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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 the business has grown from strength to strength. The combined experience of the staff approaches 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. The sales offering includes free valuations, high visibility advertising , matched email mailings to our large data base of potential buyers. Every lead is followed through, including professionally escorted viewings and regular feedback and reviews with vendors. Selling your property effectively and efficiently is so much more than an advertisement on Rightmove. For landlords we recognise that every landlord has different requirements. From a simple tenant find to possibly the best fully managed service available - we demonstrate that maximising the return on your investment is so much more than a competitive management fee.

With a Wealth of local knowledge and expertise look no further choose…Platinum Properties.

Meet the Team

Tim Shinners – Director

Having gained a degree in property management, Tim became one of the youngest ever valuers at the age of 21. Continuing the academic side of property with RICS qualifications in 2001. But nothing beats hands on experience - particularly during the fast changing world of property in the last decade. -the Internet and the crash changed everything. Tim's fast moving career, single office, National , International agencies before setting up Platinum Properties in 2007.

Tim's entrepreneurial skill- rather than the typical corporate mould helps to keep the edge against other agencies, taking the best from all of his experiences - with a tenacious yet relaxed style.

Chris Baron – Director

A founding member of Platinum Properties, Chris has worked within the industry for nearly a decade, dealing with many aspects of the Estate Agency world.

With a background in blue chip retail management, Chris' back to the shop floor and hands on approach helps minimise maintenance costs for landlords whilst simultaneously providing a better standard of accommodation and maximising yields.

"I’ve always been a people’s person and value high service levels as being critical to my customers, be it a landlord or a tenant"

Karen Currie – Office Manager

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.

"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"

Steve Laycock - Director

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.

Platinum properties made such a positive impact on Steve's property portfolio he wanted to become a part of it, which he did in 2014.

Steve's aims include strengthening the business from the customer perspective, ensuring that the business is a leader in best practice in all areas of its business operations.