John Walton FNAEA
The Old Coach House
88a Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2PE
Tel: 07770 942236
Commercially aware OWNER & GENERAL MANAGER with proven track
record of business development and profit achievement. Team player and a
decisive manager whose key strengths are having an organised, creative and
proactive approach to meeting targets, resulting in running two profitable
Customer Relationship Management
Proactive Business Development
Turned business from loss to profit in six months.
Reduced insurance premiums paid by over 77% over three years.
Developed and built up a quality residential lettings portfolio from nil to over 365
managed properties with a below industry average 2% of bad debt/rent arrears.
Re launched and established nightclub within the dance scene, able to attract
many well known Radio 1 DJs to play at the club, including Dave Pearce and
Saved £65k in 1st year on beer, wines and spirits, changing from Tied to Free
1988-2007 Walton Property, Bedford
Successfully opened and established own property company, dealing
with residential sales and a full property management letting service in
and around the Bedford area. Managed nine full-time staff (three with
Built up residential property sales from nil to 200 sales per year prior to moving
100% into the property management and letting service.
Implemented and upgraded in total three computer systems, upgrading tailored
property management software.
Purchased freehold property in Bedford High Street requiring total renovation;
project managed refurbishment and upgrading work.
Increased company credibility and confidence with customers due to having long
standing and efficient staff.
Developed residential lettings portfolio from nil to over 365 managed properties
when I sold the company to a competitor.
As an independent company was able to develop a bespoke, quality customer
service orientated business, looking to build the company over the long term.
Maintained stable annual turnover, yielding average net profit of £65k per year for
10 successive years’ trading (1997-2007).
Built up a quality property letting portfolio which, in 2007, out of 365 properties
had below 2% problems with rent arrears.
Visited clients taking instructions to sell or let their property, dealt with prospective
purchasers/tenants, negotiated to closure and took total responsibility for all
customer relations and media advertising.
Managed office accounts, financial bank projections/forecasts.
2002-2009 Hype Nightclub, Nottingham
Identified opportunity and purchased a recently refurbished Nottingham
nightclub which after its first three months was struggling to cover its
overheads. Managed nine part-time staff.
Turned around club from loss into profit in six months.
Increased attendance 500% from 90 to 450/night in six months.
Reduced staff overheads 50% in six months, keeping the better staff.
Re launched and established club within the dance scene; able to attract many
well known Radio 1 DJs to play at the club, including Dave Pearce and Judge
Saved over 77% in insurance premiums, reducing from £21k down to £4.8k.
Reduced overheads by obtaining a significantly lower mortgage interest rate.
Changed from a ‘tied house’ to a ‘free house’, saving 21% on cost of beers, wines
and spirits, equating to £65k in 1st year.
95% retention of staff.
Maintained tight control of invoices, keeping within target.
Successfully sold a three-year lease to a well known leisure club.
Microsoft Office, Property Craft (Property Letting software) and TAS Books (Accounts
Fellow Member of the National Association of Estate Agents/Association of
Residential Letting Agents
Single. Clean Driving Licence
As I find myself in a position of not having any responsibilities or liabilities here in the
UK at this moment in time, I intend to take advantage of my situation and experience
living and working in a different country.
I am not seeking to earn large sums of money, I am just looking for a company that
would benefit from my experience and be able to pay a realistic salary to cover the
usual living expenses at least.
I will be in Doha from Friday 17th September until Friday 1st October primarily to
secure a position of employment and will therefore be available to meet up with a
prospective employer by arrangement.