Outgoing landlord chief is named one of the UK’s top business leaders

Judges were particularly impressed by Dixon’s ‘strong and innovative leadership’ of the RLA ahead of its merger with the NLA.


Andrew Dixon, the Chief Executive of the Residential Landlords Association,  has been named one of the UK’s top business leaders in the CEO UK Awards 2019.

Dedicated to recognising ‘strong and innovative leadership’ amongst business leaders, the CEO Today UK Awards recognises Chief Executive who lead their respective sectors.

In the 14 months since Andrew took the reins at the RLA, the association has undergone significant growth in membership, in addition to developing a range of new services and benefits for its members.

The judging panel said, “The CEO Today judging panel was particularly impressed by the manner in which Andrew Dixon has consistently achieved growth and success in his tenure as CEO of the Residential Landlords Association.

“In the past year, Andrew has built on the legacy of his predecessor since taking the reins at the RLA in August 2018.  He has successfully managed the merger with the NLA and has been instrumental in creating the largest landlord trade association with 80,000 members representing over 500,000 properties across the UK.

“Andrew Dixon’s wealth of experience and his constant drive to improve each organisation he oversees in addition to his skill and expertise in managing and inspiring his staff, ensures the RLA remains at the forefront of the housing sector, and for that he deserves to be recognised as one of the UK’s top CEOs.”

Huge honour

Dixon said, “It is a huge honour to receive this accolade. My team and I have worked tirelessly across the last 14 months to grow and develop the association and its services.

As a result, the RLA has gone from strength to strength with membership up 17%, hitting the 40,000 members mark for the first time.

“We are merging with the National Landlords Association (NLA) to create a bigger and more powerful organisation to represent landlords from across England and Wales.

“I am now preparing to hand over to the new management team, as I seek to replicate this success with another organisation.”

That team will be led by Ben Beadle, who has worked at both PRS property management giant Touchstone and deposit protection firm TDS and will start his job in November at the National Residential Landlords Association.

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