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188 Lee Lane, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 7JE.




01204 694552

Platinum Properties - Meet the Team

Why choose Platinum Properties

Established approximately 10 years ago and under new management since 2015, the business has grown from strength to strength. The combined experience of the staff exceeds fifty years, covering one of the most dynamic periods in the UK property market and embracing the changes of the computer and internet age.

Whilst a leading sales agent, Platinum Properties also has possibly the most experienced staff in the lettings and property management business in Horwich, Blackrod and the surrounding area. The dedicated and personable staff are supported by probably the best computer systems in the industry.

  • Free, no obligation valuations
  • Market leading high quality photography
  • Stunning window displays
  • High visibility media advertising
  • Matched emails to our large data base of potential buyers
  • Escorted viewings and regular feedback and reviews with vendors

Selling or renting your property effectively and efficiently is so much more than an advertisement on Rightmove.

Meet the Team

Steve Laycock (BSC, MARLA, MAEA)

Ten years in the property business, mainly from the "customer side"- building a large portfolio of buy to let properties Steve has experienced the typical service of numerous estate agencies from the purchase / sales side and also the letting management perspective. Typically there was significant room for improvement.

Following several bad experiences Steve took things into his own hands and became part of Platinum Properties in 2014. Steve has been strengthening the business from the customer perspective, ever since - ensuring that the business is a leader in best practice in all areas of its business operation and ensuring that Platinum Properties has the most respected team in the area.

Karen Currie

Karen is approaching 10 years within the Residential Sales and Lettings industry largely specialising in Horwich and Blackrod and the surrounding areas. With a background in business studies, Karen started as office junior and has worked her way up through each role in estate agency – to become one of the most respected people in the local industry.

"I am committed to providing our customers, whether it be sales or lettings, with 100% dedication when it comes to their individual property. I am a strong believer in having a personable approach with each client and I pride myself in maintaining a pleasant working relationship with each customer, be it vendor, landlord, buyer or tenant"

Sue Crowley

Sue is approaching 30 years in residential sales, having been a co-founder of T&S Crowley, more than 25 years ago. Born and bred in the area, she has an extensive knowledge of the area, and after retiring for a couple of years decided she missed the property business and was thrilled to join Platinum Properties and the chance of meeting old clients and welcoming new ones

Alice Currie

The apprentice. Born in Horwich and lived in the town all her life, Alice became our first apprentice in 2015 and is currently studying for a Business Administration level 2 NVQ. Alice looks after the admin sides of lettings – ensuring maintenance is completed quickly and efficiently and ensuring that both tenants and landlords know exactly what is happening and course ensuring rent are up to date and forwarded to landlords promptly.

Niall Bowcock

Niall started in the property industry in 2007 and takes an active role in day to day management if the business. He ensures that not only do our landlords stay compliant with the fast changing legislation, rules and regulations but also we adopt best practice throughout the business

Platinum Properties Parrot

The Platinum Properties Parrot, joined the team in March 2017, to help promote a property in Blackrod. A rapid rise to fame resulted in over 100,000 Rightmove views within a few days. The parrot featured in many local and national newspapers, local radio and national TV.

Platinum Properties Parrot is available to support local charity events - although we should warn you his eye sight is not good which makes moving around quite difficult.

CMP Scheme

We are members of a client money protection scheme and have have client money protection insurance.

Redress Scheme

We are members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme. Part of their role is to provide fair and reasonable resolutions to disputes between members of the public and estate agents.