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29 Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3EN

01206 576 999



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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 Crouch Street. Crouch 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

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


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


Michael has been in the industry for over six 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 Branch Partner.

Michael Bickmore

Branch Partner

Wivenhoe born and bred, Aaron not only has an absolute appreciation of the place in which he lives and works but he is also passionate about his community. Local sport has been a large part of Aarons commitment to his home town and he has actively been involved in sports with the local schools and the Colne football college. Advancing to play semi-professional football for Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea. Before joining the property industry, Aaron worked for the local Wivenhoe supermarket and then latterly a large corporate property company, he gained a huge understanding of the industry but most importantly, an understanding of the importance of customer care, especially when working locally. Aaron is best placed in his home town to assist and support all of our clients with their house move. Not only is his local knowledge a great asset but his personal connections demonstrate his transparency and trustworthiness when providing advice. “When you work in your home town advising friends, family and friends of friends – you can’t be anything other than completely authentic, we all need to live together.” Aaron has always had a passion for property and architecture and he has a real interest in the history of the area. His family have been residents for years and many of the properties that we sell locally, invariably have a story attached to them which Aaron can relay. What better place to develop your career, than on your own doorstep.

Aaron Wilcock

Assistant 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 Sales Consultant in just four months from starting with us – He has a very bright future indeed.

Connor Steel

Sales Consultant

Courtney took leadership of the lettings department in April 2020 after spending some 10 years at a corporate agency, having gained a plethora of knowledge in both work based experiences and countless training courses at the highest level. With the rare combination of youth, drive, determination and experience to her advantage, Courtney joins Michaels’ already highly successful brand with a view of only developing the business further and taking us to new heights. Along with our many landlords who were delighted at the announcement of her arrival, we are very excited for what the future holds under Courtney’s management.

Courtney Martin

Lettings Manager

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 Critchley

Trainee Lettings Consultant

Coming from a lettings business background, Harley is most comfortable servicing the needs of her clients and doing this with confidence and professionalism. She will ensure that the lettings process is followed to the note and her knowledge and experience provides her clients with the reassurances needed, when venturing into the world of renting a property. Harley’s success is purely down to her tenacious personality and her integrity to ensure that each transaction is seamless and problem free.

Harley Claydon

Senior Lettings Consultant

No problem is too big or too small for Laura. Highly experienced in the field of property maintenance and management, Laura has an enthusiasm for problem solving and an innate nature to deliver and resolve when required. Her humour and energy, along with years of experience, make her the ideal property manager for every landlord and tenant alike. There is nothing better than knowing your property or your home, is in safe hands.

Laura Yallop

Property Manager

Rebecca has great attention to detail with a meticulous way of working. She is in charge of making sure the collection and processing of rent is quick and our statements are laid out clearly and precisely for our landlords. Not only does Rebecca take care of our landlord payments but the processing of contractor works order and invoices for the smooth running of our property management department.

Rebecca Waterson

Accounts & Property Coordinator