What makes a great business leader? This is one of the topics of conversation between Ringley Group MD Mary-Anne Bowring and host Matthew O’Neill in a new podcast from the Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The network champions the hard work and achievements of British leaders across the political and business spheres and is currently in the process of talking to leading figures in an attempt to understand what leadership means in Britain and Northern Ireland today. The Council invited Mary-Anne onto the podcast to discuss tips and advice on how to be a great business leader and to take a closer look at the challenges faced by businesses during the coronavirus lockdown.
Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said: “I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O’Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who is there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.”
Mary-Anne, who set up the business 20 years ago, is a regular media commentator and is frequently quoted on issues such as leasehold reform, building safety regulations and the UK housing market.
At Ringley Group we manage more than 12,000 homes across the country and have advised major residential investors such as Patrizia, Curlew and Moda Living. Most recently, we have invested over £2m in creating a suite of tech products for the property industry, and have just launched our automated lettings platform PlanetRent.
Mary-Anne was delighted to be invited to appear on The Leaders Council podcast in such a challenging time for the property sector. “Speaking with Matthew about the challenges I currently face in my day-to-day role and providing advice to the younger generation was brilliant,” she says. “We’re currently in a very challenging time for the UK’s economy and it was fantastic to give Matthew an insight into my career and where I am now.”
The episode also features an exclusive interview with England’s footballing legend, Sir Geoff Hurst, who remains the only player to score a hat trick in a World Cup Final. So if property, leadership – or football – are topics you are interested in, you can listen to the podcast in full on YouTube.