also co-ordinates diaries, travel and day to day business essentials.
As Kate is a supporter of Young Enterprise and is Education Liaison Officer for the Institute of Directors, she understands the value that students can add to a young business. In return, Designs on Property offers students (particularly those studying property degrees) excellent work experience to help with all kinds of projects.
It is a massive job running Designs on Property. It involves looking after consulting clients, writing books and articles, preparing and presenting seminars as well as keeping the website fresh.
Without help from the following companies, we couldn't deliver day after day:-
Our accountants are Nicholsons in Lincoln. They do a great job and without them, we'd miss every company administration and accounting deadline going!
We couldn't have tackled the payroll, NI and tax minefield without The Payroll Site. Their site is so user friendly, even when it comes to end of year - payroll has never been so easy! Would highly recommend this company.
Design and Website Tools
This is provided by a new company called Boomerang Solutions. They specialise in the property and relocation market and provide the best design service at a fantastic price - and as Kate has worked with them for seven years, they come highly recommended!
Site Map Information
XML have provided a great site map service including email support and help, and as well as a really good value tool.
Call Centre Facility
This is a super service from Anserve. They answer the phone as Designs on Property when you ring the 0845 number and always pass your messages on, usually via email. It's why we can receive calls at a time more to suit you than just between the standard 9am-5pm
Print and Copy
A local company called 'Copyright Services' which deals with letterheads, cards and other communication material.
We have excellent legal help from Mitchell Wilde Solicitors who are definitely as cost effective as they promise!