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We’re delighted to say that our Managing Director Craig McRae has been chosen as a key figure of note in the most recent showcase of business heads highlighted by The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Council casts a spotlight on the work of leading business figures nationally, focussing attention on their efforts with a view to recognising their achievements.


In their most recent round-up, the Council selected Craig McRae as a spokesperson alongside other key figures, including Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Craig was chosen to comment on the challenges facing those in the property market and how difficulties can create opportunities.

Chaired by former Home Secretary and Education Secretary, Lord Blunkett, The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland brings together the most influential figures from across the country. It celebrates the hard work and achievements of the nation’s unsung leaders, while laying the ground for the next generation.

From the CEO of a multinational bank to the founder of an innovative new start-up, these are the people who take risks, create jobs and empower their colleagues.


As Leaders Council members, they are committed to a code of conduct, with its stringent emphasis on high standards and a responsibility to share knowledge with others.

Through detailed case studies, news coverage, podcasts and leadership events, the Council is able to unearth the authentic voice of British industry. The aim is to chart the challenges, pitfalls and successes of leadership in the twenty-first century.


The Council puts leadership in the spotlight and looks to allow inspirational figures, who spend so much time empowering others, to receive the recognition they deserve.


In the Council’s ‘Leaders in their Own Words’ showcase, Craig’s contribution says: ‘Since the 2008 financial crisis and since the Brexit vote, the volume of estate agency business has reduced. Independent agencies now have to compete with the larger, corporate set-ups and online agents. This is a good market, however, for a small firm like McRae’s. We see ourselves as a cottage industry. There are bigger players out there, but they can’t always tailor their approach and they don’t have our level of local knowledge or localities.’

He continued: “I’m delighted to offer my perspective on the property market and the challenges. I’ve been doing this quite a while now and experience is a great asset in difficult times. That should be a comfort to our clients.”

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