Welcome to Michaels Colchester

Positioned in the heart of this historic town, our offices take prime location in an elegant and beautifully restored early Victorian property, which sits on the prestigious Head Street. Head Street has for many years been awarded the accolade of being the ‘Little Hamptons’, the road is full of quaint and bespoke shops, adorable eateries and of course a great Property Consultants! Since opening our doors to business in March 2013, we have taken the town and surrounding area by storm. All staff are local to the area and they have a great understanding and insight into the local market conditions. All of our team have worked in property, within the town for many years and unlike any other agent, Michaels really does have brand loyalty. “There is nothing more rewarding than a potential customer asking us if we can provide them with the same service as we gave to their friend. I can’t tell you how passionate we are about Customer Care. That comment makes me happy.” Said Mike, one of the Company Directors. The whole ethos and ethic of the team is to advise, assist and guide clients through the process and to do this as seamlessly as possible. We think that our working environment and our staff, need to mirror our professional standards. We are working from a beautiful office building, in the best position in town and we have trustworthy and professional staff to support us.

Meet the Colchester Team

Michael's career in agency began at the tender age of just 16. Just two years later Michael became the manager of a highly reputable estate agents in Braintree before moving his career focus toward the Colchester market where he was an award winning senior manager for one of the country's largest independent agents for over 7 years. Michael has worked through all kinds of markets, good and bad and therefore has a huge amount of experience and knowledge in valuing and selling property in all market conditions.

Michael Simpson

Co-Founder & CEO

Born and raised in Colchester, Mike’s local knowledge is unparalleled. He has worked as an agent in the town for over ten years, building an exceptional reputation for himself with his professional, tenacious and friendly approach to his job. Working his way from a trainee to local partner in one of the country’s largest estate agency groups, he has unrivalled experience in the busiest of market places whilst upholding excellent standards of personal customer service.

Mike Rayner

Co-Founder & CEO

Michael has been in the industry for over seven years now and has gained an exceptional reputation for himself with his enthusiastic, tenacious and friendly manner with clients. Michael is punctual, organised and always on hand to provide customers with the excellent customer service standards that we pride ourselves on. Michael has been with us since the beginning and his hard work and success has lead to his recent promotion to Local Director.

Michael Bickmore

Local Director

Cameron is a true gentleman and has an apparent care for every client’s needs. Trustworthy, polite, and personable are simply three attributes that Cameron prides himself in. With a wealth of unrivalled experience, Cameron has previously worked at both independent and corporate agents in the North Essex region, and this combined brings excellent knowledge - allowing the team in which he manages to excel in their day-to-day workings. Shining above his local competitors, Cameron values for our flagship Colchester branch, receiving our clients trusted instructions to market their homes daily. His goal is to continuously achieve the best possible price for his clients, whilst always acting in a transparent and professional way. Cameron also prides himself in exceptional presentation of property details, as he believes attention to detail is key. Ensuring his team perform like clockwork, he fulfils his role as Branch Manager exceptionally.

Cameron Pitts

Branch Manager

Entirely homegrown, Connor began his career in the property industry within our firm in 2017 and has truly excelled ever since. We have received nothing but positive feedback from our client base, whether it be from prospective buyers on accompanied viewings or vendors receiving his daily feedback calls. Connor's organisation, along with his quite remarkable determination to succeed have proved key factors in his promotion from a trainee to Assistant Branch Manager in just 3 years.

Connor Steele

Assistant Branch Manager

Amanda is the engine room of the office, her organisation skills ensure that the day to day running of the branch is smooth and assists us greatly in upholding our high standards at all times. Amanda has a great deal of experience in property, administration and interior design and this reflects brilliantly on her work.

Amanda Lock

Company Secretary

Joshua grew up in Colchester and moved to London in his late teens where he began his career in estate agency, gaining unrivalled experience in the industry and in the fastest paced market in the country. Joshua has recently returned to his roots and joined us as our Senior Sales Consultant, and his superbly calm, genuine and professional manner is a true breath of fresh air for our clients and staff alike. Joshua is already setting records with sales figures and has a profound ability to match people with property, at times it would seem when they least expect it.

Joshua Undrill

Senior Sales Consultant

Ella joins the Lettings Division eager to learn and succeed in this dynamic area of our business. Her natural empathy and patience is ideal for this fast pace and competitive industry, particularly when dealing with clients who are new to the rental market, with all of its legislation and conditions. Ella brings a calm reassurance and a precision in her work.

Ella Cricthley

Sales Consultant

Louis has recently joined us here in Colchester as a trainee and has quite frankly blown us all away with his enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism for such a young man. Loui's day to day responsibilities include viewing appointments, where from the get go we received numerous calls and emails of thanks from clients down to the superb way in which Louis conducts himself. Louis has a very promising future indeed.

Louis Harris

Trainee Sales Consultant

Jo originally joined the company as a part time Customer Relations Manager in the Wivenhoe branch, however it was quickly noticed that her organisation skills, her fantastic way with people and ability to solve any problem meant that she was destined for the Sales Progressor role in here in Colchester. Jo is remarkably dedicated to helping customers through what is renowned as the most stressful part of the moving process and ensures that all of our clients receive the highest level of service and excellent communication at all times. From the moment a sale/purchase is agreed, right up to the day keys are handed over Jo is there for buyers and sellers alike every step of the way. A key member of the team and one we are very lucky to have.

Jo Saunders

Sales Progressor

Sarah has been in the industry for over 20 years and has worked in a huge variety of roles, from managing single offices to overseeing entire regions for one of the Country's largest independent Estate Agencies. There is no aspect of the job or the selling/buying/letting process that Sarah hasn't dealt with, making her the perfect point of contact here in the office, employed solely to provide our clients with updates and advice on the marketing of their home. Sarah's knowledge enables her to give the best possible advice at any given time when providing the necessary feedback that our customers need. If you are an existing client, or an individual looking to move and would like some impartial advice on the process please do not hesitate to give Sarah a call or click here to email her directly.

Sarah Scott

Customer Relations Manager

Rhys has joined the Michaels team as Lettings Manager and has brought with him a wealth of industry knowledge, working for over 10 years in both corporate and independent backgrounds. Rhys is professional, personable and passionate and is already taking the Lettings business to new heights.

Rhys Bartlett

Lettings Manager

New to the Michaels Lettings team, Aaron’s relaxed nature belies his extensive knowledge of the Lettings industry. Possessing an exemplary work ethic, Aaron is focused on ensuring that tenants and landlords alike receive the highest standard of customer service at all times.

Aaron Leyland

Senior Property Manager

Bukola is a highly experienced property manager with fantastic organisation skills combined with a remarkably bubbly, friendly and professional demeanour. Bukola works extremely hard to ensure that our client's property portfolios are looked after with the upmost care and attention, whilst delivering a personal service like no other. An absolute joy to have in the Lettings team.

Bukola Rose

Property Manager

Organised, meticulous and thorough - Rebecca is responsible for the accounts side of the Lettings business and ensures that all of our landlords are receive their rental income in a smooth, timely fashion. With a bubbly personality to match her methodical approach, Rebecca is the perfect individual to handle rental queries and payments on behalf of both tenants and landlords alike.

Rebecca Waterson

Accounts Manager