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The Developers Network – Manchester –  Q & A Panel

After taking a two month break over the summer it was great to be back with The Developers Network Manchester family. The room was packed in anticipation of the fantastic panel of experts we had contributing to the evening.

Before the experts did their thing, Shane and Jonathan brought everyone up to speed on their development of 16 luxury apartments in Urmston. The strip out and demolition progressed well, and the underpinning is well underway.

As a taster to the main event the expert panel answered the most common questions put to them about the field of expertise.

Stuart Vendy of Veritas Planning answered: “How long will it take to get my planning decision through from the council?”

Scott Marshall of Roma Finance answered : “What’s your view on what interest rates will do over the next few months/years?”

John Shevlane of Pilot Fish answered: “how does my experience affect my lending opportunities in terms of rates, leverage, deal size?

Andi Cooke of White Box Property Solutions & Red Box Construction answered: “How can you become a property developer with little or no construction experience?”

Lloyd Girardi of White Box Property Solutions answered the question: “How can I fund a development with none of my own money?”

After a networking session where great connections were made and drinks were enjoyed at the bar, the expert panel returned to the front to answer questions from the audience.


Thursday 20th October

6.30pm – Welcome & Networking
7.00 – 9.00pm – Main Event – Speakers
9.00 – 10.00pm – Networking

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Manchester, M28 2QT

Local Developer Showcase


Stuart Vendy – Veritas Planning

The Developers Network – Manchester

Roma Finance
Offer a wide range of competitive lending solutions from bridging and development through to BTL finance with a bespoke approach to work flexibly with you.

Lending solutions are tailored to your needs and you have direct access to underwriters

Charlotte Rutter and Samantha Williamson

Dunore Utility Connections
Arrange utility connections for your developments. If you’ve ever dealt directly with the complexity of the process you’ll know it can be a nightmare. Dunore Utility Connections does the hard work for you, saving money and time. Jon Newsham

The all-in-one property and planning data platform to help you streamline your workflow and maximise your portfolio. The only off-market site sourcing tool that allows you to contact landowners directly from the platform.

Pilotfish Finance
Pilot Fish offer a full commercial finance broking service, with direct access to hundreds of lenders across the UK.

Their team of highly experienced finance professionals source individually tailored funding solutions with unparalleled service and product choice.

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