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  1. Matthew Battle, Founding Director, UK Property Forums 

    Matthew founded UKPF in 2004 and been responsible for enabling conferences, events and networking forums across the UK property markets located in the city regions of Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Reading and Oxford. His skill set includes understanding the drivers of a property market and working with the property community to create successful events.
    As part of this series of events, FTC (the First Tuesday Club) is managed by UKPF as a networking club located in the Thames Valley and with more than 100+ members. Matthew’s is responsible for chairing each of the monthly FTC events which are held across the Thames Valley region. In 2018, Matthew was responsible for the successful launch of OxPropFest which has quickly become part of the landscape in Oxfordshire and will be repeated in 2019. Other initiatives include working with clients on MIPIMUK and Slough Social.
  1. Alan Bunce, News Editor, Thames Tap
    Alan teamed up with UK Property Forums as  Thames Tap  News Editor in 2015. He edits and delivers the latest commercial property news happening in the Thames Valley in the shape of the Thames Tap which is published every Monday at 3pm.
    Alan worked for 16 years at the Reading Chronicle launched its Berkshire Business review in 2004. He then worked for five years as community editor at the Reading Post where he helped re-launch its Business Post supplement in 2012.
  1. Amy Charles, News Editor, Eastern Echo and Conference Director, UK Property Forums
    Amy has worked at UK Property Forums since 2010. Previously she has held event management and marketing and business development roles in the Australian legal sector and UK drinks business.

    Amy oversees the delivery of our events alongside the management of the successful FTC Thames Valley and West of London monthly networking clubs.

  1. Louise Lucas, Graphic Designer, Thames Tap and Eastern Echo 
    Louise joined up with UK Property Forums in 2015 as Graphic Designer. She is the creative impetus behind all website and marketing material across all our platforms, including the new TVPropFest and OxPropFest campaigns.

    Creative Designer and founder of The Colour Suite with over 22 years experience within the creative industry. Specialising in logo design and brand development, Louise is passionate about great looking design across all media types