Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), has been voted Executive Director of the Year at an annual awards bash held online.

The award, which is one of nine gongs handed out yesterday to different trade organisations, is run by the UK Association, a trade body for the nation’s trade associations ranging across every sector of business activity from parking to sugar refining.

Beadle was up against two other candidates, John Newcomb of the Builders Merchant Federation, and Raisa McNab of the Association of Translation Companies.

The NRLA was also up for ‘Association of the Year’ but came second to the Incorporated Society of Musicians. It as also a finalist for the best podcast of the year.

The 16 judges praised Ben, who became the NRLA’s Chief Executive in September 2019, saying: “He clearly demonstrates engaged and active leadership of the NRLA staff and its members. He has made a great impact on the association as a whole”.

Beadle tells LandlordZONE: “I am grateful for the award and for the recognition of the work that the NRLA is doing.

“We have made significant strides since its creation, and it is heartening to see the organisation growing at all levels, giving members the support they need at such a critical time.”

In April last year, just before Covid struck in earnest,  the NRLA was created by two former trade groups – the RLA and the NLA – joining forces.


  1. Many congratulations to Ben for his very well deserved award!

    Being a landlord himself, Ben has important insights into our sector and has really utilised social media very efffectively to extend the reach and influence of the NRLA.

    I always find Ben so knowledgeable, approachable, and open to discuss anything. I’ve known Ben for many years, and he’s always had star quality and the ability to relate to everyone he meets.

    Bravo Ben!

  2. Congratulations Ben, what a great accolade! How lucky we are to have you! Thank you for your hard work. Here’s hoping this award will bring weight to your voice when promoting the genuine concerns of landlords to deaf ears.


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