Dessy Moen


What first attracted you to the BeckettHanlon Franchise?

I always had an interest in overseas properties, especially in Spain, France and Portugal. A love of the Mediterranean climate, coupled with this interest in property ignited a desire in me to pursue this further though I wasn’t sure how. This is where Drew Beckett and Becketthanlon came in. I came across Becketthanlon on Facebook, contacted Drew and bought the franchise. I was apprehensive at first as I was aware of the somewhat poor reputation that selling property abroad had attracted, and having built up a strong reputation in the food industry over 30 years I didn’t want to be associated with anything that might diminish this. However, after meeting Drew I was totally assured that here was a man and a company that was selling property abroad the right way safely. After a few meetings with Drew, I was in no doubt that I had made the right decision.

Before joining BeckettHanlon, what was your background in?

As stated above, I have spent over 30 years in sales and management in the FMCG industry where my roles have included company owner, Managing Director, Sales Director and Commercial Director. I am still employed in this industry presently.

What makes BeckettHanlon Franchise different?

I have to say that I really enjoyed my initial week’s training with Drew in our Belfast office. I found him hugely knowledgeable in everything concerned with purchasing property overseas. And even though I went along thinking that there would not be much I could learn in the art of selling, I was very wrong. Drew has a wealth of experience gained in the financial consultancy business and property sales and I gained a lot from him during this week.

I believe that Becketthanlon is unique in that everything we do is geared up to assuring that our clients are buying their home abroad SAFELY. This is a keyword and train of thought in our company and one that filters down from Drew himself. Also, we are not just about selling our clients property. We take them through the whole process of finding the property that best suits them, arranging a mortgage if required, taking them through all the legal process involved with buying abroad and accompanying them out to view properties in their desired area.

What are your BH hopes for the future?

I have often said that is my ambition to eventually be able to dedicate myself fully to my franchise as holding down a very demanding full-time job makes it difficult for me to pursue my dream of been fully committed to it. My hope is for my sales to increase to a level that will make this decision easier. I also want to see Drew become hugely successful with his company as he works tirelessly with us all to achieve his dream also.

Jasbir Bassi


What first attracted you to the BeckettHanlon Franchise?

I saw Beckett Hanlon as an opportunity to do something for myself. It was going to be an extra source of income for my family and me.

Before joining BeckettHanlon, what was your background in?

Before joining Beckett Hanlon I helped my husband within the family restaurant business. I still am a part of this but alongside it, I’m a mother to 5 children and care for my mother and sister.
I’ve tried various other things including going back to education but life gets in the way. Practically it isn’t possible for me to work in the industry.  BeckettHanlon gives me the flexibility to work my own hours. Like anything, you reap what you sow.
Talk us through your initial training with the company and what that involved?
My initial training was at the end of August/ September 2019.  I was fortunate to get one to one training with Drew. I learnt so much during this, not just about the business but life. The training was intensive but enjoyable. Along the whole way Drew underlined the importance of the well being of his team. Although all businesses look to thrive and progress, there was an importance put on the fact that we are all people. What might be right for me does not necessarily have to be right for you.
What makes BeckettHanlon Franchise different?
It was very much highlighted that we need to understand what our clients want, before trying to match what we have to suit that want. We are not trying to sell anyone investment properties with rental potential, though this is an extra bonus in certain cases, our primary focus is to try and match a property to suit a clients way of life.
What are your BH hopes for the future?
I hope to be able to thrive in BeckettHanlon and one day make it my families primary source of income. I see this happening as the company has very strong moral grounds. Drew really makes every effort to try and secure the safest developments. BeckettHanlon provides a service to help it’s clients buy homes, not just houses.”

Raymond Lennon

“I am a native of Athlone Co Westmeath and it is where I currently reside.

My background is in retail where I ran my own successful businesses for many years. I have also worked at BP UK and Walmart Canada at management level.

I have studied at Ballyfermot Business school Dublin and Shaw Academy.

I am a diplomatic, well-driven individual who strives to deliver outstanding customer service.

I am excited to have joined BeckettHanlon Worldwide Property as a franchise partner and I am looking forward to a successful and awarding partnership in the years ahead.”

Charlie Meyler

“As a self-employed independent Retailer and wholesaler for many years, I recently moved into the hospitality industry in the form of Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Bunclody Co Wexford Ireland in a joint venture.

Having done business with a range of varied clientele and listening to their concerns and past experiences I could see there was an opening for a property investment company where people would have the confidence to know that what they were getting matches what it said on the “tin” and more if required.

After months of searching, I eventually discovered BeckettHanlon.

After many discussions and investigation into BeckettHanlon, I am happy to have become a BeckettHanlon Franchise Partner and assist people in buying their dream holiday or investment property abroad.

I live in Bunclody Co.Wexford Ireland. I Love to play a game of golf. I’m a member of Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club and spend time with my wife Phil and family on some of the many beautiful walks and biking tracks we have beside us around mount Leinster and the adjoining area.”

Fred Manning

What first attracted you to the BeckettHanlon Franchise?

 I was attracted to the potential lifestyle & being able to help people buy lovely property overseas.

Before joining BeckettHanlon, what was your background in?

 Before BeckettHanlon I was involved in the hospitality industry Being involved in several restaurants & coffee shops.

Talk us through your initial training with the company and what that involved?

 The training was great. I flew to Northern Ireland, where Drew picked me up from the airport. The training lasted three days. It was just one on one & very professional.

What makes BeckettHanlon Franchise different?

I’ve been involved in other franchises before & the biggest difference for me is the support & encouragement that Drew & his team provide. You can call or message the team anytime with thoughts or needing to ask & question & they are brilliant. Nothing is to much trouble, which gives me confidence.

What are your BH hopes for the future?

I would like to think that at BH I’ve found a career that I can do for the rest of my professional life. I get to talk to people who are considering buying property overseas. I get to take them to these idyllic destinations & finally I get to see them filled with happiness & excitement when I help their dream come true in buying their lovely new property.

What’s not to like about having a life doing that?!”

Garry McGrotty

What first attracted you to the BeckettHanlon Franchise?

I became a proud Beckett Hanlon franchise partner in early 2016. I was keen to explore the opportunities presented by Beckett Hanlon to advance my career within the property industry and gain the experience and knowledge from Drew Beckett required for a successful future in business.

Before joining BeckettHanlon, what was your background in?

I was involved in both the hospitality and engineering sectors for eight years throughout Europe, I then decided to move into running my own business by acquiring the exclusive distribution rights for bespoke products across NI & Ireland.

What makes BeckettHanlon Franchise different?

BeckettHanlon’s structured approach to working with developers who meet a strict vetting process to ensure the safe selling of overseas property, set’s itself apart from the rest.

We a great support network and dedicated marketing team, each partner is equipped with the tools necessary to start selling overseas property.

What are you BH hopes for the future?  

I believe that property is one of the most stable forms of investment moving forward and understand the perception of buying a property abroad can seem challenging. I thrive on working with new clients every step of the way to ensure the purchase of their dream property abroad is as simple and as profitable as possible.”

Martin Deignan

What first attracted you to the BeckettHanlon Franchise? 

I have always been interested in overseas property and at my first meeting with Drew was impressed with him and his presentation of his business model.
Before joining BeckettHanlon, what was your background in?
I worked my way up in sales and marketing in the IT industry over many years eventually becoming Country Manager in Ireland for a global IT print brand.
Talk us through your initial training with the company and what that involved?
The training was conducted personally by Drew with a particular focus on the generation of referrals, customer interaction role play, and the mortgage process.
What makes BeckettHanlon Franchise different?
It is one of the very few overseas property companies in Ireland where you get to actually meet, and assist directly, potential customers rather than simply engage online. Also as a franchisee, there is a lot of flexibility in how you choose to generate business.
What are your BH hopes for the future?
To be successful and happy with my business in the helping of customers to realise their dreams of homes and lifestyles in the sun.”

David Downard

What first attracted you to the BeckettHanlon Franchise?

I looked at a great number of Franchises in many different markets as I was looking for a fresh challenge.

It was important for me to find one that would be the right fit for me and where my experience would be an asset.

I met with Drew and quickly decided that the Franchise offered me the best opportunity for me to grow my own business under the umbrella of Beckett Hanlon

Before joining BeckettHanlon, what was your background in?

Before joining I had worked for 30 years in the Hospitality Industry my last position being CEO of a Pub Restaurant Company.

However, my career began in sales and it was the opportunity of working in sales and using the customer experience that drew me to the Franchise.

Talk us through your initial training with the company and what that involved?

Having met with Drew, I went for a weeks training in Belfast which was very interesting and then, later on, we went to Spain which was invaluable to see some of the properties and find out more about the market.

Ongoing Drew is always available to help and we also have regular meetings to assist us in growing our business.

What makes BeckettHanlon Franchise different?

A good business model and great support are so important, the website is good and also the one-off payment and no ongoing fees.

What are your BH hopes for the future?

As the economy picks up as it inevitably will in time I’m looking forward to being able to meet with customers face to face and help them find their perfect second/retirement home or investment property abroad.”

Mubashar Siddiqui

“I did an MBA (Master in Business Administration) from the Imperial College of Business Studies in 2005. I started my career in financial services as a fund manager in Harvester Topworth International and worked for two and a half years. Then I joined the Security Industry Authority as a Subcontractor in the UK.

In 2009 I became a Franchise Partner for Wimpy Restaurants and ran it successfully in the Isle of Wight UK. After running the Wimpy Restaurant Franchise Successfully I established Buraq Estates as a Partnership in October 2013. I then registered as a business consultant in Portlaoise Co.Laois, the Republic of Ireland in January 2015. In December 2016 I joined BeckettHanlon as a franchise partner. It has changed my life for the better and I’m looking forward to building a successful business.”

Noor Raza

“Involved in Sales and lettings since 2006 and have experience within investment properties in UK and overseas.

Managing Director of Buraq Estates specialising in unique, interesting and prestigious properties in Greater Manchester.

Previously director of UK’s leading Estate Agency Franchise with 160 offices across UK.

Strong management skills, strong rapport building skills. Strong desire to succeed. ‘Can do’ Approach.

Specialties: Selling and Lettings of luxury accommodation for students and young professionals managing over 600 properties in Manchester.

Now teaming up with market leaders in unique worldwide property lifestyle and investment opportunities ‘BeckettHanlon’ so this means that as a BeckettHanlon client, you can have complete peace of mind, knowing that every facet of your new purchase, from money transfer…to interior design….will be safe and completed with first-class customer service.

Contact me for your unique BeckettHanlon Experience.”

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