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“Can You See It?” Episode 1 w/ Simon Keevan

Welcome to the first episode of the Beckett Hanlon Podcast!

Today, founder of Beckett Hanlon and podcast host Drew Beckett interviews Simon Kevan, CEO of Laws of Attraction.

Laws of Attraction was founded on the belief that relationships are the heartbeat of every successful business, and at the heart of every successful relationship is communication.

In this episode, Drew and Simon discuss how they met and their individual career progressions over the years. They also share a funny story involving celebrity Keith Lemon and much more…

Definitely an interesting listen!

 

 

 

“Can You See It?” Episode 2 w/ Colin Moran

Welcome to the second episode of the Beckett Hanlon Podcast!

Today, founder of Beckett Hanlon and podcast host Drew Beckett interviews Colin Moran from Property People NI.

Founded in 2006 By husband and wife team Ciara and Colin Moran Property People Estate agents opened just off the Antrim Road in North Belfast.

Despite a shrinking property market Property People estate agents due to its unique delivery of a professional, friendly and collaborative service delivery gained a loyal customer base and a market share in the area. This office specialised in residential property sales, lettings and property management. Property People continued to enjoy continued success and opened a second branch on The Ormeau Road in the university area of South Belfast. This second branch specialises in student rentals and Houses of multiple occupancies.

In this episode, Drew and Colin discuss the post lockdown, covid affecting the property market. They also share their reasons ‘why’ and chat about the importance of family, and having a strong support network.

 

 

 

“Can You See It?” Episode 3 w/ Pamela Ballantine

Today we are joined by an incredibly hardworking and dedicated lady- Pamela Ballantine.

Pamela Ballantine is a freelance Northern Irish television presenter, best known for her 27-year career at UTV.

Pamela began her broadcasting career at Downtown Radio as a secretary, and gradually moved on to reading and reporting for the Downtown newsroom, as well as presenting her own programme and covering for other programmes on the station.

She later worked for BBC Radio Ulster as a morning presenter before moving to Ulster Television as a continuity announcer and news presenter in 1983. Ballantine moved from the continuity department to become a regular newsreader on UTV Live at its launch in 1993.

She went on to present and report for the nightly magazine show, UTV Life, from March 1999 to February 2009. She was also a regular presenter and reporter for RPM. and presented UTV game shows Ulster Schools Quiz and Hot Pursuits in 1994.

In 2009, Ballantine returned to the UTV continuity department and became a relief weather presenter at the station. This followed press reports claiming UTV management had offered her the option of accepting a different role at the station or taking a redundancy severance package from the company. A year later, her staff contract with the station was not renewed. Press reports claimed UTV had told Ballantine that her role was no longer available and had offered her freelance work, which she later accepted.

Ballantine continues to freelance for the station as a continuity announcer and ambassador, occasionally presenting the weather or news reading. In 2016, she returned to presenting UTV Life, which airs every Friday evening.

In this episode, Pamela and Drew chat about their individual success stories, sharing tips and tricks along the way.

 

 

 

“Can You See It?” Episode 4 w/ Sanjay Khanna

Welcome back to the Beckett Hanlon Podcast!

In this episode, Drew and Sanjay discuss topics including the impact of covid 19 on their businesses, along with dealing with stress as a business owner and many more topics.

The duo have worked alongside each other for many years and share their personal journeys and experiences along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Can You See It?” Episode 5 w/ Stefano Lucatelio

Today Drew is joined by Stefano Lucatello, the Senior Partner and Head of Kobalt Law LLP.

They discuss Stefans background of commercial, property and international law and talk about how over the years Stefano has appeared on television shows, which featured him as an overseas property law expert, working with the likes of Martin Roberts of “Homes under the Hammer”, Carry and David Grant of “Fame Academy”, Diana Moran “The Green Goddess”, Peter Purves of “Blue Peter”, and presenters of “A Place in the Sun”  Channel 4’s foreign property show, Jasmine Harman and Johnnie Irvine.

Stefano regularly appears on expert panels at foreign property shows and contributes to foreign property magazines.

A very interesting episode!

 

 

 

“Can You See It?” Episode 6 w/ Andrew Barrocas

In this episode, Drew is joined by a good friend – Andrew Barrocas.

Andrew has enjoyed success as a dominant force and respected authority in the New York City real estate industry for many years. In his accomplished career, he has sold over $5 billion worth of property, and managed, trained, recruited and collaborated with the city’s top agents and brokers. As CEO and Founder of MNS, Andrew currently oversees more than a billion dollars worth of real estate, as well as an exceptional team of talented agents focused on providing the utmost level of client service.

Andrew entered the real estate field after graduating from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He went on to achieve instant success and recognition as one of the “Top 30 Brokers Under 30”, according to The Real Deal. Over the years, Andrew has been a continually sought-after expert on real estate who has been featured in The New York Times’ “The 30-Minute Interview”, quoted in all major New York publications, and spotlighted on The Stoler Report.

Since founding MNS in 2006, Andrew has grown the company substantially in terms of its revenue and its team, which is now over 125 people. He also serves his industry as a licensed teacher through the State of New York, passing on his knowledge and array of professional experience of real estate sales to real estate brokers and salespersons.

 

 

 

“Can You See It?” Episode 7 w/ Chris Suitor

In today’s episode, Drew chats with local Belfast influencer and entrepreneur Chris Suitor.

Chris is the owner of Suitor Brothers…

Suitor Brothers is the culmination of 50 years of men’s tailoring experience within the Suitor family. A truly authentic family business, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From fully bespoke custom tailoring to ready-to-wear men’s fashion, Suitor Brothers covers every aspect of tailoring and menswear, to the highest standard, at an affordable price.

He is also a DJ, Boxing MC and motivational speaker. He is also a loving husband and father! You will be incredibly inspired by Chris throughout this episode!

Enjoy!