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Former housing minister Mark Prisk to headline ombudsman gathering

MP and DHCLG committee member who has been leading efforts to reform rental sector will be joined on stage by BBC journalist Declan Curry.

Nigel Lewis

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One of David Cameron’s former housing ministers Mark Prisk is to make his first keynote speech about the industry since he left stepped down.

Mark was in post for a characteristically short time for a recent housing minister, although longer than last year’s Alok Sharma, holding office for 11 months from September 2012 to 2013.

He is to make his speech at The Property Ombudsman’s annual conference this summer which is to be held at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre in Solihull on June 13th. The event will focus on how to raise standards within the industry.

Mark, who is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and was arguably one of the more thoughtful and better-qualified Tory housing ministers of recent times, will be joined by BBC business journalist and TV presenter Declan Curry, consumer champion and newspaper columnist James Walker, Ryan Hampson from Brief Your Market and Rob Symes, Rightmove’s lettings innovations boss.

“Mark’s previous role as Housing Minister and current membership of the Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, Declan’s work for the BBC and James’ experience in helping millions of consumers get their problems sorted, makes them great assets to the conference,” says Gerry Fitzjohn, Chairman of the TPO board.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include business prospect predictions for 2018 and next year from Declan plus presentations of data quality and GDPR.

“These are challenging times for business,” says Declan Curry (left).

“It’s not just Brexit, Trump and austerity; companies also have to adapt to technological transformation and demonstrate they are good corporate citizens. I am delighted to share my perspectives on how to thrive in these times.”

Read more about Mark Prisk.

April 3, 2018

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