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Going for gold! Final keynote speaker revealed for Propertymark conference

Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, has been announced as Propertymark’s final keynote speaker for its landmark conference next month.

She will join industry experts at the Propertymark One event at OVO Arena Wembley on 27 June.

Propertymark One brings together professionals from a range of disciplines, who will get the opportunity to hear from experts across different sectors including sales, lettings, auctions, commercial, tech and legal.


Dame Kelly will be discussing how she has ‘raised her game’ over the years as one of Britain’s best middle-distance runners.

After winning gold medals for both the 800m and 1,500m events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Dame Kelly was named the first ever female in Britain to win two gold medals at the same games. She then went on to set British records in numerous other events before retiring in 2005.

Since retiring, Dame Kelly has inspired others with her charity work, setting up the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in 2008, aimed at helping disadvantaged young people with education and employment opportunities. She is also passionate about raising money for mental health, launching a podcast, ‘What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me,’ in 2019.

Before Dame Kelly started winning gold medals, her career was overshadowed with injury and disappointment. She draws on how she found the determination and dedication to overcome this in her talks and she emphasises that we can all overcome our hardships, especially in the workplace, just as she did.

Joining her as a keynote speaker is Gerald Ratner, former chief executive of major British jewellery business, Ratner Group. Ratner famously destroyed his multimillion-dollar company for the sake of after dinner speech.

Now he educates others in a humorous way about his mistakes and the lessons that can be learnt from them.

Jason Lee, Propertymark’s commercial relationships and events manager, said: “We can’t wait to hear from a range of leading industry professionals and keynote speakers at Propertymark One in June and delve into their expertise.

“Property professionals will be able to immerse themselves in a range of different topics, as well as learning from people like Dame Kelly Holmes and Gerald Ratner about their experiences in their various industries, and how they have overcome adversity to further themselves in their professional careers.”

Limited tickets to Propertymark One are still available and can be purchased online: https://reg.propertymark-one.com/propertymark-one/register


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