Industry News Sally Walmsley 03/11/2023

NRLA scoops top awards

NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle has scooped Gold in the Association Leadership Award at the Association Excellence Awards today, with the association runner up in the UK Association of the Year category.

The annual Association Excellence Awards celebrate and encourage the vital work that associations, trade bodies, professional organisations and institutes do for and on behalf of their members.

The Association's first Landlord Conference also picked up an accolade at the event in London, winning the bronze award in the Best New Event category.

Ben Beadle was responsible for merging two legacy organisations to create the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) back in 2020 and is a well-respected figure in the industry, representing private sector landlords in Parliament and in the regional and national media.

Speaking at the event Ben said: "The NRLA is a truly member-first organisation committed to proving everything landlords need to run a successful lettings business and today's wins are testament to the hard work of everyone within the organisation.

"Campaigning is a key element of our work at the NRLA, and I believe in leading from the front to ensure landlords' concerns and issues surrounding the private rented sector are driven up the political agenda.

"I am also committed to changing the narrative around landlords and the private rented sector in the media to highlight the key role it plays in the vital provision of homes."

Delivering for members

Judges praised Ben for demonstrating a 'highly impressive range of leadership activities and strong turnaround narrative following the merger, saying: 'Ben Beadle has demonstrated inspirational leadership. He has raised the profile of NRLA through his media and political engagements. This is clearly the beginning of some incredible times for the association'.

The judges also praised the association for its strong engagement, singling out the development of its new Portfolio property management portal for particular praise, describing the NRLA as 'a very strong association which appears to be very much in tune with its membership' and an organisation that was 'clearly delivering for its members at an important time'.

The Landlord Conference, they said, was a 'high quality experience and fantastic demonstrable results'.

The honours are the latest in a long line of accolades, with the NRLA's training department, conference and magazine also picking up awards this year.

NRLA CEO Ben Beadle with the Leadership Award trophy

The team celebrating the awards wins

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley Magazine and Digital Editor

Sally is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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