Trainers

David d'Orton Gibson

David has worked for many years in the letting industry and has first-hand experience of most roles involved in lettings. For the last 23 years, he has worked full time running training and consultancy for landlords and agents throughout England and Wales. He teaches public courses as well as running In House courses for local authorities, letting agents, landlord associations, housing associations, colleges and other bodies.

Widely respected for his technical knowledge and teaching style, David combines an authoritative understanding of the legal framework with practical suggestions on working with people and presents in an engaging style.

Stephen Fowler

Stephen practised in various aspects of landlord and tenant law, owned and led a property management business and is an experienced trainer. Stephen writes for the private rented sector, produces courses and provides in house consultancy for agencies, local authorities and associations. Stephen is also an executive director of a charity working in the homeless sector.

Adrian Thompson

Adrian is chairman of the Guild of Residential Landlords, a national landlords association. Adrian is also a landlord in his own right, managing a reasonably sized portfolio of properties. Adrian has worked in the lettings industry his entire working life and understands the practical realities of renting. Adrian is keen to help good landlords stand out from others which is why he has developed (in partnership with Training for Professionals) the Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme(PRSAS) which offers a nationally recognisable badge allowing accredited landlords to stand out. Adrian also speaks at many events and undertakes training for landlords and letting agents throughout England and Wales on all subjects relating to residential renting.

Toby Carrington

Toby has worked in the property industry since 1986. Based in the South East of England he has worked within the corporate sector and currently has a letting agency based in Sussex. Toby has worked with Training for Professionals since 2004.

Mike Edwards

Mike started his involvement with training as a manager with a national financial institution, concluding a 24 year career with them as Rented Housing Manager. Then following 17 years with a major franchisor became a self-employed consultant in 2011. Mike has had links with Training for Professionals since 1998 and has been delivering courses for TFP since 2010.

Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy has been in the property business since 1988. He spent 12 years managing a corporate estate agency flagship office before deciding to specialise and open his own lettings agency on the south coast in 2003. Jeremy has been involved in training since working in hotel management back in the 1980's.

Chris Collins

Chris Collins is a trainer with TFP and a regular contributor to the Letting Update Journal. Following military service she put down roots in North Wales and began a new career in property. Starting as a lettings negotiator, Chris soon discovered a flair and passion for property and people culminating in promotion to MD of an award winning independent company. She retired earlier this year after 23 years in the business to concentrate more on training.

Dale James

Dale set up his first letting agency in 1989 and has since worked extensively in lettings and management, property sourcing and BTL mortgage advice. Currently consulting with several letting agencies and RICS firms across South and West Wales.

Andrew Sainsbury

Andrew has worked in residential lettings for most of his career. After finishing university, he cut his teeth at a large national chain, before moving on to join a start-up agency in the East Midlands in 2005. Later, he was pivotal in opening their second branch in Leeds and is now a Director and part owner of the same highly regarded firm. Andrew has more recently joined the TFP training and helpline teams, which enables him to combine his passion for keeping up to date with the latest legislation with his knowledge of the practical issues of property management.

Rona Crane

Rona Crane has been a landlord for over 30 years and a letting agent for over 27 years and is based in South West Wales. Rona with her co-director and team of staff manages a large portfolio of properties and deals with numerous landlord and tenant enquiries on a daily basis. Rona in her early career became a trainer for the Agricultural Training Board and is happy to use this experience as a trainer along with many years working in the private rented sector to be a trainer for TFP.

Hugh White

Hugh left the Ministry of Defence after 25-years’ service in logistics in 2000 and after becoming a landlord, set up his own independent lettings agency in south Hampshire. From the outset, he attended TFP courses and as his knowledge grew, so did his business. The company continues to thrive but Hugh needed another challenge and found it undertaking training courses for TFP! He is a Rugby Union man and a devoted sailor during the summer months.

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