"Thank you very much - we were both very pleased with how 86 Barnsley Rd is looking now - we stopped by so I could have a brief look around the outside after we left on Tuesday - and I'm very happy with it. Well done with managing a successful refurb!"
Warren Burgess, Director BP
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the Photo's and details of the portfolio, they have been brilliant"
Simon Baddeley, Senior Recruitment Regional Director
"The enthusiasm honesty and passion shown by Nick and his team regarding this property investment opportunity shone through"
Michael Plaza, Affiliate Business Owner
"You really have got great people there and they are so efficient and helpful it’s so nice"
David Hunt, Investor
"What stood out most was the energy level in the office - you clearly have a great team, that gave us confidence in PPB's capabilities for managing property portfolios."
Warren Burgess, Director BP
"PPB is a great investment. I have properties in the South East with lower yields and it wasn’t rocket science to look further north for better returns"
Jeff & Catherine Lawton
"The unique opportunity to buy below market value, coupled with the extensive knowledge of the team, makes me very confident in my investment."
Katherine Newman, Civil Engineer
"Investing in Portfolio Builder was an easy decision once we realised the leading returns that it delivered."
Paul and Linda Cronin, IT Executive
"When I retire the income and capital growth continues. It’s very enjoyable to create something that can run and run."
Henri and Angela Botha, Ex-Dentist
"It was easy to recognise the potential of a passive investment . We have been really happy with the service and very impressed with the team in Yorkshire"
Thomas Clarke, Business Owner and Entrepreneur
"This investment is allowing me to spend much more time with my son without worrying about having to work."
Gerard Scannell, Ex-Warehousing Director

Platinum Portfolio Builder Review – Gerard Scanell


“Investing with Platinum Portfolio Builder gives me time to spend with my son”

Investing passively with Platinum Portfolio Builder allows Gerald Scannell to spend precious time with his seven year old son Liam.

Having run an Essex based Warehousing and Delivery Company prior to Liam’s birth in 2003, Gerard is used to being a busy man. Speaking of changes to his lifestyle Gerard explains “It was a little like having my wings clipped at first, but all the time I spend with Liam is just magic” Until last year Gerard’s wife Myrtle was commuting daily to the city for her career with The Bank of England. Gerard’s working day was therefore largely dictated by taking Liam to and from nursery, school runs and increasingly regular extracurricular activities.

Like his father Liam likes to keep busy. Through clever investing Gerard can not only be there for the school runs, but enjoys the necessary flexibility to be able to take Liam to football, cricket, gymnastics, karate, to name but a few of Liam’s interests.

“Before we had Liam I was guilty of working in my business rather than on my business” Gerard explains “having to reprioritise my workload and still provide for my family’s future led me to a two day exhibition at the Excel Centre in London. I made a point of attending the full two days and listening to all the speakers; only Platinum Portfolio Builder really struck a chord with me.”
Describing himself as very active when it comes to seeking information Gerard spent eighteen months on due diligence before investing and hasn’t looked back since.

Already with three out of an eventual eight properties from two portfolios Gerard says his only regret is having not invested a few years sooner. “The bi-monthly meetings are particularly useful” says Gerard, who having let his own properties for the best part of twenty years, has found his involvement with Platinum Portfolio Builder to be a real eye opener “i’ve made mistakes along the way, but never realised how little I actually knew about investing in property until now.”

Discussing the difference between letting property and his passive investments Gerard smiles at the benefits; “as a landlord” he explains “the buck stops with you, there’s a lot of responsibility. However, with Platinum Portfolio Builder issues are often resolved before I’m even aware of them. I’m extremely happy with the managed service aspect, it goes a long way to share the load and the team’s professional knowledge really saves me a lot of time and expense.”

Impressed by the way Platinum Portfolio Builder manages growth Gerard enthuses “The business concept is excellent and the team in Yorkshire are terrific; as a company they are exceptional at keeping everyone in the loop which is crucial with any form of passive investment.”

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