Rightmove Director Miles Shipside talks “disruption”

“To be better than the competition, you need to recruit better people”

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Miles Shipside is one of Rightmove’s three founding directors. He has a successful background in estate agency and is also a qualified Chartered Surveyor. As a housing market expert, he often travels the country sharing insights with estate agents and new homes, and reports monthly on the latest asking prices and property stock levels through the Rightmove House Price Index. He is a regular commentator on BBC News.

Talking on the topic of “disruptors” Miles talks about his experience of seeing Rightmove grow from a three-man band to more than 500 employees and changing the way the UK looks for property.

In this talk, Miles shares the story of Rightmove in its early days, and the strategy that eventually made it a success. He explains how personal driving forces can lead to success in business, the importance of remaining focused on what you’re good at, and choosing the right people.

Themes covered:

  • Disruption
  • Team and culture
  • Learning from the competition