And last but not least

And last but not least our leader and project manager.

Every organisation needs someone who is going to make sure things get done in a timely fashion. This is Kevin’s role. He is also responsible for the marketing of the business.

Past Career

After the Corporate world decided they no longer wanted his services, Kevin decided he didn’t want the corporate world either.

Kevin was an IT Project Manager with Woolworths, remember them ?
He decided to invest in his personal development and joined Simon Zutshi’s Property Mastermind Foundation course. He saw the opportunities available to us and embarked on his Mastermind Programme. This focused his investment activities.

Values

Values are a key part of what we do at Fiveway Apartments and Kevin’s key values are honesty, freedom, fun , security and make a difference.

Right People Right Roles

To ensure we have the right people in the right roles we use Wealth Dynamics to profile our key members. Kevin is an accumulator.
The Accumulator is the safest profile
They rely on a system to achieve incremental wealth growth
Many see accumulators as indecisive and procrastinators
And they often go unnoticed.
Accumulators are steady and dependable
They rarely act on impulse and fail if they have not set the criteria to take action. Often accused of procrastinating, they simply need more data to make an informed decision.
Once Accumulators connect to the right team they can quickly be lifted while keeping the team grounded.
They ensure that everything is in order and that what needs to get done gets done on time. Successful Accumulators are happy to remain down-to-earth, holding the kite strings while others fly high.
To find out more about Wealth Dynamics click here http://bit.ly/2FlUBiC

Kevin and Sally now run a very successful property investment business and are hosts of the Devon Property Investors Network ( pin ) meeting. https://propertyinvestorsnetwork.co.uk/meetings/devon/

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Who are the team behind Fiveway Apartments?

 

Meet our Numbers Controller

Every successful business needs to understand and control the numbers. It is even more important in the hospitality business when you are in a seasonal business to have tight control. This is why Bernadette is on the team our Lord of the numbers and the detail.

Past Career

Bernadette has built a number of businesses in IT and property over the past 20 years. With a passion for detail she is very capable of driving the growth of a business. Over the past 10 years Bernadette focused on building a successful property portfolio across England and Wales specialising in providing high end accommodation for professional sharers. Now, building on this success and experience, Bernadette has diversified into Serviced Accommodation and Commercial to Residential Developments
Running her own businesses has given Bernadette a great sense of freedom. “It is an amazing feeling to be able to work when and where you want. Importantly, it gave me the time and flexibility to spend time with my daughter as she goes through her teenage years”.
Living in the stunning Brecon Beacons Bernadette, with husband Ian and two dogs, loves walking and experiencing the mountains and scenery, whatever the time of year!

Right people, right roles

A successful coach and mentor, Bernadette is passionate about helping others to succeed in their property journey in an ever changing and challenging environment.
To ensure we have the right people in the right roles we use Wealth Dynamics to profile our key members. Bernadette is a Lord. Lords are rarely seen.
They are often in control of natural resources and man made structures. They act slowly and certainly, which frustrates many around them.
Lords love the detail, and are renowned for their thrift
Introvert Lords value numbers over people
Lords don’t have time for politics or niceties. They would rather deal with simple legwork than fancy footwork.
Lords love certainty and hate risk
To find out more about Wealth Dynamics click here http://bit.ly/2FlUBiC

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Who are the team behind Fiveway Apartments

We are always looking to improve

Every successful business must continually improve if they are to stay in business. At Fiveway we do not just want to stay in business we want to be the go to place you choose to stay if you are looking for a short break in U.K.
Ian is our Continuous Improvement Guru. He constantly reviews our guests feedback and implements improvements wherever possible.
Ian has been a property investor and coach for over 10 years. He lives with his family and 2 dogs in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales.

Past career

Prior to property Ian had a successful career in corporate IT working for many of the blue chip IT companies where he gained experience in many large, complex global infrastructure projects. Through this work he acquired some key business skills in people, project and problem management that he has been able to transfer to the world of property and hospitality.
With a portfolio across the UK, Ian has gained experience of various environments and their specific needs. Over the past few years Ian has been focused on the South Wales market where he has become an expert in shared housing (HMO’s) and built a successful portfolio. More recently Ian has moved onto other strategies including Serviced Accommodation and Commercial to Residential conversions.
Ian has a particular interest in personal development and mindset and is a supporter of the theory that most people’s challenges lie with mindset rather than knowledge.

Right people in the right roles

To ensure we have the right people in the right roles we use Wealth Dynamics to profile our key members. Ian is a Mechanic. A mechanic has the ability to control and manage people
This is without necessarily having any charismatic leadership qualities. Mechanics endure and tend to rely on duplication and replication, and love to challenge the status quo.

Mechanics may get caught up in the detail
This can be at the expense of the big picture

Mechanics are great at finishing things
They are perfectionists, which is why they cannot resist finding ways to do things better.
They get hands-on with their systems and prefer to study how to improve things with their hands dirty. As a result, they have little interest in impressing with or indulging in their appearance.

Most Mechanics have companies with better systems than their competitors
However, they have not leveraged these systems with stronger products produced by others, or their business is limited by their autocratic management style and high staff turnover.

Successful mechanics remain hands-on
They continue fine-tuning their systems long after they have delegated many other areas of their business. This is where they see the greatest results, and where they gain the most satisfaction.
To find out more about Wealth Dynamics click here http://bit.ly/2FlUBiC

 

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Who are the team behind Fiveway Apartments?

We are publishing a series of articles which answer questions we have been asked by guests over the last year. Here is the second one.

Who are the team behind Fiveway Apartments?

Sally your Customer Advocate
The person you are most likely to have contact with is Sally.

Customer Advocate

Sally is our customer advocate. She runs our operation to ensure you have the best possible experience when you stay with us. Sally is passionate about bringing improvements and investments to Tor Bay. She is an active member of the Paignton Chamber of Commerce . She hosts the Late Breakfast Networking group in Paignton and attends many other local networking groups.
Sally has a passion for helping people to get the most out of themselves, both in business and life. Sally has over 15 years in sales, mainly, travel and property. She has managed teams in large organisations. She also had a successful career in teaching in which mentoring and coaching colleagues was a key  part of her managerial post.

When Sally is not ensuring the operation is running as smoothly as possible, she is winning awards from the Property Investors Network. the Lynda Reddington Award for Bring Out The Best In Others.

Values

Values are a key part of what we do at Fiveway Apartments and Sally’s key values are honesty, freedom , fun and make a difference.

Right People In The Right Roles

To ensure we have the right people in the right roles we use Wealth Dynamics to profile our key members. Sally is a Deal Maker. Dealmakers are naturally great communicators, influencers and negotiators
They have a great sense of timing. They may not understand their limits or how to best capitalise on their unique abilities, and may not believe deal making to be a credible way to build wealth.

To find out more about Wealth Dynamics click here http://bit.ly/2FlUBiC

Kevin and Sally now run a very successful property investment business and are hosts of the Devon Property Investors Network ( pin ) meeting., www.pinmeeting.co.uk.devon

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What can you expect when you stay at Fiveway Apartments?

We are publishing a series of articles which answer questions we have been asked by guests over the last year. Here is the first one.

What type of accommodation are we and is it right for me?

Are we a self-catering offering, a self-service offering or serviced accommodation?

Bed and breakfast or hotel ?

You hear all these terms banded around these days, what do they mean? We cater for the independent traveller. If you want to be greeted by a reception and have someone on call 24 hours a day, we are not for you. If you want to arrive, let yourself in and relax with the minimal of fuss then check us out. In a bright modern apartment with secure fast Wi-Fi and a smart TV you can chill out. You might even have booked an apartment with awesome views across the bay. We provided all high quality bedding and towels. We ask that you don’t take the towels to the beach as we have very red sand which is extremely difficult to get out of white fluffy towels !

If you are not on site what happens if something goes wrong ?

That said if you do have a problem, which occasionally can happen, we are a telephone call away and can usually be on site within minutes to resolve any issues. We have CCTV to constantly monitor the public areas of the building for your safety.

We welcome guests who advise us of anything that does not meet their expectations while they are staying with us. This allows us to put it right while you are there, if possible. Guests who tell us of an issue after they have left do not give us the opportunity to rectify any issues. Things will go wrong. We are human and we employ humans to carry out the many tasks that it takes to provide our very high standards. Until we get to the point of having our operation run by AI enabled robots that have been fully tested, we will make mistakes but constantly work to minimise errors. Please help us to fix and issues you discover.

What about the beds ?

Our guests tell us the most important element of any stay is the bed. Because of this feedback we have UK standard double beds in all our apartments which are firm. Firm is not to everyone’s taste, but it has been proven that they do give you the best night’s sleep. For the third and fourth guests we provide a sofa bed. These, by the very definition, are not as comfy or as wide as a normal bed.

We have a micro climate in the English Rivera so  when it gets hot, we provide fans in the apartments. If you like to travel light we provide hairdryers . You will find a fully equipped kitchens if you choose to cook for your self rather than sample any of the restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

We hope this article has helped you decide if we are the right place for you to spend a relaxing short stay with us on the English Rivera.

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Green Tourism

 

Reducing plastic waste is a popular topic these days and one that is close to our hearts at Fiveway Apartments. Our first step was to support local groups, Living Coasts & Paignton Zoo but we also support The Marine Conservation Society
It’s one thing though to give passive support to these organisations so we have now started to look at what we can do as a company to be more proactive.
We now have a stated goal of reducing the amount of single use plastic we consume. Now we know we aren’t going to be able to do it all overnight but there are changes we can implement swiftly. But it’s not just about making changes to plastics they also have to be cost neutral so that we have to be creative in the way we solve problems!
We are also looking at better sourcing of other consumables like for instance providing Devon Tea, reducing the amount of travel miles.
On our own we can’t change the world but we believe that we have a responsibility to at least do our bit and if we can inspire our guests and suppliers to do the same then that impact will be increased.
If you have any great ideas on how we could implement change then please do share your thoughts with us.

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