Life and Lettings - The journey begins

Life and Lettings - The journey begins

Meet the team - the journey begins

Bonjour, Hola, Ciao, Hallo, Hi! 

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Josie and i am part of the lettings agency with a difference.......drum roll please........Martin & Co Shrewsbury! 

I will tell you a little bit about us........we are a family run business, but being part of a National Brand, Martin & Co, means we have a fabulous support network from over 200 offices around the UK!

We have access to the most popular online property portals, we recognise the importance of marketing to attract quality tenants, so we promote your property to the widest possible audience.

We list your property on our website, which receives peaks in excess of 13,000 visitors a day, as well as on all the well-known property portals. So......that's a little bit of information about how great the company is, now let me introduce the team here at Martin & Co Shrewsbury! 

Tracie and Simon (Directors)

Tracie and Simon opened Martin & Co Shrewsbury in January 2009 and have since built a reputation throughout Shropshire for their first class customer service and personal approach to lettings. 

Simon was in the armed forces (parachute regiment) for over 20 years before moving into property, and Tracie has worked in all aspects of property, from Sales, Lettings and property management for the last 12 years. A bit of a dream team wouldn't you say?

Well, our Landlords and Tenants certainly seem to think so, this was confirmed in 2012 when Martin & Co Shrewsbury was voted the best letting agents in the West Midlands (as voted for by our Landlords). 



Simon: "Have you been singing again.....because it's raining outside!"

Favorite Food: Curry
Favorite Movie: The Da Vinci Code

Tracie: "Snowmen are people with feelings"

Favorite Food: Italian (Pasta)
Favorite Movie: What Lies Beneath

These two bubbly characters make a dream team with their friendly personalities, open nature and dedicated, professional work ethic (as i write this Simon is playing sweet home Alabama on you tube behind me), what a recipe for success! Oh, and did i mention we are all very animal the other (slightly more hairy) members of the Martin & Co Shrewsbury team:

Clark (or Dobey) &                                                                                                              Ruby


I suppose i had better introduce myself to all of you loyal followers (eternally optimistic), as i said at the beginning, my name is Josie, i joined Martin & Co Shrewsbury 5 weeks ago as a Lettings Negotiator and i can honestly say, i love my job! 


My background is a real mixture, i gained a degree in events and venue management in 2009, i then worked in property management (which is where i first met the lovely Tracie). I moved to Zambia in 2010 to work as a Lodge manager in a small, very remote bush camp and ended up staying in Africa for almost 3 years, working in Lodge management and Marketing for an advertising company. I said goodbye to Zambia in 2013 and went to work in the Alps (France) as a customer service officer. Now i am back in the beautiful town of Shrewsbury and thoroughly enjoying every aspect of working with Tracie and Simon in an industry i love. 

Josie: "Life's too short......"

Favorite Food: Thai
Favorite Movie: The Godfather Part 1

And there we have it, an introduction to Shropshire's number 1 letting agency, you've read the history, you've met the team, and now it's time to say goodbye (for today). Follow our blog for regular updates, funny anecdotes, news, events or just to catch up on what the team has been up to! We promise to entertain you along the way, as well as working hard to provide Landlords and tenants the best service for all their lettings needs. So join us every week for the latest updates.........and don't forget to pop into the office for a coffee and a chat! :-)

Daily brain teaser: "I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?"

(Answer included in the next post from Martin & Co Shrewsbury!)