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About Us

We run courses and mentorships for Business Owners and courses for Property Investors

Business Owners

We teach you how to build and run a successful business.

Over 80% of new businesses fail and many established businesses struggle to achieve better profits and higher growth. The reasons for this are as follows:

  • Entrepreneurs lack sufficient business skills.
  • Entrepreneurs lack business financial skills to protect their business.
  • Entrepreneurs have difficulty accessing any training.
  • Colleges and University courses are inadequate for real life business.

The problem entrepreneurs have, is that the skills required to run a business cannot be found in a university course and the courses that are out there only concentrate on one small area of business.

You can only learn the skills required from successful entrepreneurs who have proved that they have been there, done it and still doing it.

Our Solution

You will receive real-life refurbishment training from a trainer who has spent a lifetime in construction and is an RICS Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Builder. This will complete your property training and professionalise your ability to refurbish any building and protect you financially from disputes with builders. 

We have over 30 years of building business that are still successful today. We give Entrepreneurs Real-Life Business Skills based on a lifetime in Business. Our training will seriously fast-track your business skills and includes how to:

  • Design your business.
  • How to Start and grow your business.
  • Protect your business.
  • Master personal development techniques.
  • Become a master-manager of people.
  • Understand the essential financials.
  • Invest in appreciating assets.
  • Become financially free through passive income.

How We Deliver Training

We deliver our training through:

  • Training workshops and seminars
  • Mentorships
  • Social media material such as YouTube.

Also through our Hierarchy of Freedom ™ Model.

The Hierarchy of Freedom

There is a hierarchy of the knowledge you need to build a business and then to become financially free. We teach our training through this model which is designed to chunk down skills into manageable sections:

Our Mission

To teach you how to build and run a successful business.

Property Investors

Many newbie and experienced property investors report working with builders as the most stressful part of the whole property process.

No wonder, so many investors work in an ad-hoc way with verbal agreements which lead to costly, he said, she said disputes later down the line.

The reasons for this are as follows:

  • Inadequate understanding of the refurbishment process.
  • Inadequate training.

 The problem property investors have is that the existing property training are taught by property investors, who have never been formerly trained to work with builders. This is leading to all sorts of disputes, some of which turn very nasty.

All this can be avoided with the right training.

Our Solution

We have over 30 years of experience of running a construction business and of buying property, so we know how the process works from both sides.

You will receive real-life refurbishment training from a trainer who has spent a lifetime in construction and is an RICS Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Builder. This will complete your property training and professionalise your ability to refurbish any building and protect you financially from disputes with builders.

Please check out the Professionalising the Refurbishment tab for full details.

How We Deliver Training

We deliver our training through:

  • Training workshops and seminars
  • Social media material such as YouTube.

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Our Mission

To professionalise the refurbishment process for property investors.

To protect the interests of property investors when working with builders.

Bio

Ray Spooner is an entrepreneur and Chairmen of the Carmelcrest Group of companies operating in construction and property. Ray became Managing Director at the age of 28 and built a substantial construction business, which now employs over 50 people operating from two offices in London and Cambridge.

Ray is a dedicated life-long-learner and personal development geek. He is Chartered Builder (MCIOB), Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and an NLP master practitioner. His Masters dissertation was about family-run businesses, which has come in very useful, as following many years of mentoring, Ray’s 5 sons now run the companies.

He has a great interest in Human Psychology and Biology and how this knowledge can empower business owners to better help and motivate their team.

Ray is author of 50 Skills – The Entrepreneurs Handbook. A book of 50 key skills Ray has learned in his 30 years plus in business. His current book – The Property Investors Guide to Working with Builders, will be available later this year.

Ray has a passion for helping others achieve and gives his time freely to help younger entrepreneurs. This has turned into his latest venture, Carmelcrest Education, established to teach small business owners the real-life business skills he has used to build his own successful businesses.

Ray can be reached through his assistant at steffan@carmelcrest.co.uk