About Your Host
Andrew is both delighted and excited that he has agreed to co-host the new Progressive Property Network (PPN) in Liverpool and he’s looking forward to all the challenges that hosting the event may bring. Andrew is married with two children, and qualified as a management accountant in May 1993. Andrew’s main focus is to continue to expand his buy-to-let portfolio, refurbishments new build developments.
Andrew is a full-time property investor, and also has a bookkeeping and accountancy business, specialising in setting up systems with new companies, primarily within the property and construction sectors.
Prior to this Andrew spent 25 Years in the corporate arena, 14 of those years as a Financial Director, with 10 of those final years in the House Building and construction industry. Andrew has a passion for residential property and in 2010 he bought his first new build development, which was rented out until selling it in 2017. In 2011 he started to build his buy-to-let (BTL) portfolio and has continued to add to the portfolio since then, even doing a couple of Buy Refurbishment and Rent (BRR), as well as a few Buy Refurbishment and Sell (FLIPS). He is starting on a new build development site and is looking to start a couple of further developments in 2019.
Property investment can be a lonely experience, it is slow and is very hard work doing it all by yourself. It was only when his daughter persuaded him to attend a Progressive Property event that things started to change. He met Alison McIntyre, his now JV partner and co-host, who showed him how powerful networking can be. He joined VIP in November 2017 which kick started the way he deals with property. The VIP and Progressive community gave him the sense of community, mentorship and kept him accountable when he needed it, and has spurred him on to grow and scale his property business.
He initially found networking very daunting, and was surprised once he started to talking to people and asking questions how supportive people were and that networking actually works. One year on, he is launching Liverpool PPN with Alison.
Alison is a successful Project Manager, having managed several multi-million pound projects within the public sector. Although relatively new into property, she has always had a passion and a desire to invest in property, but never had a strong enough ‘why’ until her family came along and realised that property would give her the passive income required to spend more time with her young children.
Alison loves people, is an avid networker and great at connecting people. She is warm, gregarious, and calls herself ‘nosey’ as she is genuinely interested in people. She is very willing to share knowledge and help people on their journey. She always has a story to tell, having travelled extensively visiting 46 countries.
Throughout her life she has always liked to be kept busy, alongside her job, she served with the Royal Corps of Signals TA for 17 years as a radio technician, and later a systems technician and met her husband whilst on tour in Bosnia.
Her knowledge of the Liverpool area has been extensive from a young age, having travelled to the opposite end of the city to go to school, and throughout her adult life worked on numerous community-based projects which has given her a greater understanding and knowledge of each part of the city. Her husband calls her a ‘black cab driver’ as she knows the names of streets so well, and is always abreast of new developments and changes within the city.
Alison met her co-host Andrew on the first morning of her very first Progressive event, MSOPI (Multiple Streams of Property Income) in London. They were in regular contact and soon became JV partners. They believe that with Andrew’s years of experience in property investing and financial background, together with Alison’s knowledge of new property strategies, networking skills and extensive knowledge of the local market that together they can offer PPN Liverpool guests fantastic value at this event.