Paul Merrick | Professional Property Investor, Entrepreneur, Trainer & Mentor
Paul bought his first property for a few hundred pounds and now owns a portfolio worth seven-figures. His passive income from his property portfolio means he no longer needs to work but he continues to do so because he loves property, and he loves sharing the expertise he has garnered during his years in the property industry.
A serial entrepreneur, he established his first property company, Braidcrest Ltd, in 1998 and now runs a number of successful property businesses with a mixed portfolio of commercial, retail, industrial, residential and greenbelt.Paul firmly believes that people are the most important aspect of establishing a successful property business and that it is essential to establish a team of property professionals who share your vision, support your expansion and have the expertise to enable you to grow.
Paul’s passions are property, business, personal development and education. Consequently, he has provided coaching and mentoring services to a wide range of end users from school pupils to national charities. He is in regular demand as a keynote speaker and mentor.
Following his key principles of investing in people; processes and property, Paul has built close relationships with Local Authorities; small businesses and large corporates. His consultancy services are much in demand and he has worked with the Scottish Executive; Glasgow City Council; Clyde Gateway; Tesco, Calor Gas and Carillion.
Applying his knowledge and training in personal development, he firmly believes that mentoring should start by looking at the individual, identifying wants and needs before moving on to consider the best property tools and techniques to achieve your goals. He believes in continuous personal and professional development and enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise to help others fulfill their true potential.
Louise Nicholson, Professional Property Investor, Mentor
Louise’s corporate background is in I.T. where she worked as a network engineer and project manager for near on 18 years.
Having been plagued with M.E. (chronic fatigue syndrome) throughout her life and understanding the profound effect of diet and lifestyle on this condition, Louise also went to university to undertake 4 years of further study to become a qualified nutritional therapist.
Following this, Louise founded NutriProVita (“Nutrition For Life”) because, rather than dwell on the negatives of years of ill-health; she wanted to make positive use of her experiences in order to offer a lifeline to others in a similar situation not knowing which way to turn.
Unfortunately, at 40 years old, a series of stressful events triggered a major relapse of M.E. leaving Louise debilitated and unable to work over 4 years.
With exhausted funds having been unable to work for such a long period of time, Louise began her property journey with the sole purpose of survival.
Making the conscious decision to start very tentatively in the Midlands, Louise sourced two BTL properties in quick succession off the back of a leafleting campaign and working closely with Estate Agents in the area. The learning curve was tremendous and she has not looked back. Louise now has a multi-million pound portfolio and majors on working with joint venture partners, turning properties in her local area in Hampshire, into HMO’s (Houses in Multiple Occupation).
Louise’s mission statement is to ensure simple & lucrative property investments that will provide a healthy financial return to joint venture partners and LB Property Partners alike. She aims to cement longstanding and trusted relationships with her business partners.
Louise’s key objectives are to inspire & energise others to take action and transform their lives through healthy living, financial awareness, personal development & growth.
Ian Bunday | Professional Investor, Property Developer, Mentor
Ian is a professional investor and developer who has been investing in property since August 2000. He has accumulated a large property portfolio in different areas of the UK via a range of investment and development strategies. His areas of expertise include Buy to Let, HMO , serviced accommodation, short-term lets and development of converted and new build property.
He has also completed various property training courses with a well-known property training organisation. Prior to embarking on a career in property, he reached management level in Education and has substantial experience in Training and Mentorship.