15.11.11 Former Apprentice finalist speaks at Business Start Up Show

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15th November 2011

Former Apprentice finalist speaks at Business Start Up Show

At this year’s Business Start Up Show taking place on 17th-18th November at Earls Court, former BBC1 Apprentice finalist, Jamie Lester will be hosting a seminar on ‘seeing an opportunity in a crowded market place’.

Jamie, who left school at the age of 16, set up his own business at the age of 24 and turned over of £1m in only two years. He built on his growing reputation when he appeared on the award winning BBC show, The Apprentice, and now runs Haus Properties Ltd, a South West London boutique Estate Agency he set up earlier this year. Haus Properties prides itself on a distinct approach to buying, selling or renting a property with its free removal service, ‘open-book’ technology and video view of all properties. Jamie also has grand plans to expand over the coming years opening further offices in London.

Jamie is no stranger to the pressures of starting a new business, and estate agency is a crowded sector, so he is well placed to give practical advice and tips on how best to get started and more importantly make it a success. He comments: “Appearing on The Apprentice was a life-changing experience which spurred me on to set up my own estate agency. After surviving many boardroom battles, I knew I could take on anything. In such a competitive market, you need to stand apart from the others. As a result, I’ve thrown out the terrible estate agent’s clichés and instead, offer a completely open and honest approach to buying, selling and renting property in South West London.”

Jamie adds: “Starting up your own business is a daunting but exhilarating experience. My seminar covers a variety of essential start-up topics such as how to go about winning new business, the importance of people management and motivation to being able to turn leads into sales. Everything I talk about I have experienced first-hand and is never cited from any text book.”

Jamie will be appearing at The Business Start Up Show on Friday, 17th November at 4.15pm-4.45pm. For further information, please visit www.hausproperties.co.uk or call: 020 7751 0400.

ENDS

Editor’s notes: Haus Properties (www.hausproperties.co.uk) is a new concept in estate agency, set up by entrepreneur and former Apprentice candidate, Jamie Lester, with the aim of turning traditional estate agency on its head. There are currently offices in Fulham, with an office in Chiswick set to launch in early 2012, and plans for further London offices in future.

Haus Properties offers property for sale and rent, as well as a property management service for Landlords. It is fully regulated by the Office of Fair Trading and the Property Ombudsman.

The removal service is subject to terms and conditions.

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For further press information, please contact Emma Ward Hunt or Louisa Hayman at Foundation PR: Tel: +44 (0)20 8542 7400 / +44 (0)7989 979 693 emma.wardhunt@foundation-pr.co.uk / Louisa.hayman@foundation-pr.co.uk

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