Property investment consultant
Michelle began her career as a mortgage adviser, opening her own brokerage in 2005 and winning several industry awards, including Top UK Broker from Barclays Bank. After building her own successful property portfolio, she was inspired to do the same for her clients, providing a bespoke property solution.
Michelle founded IMS Property Group in 2008. The group of companies offers a complete property service from lettings, to estate agency, property refurbishment, development and finance. She is recognised as one of the UK’s leading property and finance specialists, providing regular commentary for The Telegraph, Financial Times, Guardian and Daily Mail. She also has her own columns in industry magazines, such as What Mortgage.
In 2016, she appeared on the popular BBC one show, The Apprentice. After wanting to take part in the show for a number of years, Michelle was lucky enough to be selected as a candidate for Series 12. It was a truly amazing and enlightening experience and a lot tougher than even she was expecting. She learnt so much from Lord Sugar and the rest of the candidates and has used her experience to grow the IMS Property Group.
As a celebrity panellist on SKY TV’s Property Question Time and Property Elevator, Michelle can be regularly seen providing insight on the most current and relevant property issues facing the UK.
In June 2017 she took on the role of Vice President of ARLA and became a member of the Propertymark board. Michelle was also the headline keynote speaker at ‘Growing Your Own Business’ at the NEC in Birmingham, speaking about how to become a successful business entrepreneur.
Michelle loves property, but what she loves most is helping people achieve their goals, whether it be owning their own home, building a property empire, or retiring without worry. As a mother to two young children whilst running five limited companies, she champions women in business, and regularly speaks at events, giving keynote addresses and motivational speeches at some of the country’s most prestigious events, focusing on entrepreneurship and women in business.