Limewood Hamlet

LIMEWOOD HAMLET, LEEDS LS14 1NH

Within 5 minutes drive of the M1 J46 and close to hotels, supermarkets and a travel hub this new development of stand alone office buildings is an amazing and unique investment opportunity.

Developed by a very successful and experienced local developer the properties are situated in an established large business and logistics area with many international and local companies enjoying the amenities and accessability.

Business Homes have recognised that the local Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)  market is not being served and a feasability study by Cushman Wakefield underpins this fact.

Stand alone, modular office units of 500 square feet and 1000 square feet let on a 25 year fully repairing and insuring lease with 5 yearly break clauses they are under construction. These fully insured units, built in the UK to the highest standards, are now available for purchase with a one year rental guarantee at 8 per cent.

The 500ft2 units are £199,000 and the 1000ft2 units are £300,000

These are exclusive to Great Oak Capital Limited and a digital brochure is available please click the link here Limewood Hamlet

Please visit our website https://www.greatoakcapital.co.uk/limewood-hamlet/  for more information.

Article from Business Matters

Mike Samuels, of Great Oak Capital, gave a short overview of his seminar “The Seven Secrets of Successful Networking”, which he said was hard to condense into 10 minutes.  He therefore told the audience that, when attending a networking event, they should become a ‘resource’ and provide information to the people that they meet.

A networking event is not for selling, it is for collecting business cards and arranging to re-connect at a later date by email, telephone or text.  He urged attendees to utilise LinkedIn by congratulating their connections on anniversaries and birthdays, and by joining groups and updating their statuses.

Michael concluded by saying that it is not good to leave a network event early; it is a good idea to be there until the end, to be receptive to any approaches that are made and to obtain a guest list, as not everybody who registered to attend does so.

He also thanked the Chamber for giving him the opportunity of passing his message on to their members and said that, in 2015, he was hoping to expand this side of his business activities by delivering more seminars.

‘Last Tuesday Networking’ January 2015

Many years ago there was a monthly meeting in Manchester where investors met entrepreneurs which was a massive success.

I am reviving this format with Business Angels, Crowd  Funders, Bankers and investors mixing with business owners or intended business owners.

Please come along to the Life Centre, 235 Washway Road (main 56) Sale, M33 4BP on

MONDAY 27 JANUARY 2015 AT 7 PM.

My first guest speaker will be Nick Montague from the Funding Circle who specialises in crowd funding and many bankers and investors will also be there.

The cost is £10 and we want you to join in.

Let me know by email mikes@greatoakcapital.co.uk  or call me on 07874 160944

 

Trafford Business Connect

This is a very interesting article in the Trafford Business Connect magazine featuring a story about Mike and this has led to him giving a talk to the breakfast group on the 8th January 2015 and a big networking event planned at the Lancashire Cricket Club Ethihad Stadium in February. http://www.lccc.co.uk/

Anyone wanting to attend either event use the contact form: http://www.greatoakcapital.co.uk/contact-us/

Click on the link below to read the article;

Seven-secrets-article

 

‘Any Questions’ night at Bowdon

I was delighted to chair this open forum with Graham Stringer MP, Graham Brady MP, Baroness Susan Williams, together with journalist and author Alex Brummer.

Lots of interesting questions ranging from immigration issues, the Middle East situation to finance, banking and an elected mayor for Greater Manchester.

The hundred or so guests were enthralled for the entire two hours which concluded with drinks, nibbles and of course networking.image

Chartered Institute Of Marketing Seminar

Professional networking event held at Cheshire campus

The 23rd October saw a networking event organised by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire Campus and Chartered Institute of Marketing’s North Staffordshire and Cheshire branches take place at the campus.

The guest speaker Mike Samuels, managing director of Great Oak Capital Ltd, , gave attendees an inspiring presentation on how to successfully network. Mike stated his aim

Mike Samuels has been self-employed for over thirty years and has relied heavily on networking and maintaining a large contact list to build his success.  Mike showed the members of CIM how successful his networking was by showing the 1,452 contacts in his phone book. Earlier this year Mike had previously spoken to students at the campus about networking.

The inspired audience thought Mike’s presentation was “engaging and very funny” as he took on the persona of Lady Gaga (including a fetching blonde wig) to show how to begin a conversation and use it to grow  business contacts. The audience then took part and  started conversations themselves, with many coming away with a list of new business contacts and a knowledge of how to engage at networking events using the seven secrets.

Networking with the students

As a trader in vacant houses Mike Samuels, CEO of Great Oak Capital Limited, was a big success until the buy to let boom made stock very hard to locate and forced Mike into other initiatives. He expanded an overseas education company into Europe and engaged in internet marketing, which he continues to this day.

Following a chance meeting with a university business school lecturer he was offered the chance to deliver a guest seminar and chose to answer the question ‘What are the 7 secrets of successful networking?’

The lecture was delivered to a room full of students at Manchester Metropolitan Universities Crewe campus and his interactive professional, yet light hearted approach, was very well received.

Relating the story that Mike was offered the opportunity to purchase £78 million of residential property being sold by a property development company, Mike, having done his own due diligence found thirteen potential investors from his own contact list each with the £78m required.

As a serial networker and collector of useful contacts Mike went into detail about the importance of building a network and how to maintain contacts. He delivered a clear, concise and interactive message, beginning by discussing the merits of networking.

Personal branding is vital to building a successful long term career he continued, try writing a blog, Tweeting, join Linkedin and complete your profile.  Mike urged the students to have professionally designed business cards and explained the importance of preparing an ‘elevator speech’.

Why and where to network were also discussed and the participants were taken to a mythical networking event where they learned how to prepare both physically and mentally and how to adopt the correct behaviour, including rules on alcohol consumption and meeting and greeting.

They learn how to ‘work the room’ and be interesting to new people by talking about what they are rather than who they are, and then how to follow up their new contacts.

To reinforce their confidence Mike created a scenario of a Lady Gaga obsessed person entering a coffee shop and finding the only available seat was sharing a table with his heroine. The student must open a conversation or lose the opportunity to engage. Mike’s approach led to meaningful interaction to underline the points made in the seminar.

The entire class of about forty students were then encouraged to put into practice what they had learned by networking and finding affinities.

This again proved very successful and the students, many on overseas exchange from countries such as France, Belgium, Latvia and Bangladesh had a great time and enjoyed the interaction.

Mike has been now been invited to talk to, or hold seminars for professional groups, companies and networking organisations nationally and the door has opened to another successful career.

August 2012 Newsletter

Private consultancy is the backbone of our business and you will be surprised how much we achieve with our clients in just a few well constructed hours.

Solicitors and Property Manageing Agencies are taking our morning networking seminars very seriously. Light and interactive they keep clients updated with the work of the host, the latest eyebrow raising business expansion ideas from me and some updates on the finance front.

Please call me on 07874 160944 to find out more.

I was reading an article the other day which stated that 60 per cent of landlords are looking to increase their portfolios in the next 6 months. Both the Manchester Building Society and the Post Office announced that they are increasing their lending in this sector during the last couple of days.

The astute landlord will expand but should develop a clear strategic plan and that is one of the services that we offer. Should they stay in standard houses and flats or should they be looking into HMO’s which give a higher return, but at what cost.

Landlords are also turning towards professional property management service’s as there are growing advantages in using the services of a company which understands the ever changing and complex legislation.