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Creating Value in UK Property Development Will Mallard Christine Janaway Mike Bristow Richard Little - EPISODE #211

My Property World with WILL MALLARD

The idea in investment is to take something and make it more valuable in the future. There are huge gaps in the property supply side and development opportunities are one way of delivering a solution to the need. The real trick is doing it in a sensible way. Ideally where there is some money made by those involved and the risk is minimised along the way. With a good result for the community that the property is located in. However making money and creation of economic value in a property development can be done the hard way or the easy way. It also involves a number of elements that include funding, planning, legals, valuation. All of these have to interact and we get a range of views on this easy to listen to podcast with some of the best in the business: Christine Janaway - a well regarded property businesswoman with skills, qualifications and experience in valuation, leasing. Michael Bristow - CEO of CrowdProperty a leading development finance lender as well as a Fintech VC investor and leader. Richard Little - a developer with an average of 67 houses completed every year for the past forty years. Listen HERE Creating Value in UK Property Development Will Mallard Christine Janaway Mike Bristow Richard Little - EPISODE #211 All the guests are available through their social media profiles. Capital is at risk in ALL property investments. As a social impact investor Will Mallard focuses on English social housing portfolios and other needs based investment opportunities, to get involved or to find out more connect with him on LinkedIn. #propertyisabusiness #ukhousingprojects #propertydeamakinguk #propertypodcastoftheday #mypropertyworldpodcast #surveyorvaluationuk  #expertpropertypodcast #riskinpropertytoday #mybestinvestmentpodcast #propertyfactsukdeal #leveragetimetobuyproperty #useyournetworktodobiggerdeals #useexpertstobuyproperty #humansinaukpropertydeal #howtobuypropertyuk #propertydevelopmentfundinguk #ukpropertydeveloperpodcastinterview #developmentriskuk #useacharteredsurveyoruk #crowdpropertyfundsdeals #yourlandpartnerrichardlittle #podcastpropertychat --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/my-property-world/message


28 May 2022

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Investing Pensions in UK Property Development Projects Will Mallard James Hadley Dorian Payne Richard Little EPISODE #163

My Property World with WILL MALLARD

This is a good one to share with either property developers OR investors thinking about property deals. Investing Pensions in UK Property Development Projects EPISODE #163 We get an investor, a pensions tax specialist and two highly active property developers to discuss funding of UK Property Development projects, how it works, what are the risks and rewards, pros and cons versus alternative options. James Hadley is a pensions tax specialist with expertise in different ways of investing pensions in property. Dorian Payne is a social housing developer and popular development educator.  Richard Little is the developer of over 3,000 completed houses over a career in house building and one of the nice guys in a tough business. Will Mallard is a social impact investor who focuses on English social housing and retirement living schemes.  #ukpropertyfrompensions #ukpropertydevelopmentfunding #propertyisabusinessuk #fundmypropertydealuk #propertyukpodcastoftheweek #bestukpropertypodcast #financingukpropertydeal  EPISODE #163--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/my-property-world/message


22 Mar 2022

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Risk of Capital in UK Property Development Projects Will Mallard Richard Little James Hadley EPISODE #153

My Property World with WILL MALLARD

Please share this with people looking to either raise or invest money in UK Property Development Projects. Risk of Capital in UK Property Development Projects is not often well discussed nor thought about enough because you really can lose all of your money.  Will Mallard interviews life-time property developer Richard Little and property investment from self directed pensions expert James Hadley in a cracking indepth chat on an important aspect of investment and development. Richard Little is chairman of development business Your Land Partner and James Hadley is founder of property investment tax advisory business Property From Pensions.  Both are regular contributors to commentary on their chosen specialist fields and welcome connections via their respective social media profiles. Will Mallard is a social impact investor who with partners focuses on English social housing portfolios and retirement living schemes.  #propertyinvestmentrisksuk #ukpropertydevelopmentcapital #whyiscapitalatriskukpropertyinvestment #toppropertyinvestmentpodcast #bestukpropertypodcast #propertydevelopmentpodcast #ukpensionsinpropertyrisks  EPISODE #153 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/my-property-world/message


8 Mar 2022

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Pre-Planning Acquisition Funding Panel Conversation Will Mallard Richard Little Christine Janaway Mike Bristow EPISODE #141

My Property World with WILL MALLARD

Pre-Planning Acquisition Funding Panel Conversation Will Mallard Richard Little Christine Janaway Mike BristowHow to fund a property deal without planning permission. Expert panel including a development finance expert (£400M loans), a developer (3000+ completions) and chartered surveyor with many years experience as a valuation expert (£2 Billion plus deals).Christine Janaway is a leading expert in property technical matters and can be contacted via LinkedIn. Richard Little is Chair of Your Land Partner and can be reached via the company website.Mike Bristow is CEO of Crowd Property and can be reached via the company website.Will Mallard is a social impact investor with partners, focused on creating valuable long-term cash-flow structures in English social housing portfolio investment deals. EPISODE #141--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/my-property-world/message


4 Feb 2022

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#81 Neurofeedback for Chronic Pain: Richard Little

Restoring Innate Health

Richard Little is a Scottish-born, New Zealand-based engineer behind the invention of game changing neuroscience technologies for paraplegics and sufferers of chronic pain. Richard’s neuroscience journey began more than 20 years ago, inspired by the aftermath of his mother suffering a stroke and his best friend Robbie Irving being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. With his engineering background, Richard embarked on a mission to invent robotic technology that could ease or even stop humanity from the huge toll and suffering.  In 2007, Richard launched REX Bionics – inventing a hands-free robotic ‘exoskeleton’ to aid rehabilitation in walking, standing and exercising for people with severe physical disabilities and mobility impairments. Its successful launch and patient use has led to compelling stories of hope, including paralyzed fathers being able to walk by their daughters’ side on their wedding day. Fast forward nearly 15 years later and today, Richard is the CEO, founder and chief engineer of Exsurgo – an innovative neuroscience company that represents a modern merging of specialties: engineers, clinicians, neuroscientists and computer scientists developing science and technology that enables a re-wiring of a damaged brain to alleviate suffering from some of the world’s biggest health problems, including a condition that’s more prevalent than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined: chronic pain. Connect with Richard: www.exsurgo.com Connect with Dr. Aaron Tressler: www.in8life.com Facebook & Instagram: @in8life --- What happened to Making Pittsburgh Healthy? Go back to episode #79 to listen to the final episode and understand why the podcast is now Restoring Innate Health! 


20 Sep 2021

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Richard Little: Clinical trial for easing chronic pain gets underway in Auckland

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Sufferers of chronic pain often experience long waits to see a specialist and can become reliant on heavy, sometimes addictive, drugs - but what if there is another way?Researchers at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) are testing just that.New Zealand-based health tech company Exsurgo has created a medical device, called Axon, which is being tested on 116 chronic pain patients across Auckland.If successful, it could be rolled out to hospitals and medical clinics across the globe by mid-next year.The helmet-like device looked like part of a video game, and in a way it was.Over the past five years, mechanical engineers have developed the helmet combining traditional neuroscience with hi-tech computer science. It allowed patients to see their own brainwaves on a tablet.Patients then engaged in neurological exercises in the form of animated games to encourage them to concentrate on brain movement.Each session took about 35 minutes and sessions were repeated four times a week in the first eight weeks.Exsurgo chief executive Richard Little said initial research showed Axon could change lives and he wanted the device to be made affordable and accessible to all New Zealanders battling chronic pain."We know many people struggle to get help. Chronic pain could cause massive issues with stress, anxiety, sleep and often patients could slip into major depression because they couldn't do the things they loved."Exsurgo chief executive Richard Little wants to make chronic pain treatment more accessible and affordable. Photo / SuppliedOne in five people lived in chronic pain worldwide, and some of those were left unable to enjoy the activities they loved or even continuing working.The crippling condition was understood to be costing New Zealand's health system up to $14.9 billion a year, according to a 2018 report.The device had already been tested on a dozen patients in the UK. Every single person in that trial received some benefit and three-quarters found a greater than 30 per cent improvement which was better than most drugs, Little said."We had a lady with a muscular spinal injury who started horse riding again, it had always been her passion and she hadn't ridden in 20 years," he said."Another woman who hadn't be able to write because she had psoriatic arthritis which causes swelling in the fingers, was finally able to."Little said not only did those patients have less pain but they had less stress and were able to sleep better.UK-based spinal specialist Nick Birch, who had worked in the field for 30 years, saidchronic pain placed a huge toll on patients and their families, and was difficult to manage.UK-based spinal specialist Nick Birch, who had worked in the field for 30 years, said chronic pain placed a huge toll on patients and their families. Photo / Supplied"The results from this trial showed that brain training may provide an easy-to-use, very-low-risk home-based solution for managing chronic pain."However, Canterbury DHB pain medicine physician John Alchin said it was really important not to "count your chickens before they hatch"."It's like expecting to win lotto when you've just paid for your ticket, results aren't in yet and it will take years."He said while he was quick to throw cold water on this research, changing neuropathways through learning and biofeedback was a good idea."This is really exciting research ... my suspicion is in 20 to 50 years' time, not five years away but decades away, you may well get non-invasive external brain stimulation through magnets like this, it's very promising research but it's a long slow process."Alchin said including a placebo controlled group was a crucial part of the research because pain was subjective.Half of the participants in the trial would receive a "sham treatment" and theconsulting clinicians wouldn't know who was and who wasn't receiving the active treatment, Little said."The design of the chr...


19 Sep 2021

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How Neurofeedback Technology is Revolutionising Chronic Pain Relief with Dr. Richard Little

Pushing The Limits

.You’ve most likely experienced pain at least once in your life. When you visit a medical doctor for pain relief, they might prescribe you painkillers. Similar to other traditional medical programs, you would find that this is passive. This is because your clinician is trained to treat the pain as a symptom rather than target the underlying cause of it. But fret not. There is a novel neuromodulatory approach that is now being developed by researchers to mitigate chronic pain. This week, Exsurgo CEO Richard Little joins us on Pushing the Limits to explain how neurofeedback technology can revolutionise how we handle chronic pain. Their device is relatively inexpensive and can drastically improve the quality of life of millions of people worldwide.  If you want to know more about how medical innovations are changing the landscape of healthcare, then this episode is for you!   Health Optimisation and Life Coaching  If you are struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world, then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity, or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, then contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again, but I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. 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Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Understand the nature of pain and how it affects the lives of those who experience it. Learn the process behind neurofeedback technology which could change how we deal with chronic pain. Discover why medical technology is the cheaper and better alternative to opioid pills when it comes to chronic pain relief. Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Harness the power of NAD and NMN for anti-aging and longevity with NMN Bio.  Exsurgo Dr Peter Diamandis' books: The Future is Faster Than You Think Abundance Episode Highlights [05:18] How Richard’s Story Started He is an engineer and not a clinician by profession but got inspired by his personal history to help people in the medical field. Their core mission is to make life easier for patients and clinicians while getting a better result and saving money. Currently, they are in the field of neuroscience. Their products can relieve chronic pain as effectively as prescription drugs but without side effects. [07:27] How the Neurofeedback Device Works Exsurgo specialises in a neurofeedback device that trains the brain not to respond to pain impulses. It was made through the concept of neuroplasticity––the trainability of the brain and its signalling patterns. This device measures electrical activity in the brain related to pain. When connected to a wireless device, these signals are transmitted to a game that rewards you whenever your pain signals go down.  This technology can hopefully be able to counteract the opioid crisis and the drawbacks of pain pills. [14:46] Chronic Pain is a Negative Feedback Loop Pain can cause difficulties in getting quality sleep, which in turn causes anxiety and negative moods. The torture of chronic pain extends to other aspects of patients’ lives.  Richard's company has found that a biochemical and electrical change in the brain also results in positive physical changes. Listen to the full episode to learn the story of a school headmistress who reduced her chronic pain and finger inflammation with Exsurgo’s help!  They are in the process of pushing the boundaries of what current technology can do, as research on chronic pain and inflammation are still lacking. [19:53] Behind Richard’s Innovations Richard's mother had a shocking and sudden stroke. Exurgo initially aimed to handle stroke rehabilitation. Eventually, they pivoted to chronic pain as it was the most significant issue the industry faced at the time. His friend had multiple sclerosis, which affected his ability to walk. So, they set out to build a robotic leg and exoskeleton to help patients' mobility. Over time, many doctors have asked for Richard’s help to build medical devices for their patients. Due to advancements in medical technology, patients’ expectations of health care have increased. However, these innovations typically cost thousands of dollars. [26:49] Exsurgo’s Mission Richard aims to build devices to help both patients and clinicians while remaining relatively inexpensive.  They also use gamification to make their treatment options more appealing to the public. They offer a subscription model for their products so that patients can do their rehab at home. [34:48] Learning About Pain Pain diagnosis is still largely unscientific and arbitrary. However, technology is developing at such a rapid rate. We will soon be able to predict who will experience pain after surgery. We will be able to relieve pain before it happens using neurofeedback. Richard’s company is looking into anxiety, depression, and concussions. Tune in to the full episode to know more about how they plan to apply their research on concussions! [38:59] The Disconnect Between Tech Projects and Medicine The medical technology field is heavily regulated. It costs millions to get products out to the market, making people hesitant to invest in them. Most technologies still fail, so having a burning passion for helping patients is necessary if you want to survive in the field. Shareholder alignment is crucial when it comes to funding medical innovations. [45:50] The Opiate Crisis Due to the opiate crisis, pharmaceutical companies are now recognising that they need to do something different. This issue needs the joint efforts of the private sector and the government to be resolved.  [47:18] Getting their Device to Market  They are currently in clinical trials, which are the value of a company. Exsurgo hopes to launch the product sometime early next year and make it as affordable as possible. They were surprised by the number of people with chronic pain hoping to get a hold of their product. So, they are aiming to keep up on the production side.  Richard shares that he made many mistakes and rode the ups and downs before getting to this point. A crucial piece of his current success is choosing and working with the right investors and clinicians.  [1:00:14] The Technology Behind their Work Brain-computer interfaces are all about understanding the patterns and applying them to solve various medical issues. Every time someone uses their device, they get millions of lines of data. The more data they gather, the more they can improve their technology.  Listen to the full episode to learn exactly how the product works and what the whole team does to develop it! 7 Powerful Quotes from This Episode ‘Our kind of basic mission is to make life easier for clinicians and patients while getting a better result and saving money. If we can do those things, then we've done something fantastic.’ ‘If I can make the clinicians' life easier, and the patient's life easier to fit into both of their workflows, their daily life, while getting a good result and saving money, then we have something that would be worth doing.’ 'We all know what it's like when you have exercises to do by the doctor or the physio, we don't want to do them, you know, so gamification actually really helps with that.' ‘It'd be easier to give up than it would be to keep going, I'm sure in a lot of the things that you do. It's that passion, and it's a drive, and it's that connection to the patients, once you see it, you can't unsee it.’ ‘Make lots of mistakes. Keep trying. You don't start off on that journey. I wasn't sitting on an oil rig one day, and I knew I'm going to build some medical device companies.’ 'The patients are too important. I couldn't live with myself if I gave up on this journey because patients are going to suffer.’ ‘There's a brilliant team behind all of this, you know, there's so many specialties and so many different things. They're all driven by that same passion to actually help people at the end of the day, and it will affect millions, 10s of millions of people's lives over the next coming years.’ About Richard Richard Little is an innovator, entrepreneur, engineer, and roboticist. He is the CEO of Exsurgo, a neurofeedback company. They are developing a cutting-edge device that could revolutionise the way we deal with chronic pain and improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. He has held different directorships and C-level positions in engineering, military, and medical businesses. One of these is Rex Bionics, where they developed an exoskeleton that could provide mobility to wheelchair-bound patients. If you want to learn more about Richard and his work in the medical technology space, visit his company website.  Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can learn more about the future of pain relief. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa The information contained in this show is not medical advice it is for educational purposes only and the opinions of guests are not the views of the show. Please seed your own medical advice from a registered medical professional.

1hr 9mins

16 Sep 2021

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#89: Richard Little - Thinking Your Pain Away

My Home Vitality

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1hr 39mins

13 Sep 2021

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#528 Biology, Technology & Pain - Richard Little

The You Project

Could there being a technological solution to one of our biggest biological problems (pain)? Richard Little says yes. He is a multi-award-winning inventor and engineer with numerous patents to his name, who, together with team at Exsurgo, is leading the way in developing engineered products which ease human suffering and enhance human potential. Their game-changing technology is being developed to reframe the way the world manages certain components of health and wellbeing. From pain and depression to stroke recovery, migraine, ADHD, PTSD, spinal injuries and brain injuries – the possibilities of its application are immeasurable. Richard is on a mission to transform the way the world treats neurological problems with effective, accessible and non-pharmaceutical solutions which harness the latest in science, technology, engineering and big data. Of course I found this chat fascinating. Enjoy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


10 Aug 2021

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EP185 Thought-Controlled Prosthetics & AI For Chronic Pain Management | Richard Little

Roll With The Punches

Well isn’t this yet another incredibly fascinating conversation that blew my socks off.. Richard Little, is a multi-award winning inventor and engineer who’s attention now revolves around innovative neuro technology… seriously, what even is that huh… it’s where tech & human thought meets.. it’s seriously incredible. We talk about the thought controlled robotic devices Richard invented, neuro technology that is replacing pharmaceutical drugs for chronic pain management and a whole heap of AI and neurological advancements. Buckle up kids, I think we are in the future…  EPISODE SPONSOR | SAFIE Personal Safety App Website: www.safie.com.au TIFFANEE COOK  Linktree: linktr.ee/rollwiththepunches Website: www.rollwiththepunches.com.au LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tiffaneecook/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/rollwiththepunchespodcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/rollwiththepunches_podcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/tiffaneeandcoSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


1 Aug 2021