For many of us the prospect of owning just one home or property can seem a bit overwhelming but for Graham Edwards, CEO of Telereal Trillium, overseeing a company that owns over 1 million square feet of real estate is just all in a day’s work (http://www.fasttrack.co.uk/company_profile/telereal-trillium/). But as if that wasn’t enough on the man’s plate, Edwards has also added numerous charities to his docket in an effort to give back to the community he loves so dearly. As you’ll see, being the head of one of England’s largest private companies is just part of the persona of Graham Edwards.
Educated at both Cambridge University and King’s College London, Graham Edwards began with the Telereal Trillium corporation during the famed merger of 2001. That original contract in 2001 covered over £2.38 billion in strategic real estate development and was the beginning of a 30-year contract that has been wildly successful so far. Since then, he has been instrumental in guiding the companies acquisition of over 8,000 properties and amassing a business portfolio that ticks over £6 billion euros. His even-handed approach to running a business has earned him praise from his peers and employees and allowed the two companies to hit the ground running after the merger.
But it is not all just business success for Mr. Edwards, he is also extremely philanthropic. He serves on the boards of many different charities including OneVoice International which works to support grassroots activists in the Israel and Palestine region. Additionally, he serves on the board of Pennies a dynamic new charity that seeks to turn regular pocket change into life changing donations for needy folks around the globe. For many businessman it seems that charity is just seen as a form of good PR, but Graham Edwards Telereal does his charity work for the right reasons — not to simply just seek out the limelight.
Commanding such a massive private company can not be easy work, but Graham Edwards has handled it with a steady and consistent approach that has won him great success in the field of business. Going forward it will be interesting to watch what other massive deals Mr. Edwards can pull off.