Steve Bolton left school at 16 with no qualifications, made and lost his first million by the time he was 33 and then founded the world’s first property investing franchise, Platinum Property Partners. Following the system that Steve created, the Platinum franchise network have since gone on to purchase more than £300 million of property and created 7,000 affordable new rental homes.
Today Steve’s business interests include residential and commercial property, franchising, digital marketing, e-commerce, mentoring, consulting, technology and social impact investing.
Steve has no staff reporting to him, no desk in any of his company offices and he has taken at least three months holiday every year since 2004. His personal passion and mission is to “inspire, mentor and partner with high-net-worth business owners, leaders and celebrities to help them make more impact and more profit in less time.”
He is a father of four, a keen boater and fisherman and an active philanthropist. He has a personal mission to “help end homelessness.” Steve has also committed in his will to give 51% of his wealth away to charities and good causes.
Steve Bolton has a beautiful mind. He is one of my best and most trusted friends, mentors and advisors.
Kriss Akabusi MBE and World Champion Athlete
Steve is a remarkable human being, an inspirational mentor and exceptional investor.
Tanya Franks, Actress – Eastenders and Broadchurch
I trust this guy! When Steve speaks, you would be well advised to listen.
Simon Woodroffe OBE, Founder, YO! Sushi and Yotel
Steve is the first person I have ever met to successfully franchise real-estate investing. Pure genius!
Michael Gerber, The E-Myth
Steve is a true thought-leader and change-maker. He is also a great friend and mentor.
Jay Abraham, The $9.4 Billion Man
Steve Bolton is one of the leading investment experts, entrepreneurs and mentors in Europe.
Brian Tracy, Brian Tracy International
STEVE’S BRANDS & BUSINESSES
Steve has ownership stakes and influence in the following businesses and/or brands:
Bolt is the umbrella brand for the majority of Steve’s investments, businesses and philanthropic endeavours.
The Bolt Vision, Mission and Values are:
Bolt Vision: To create a world-class and world-famous organisation that aims to achieve 100% satisfaction and inspires, mentors and partners with business owners, leaders and celebrities to help them make more impact and more profit in less time.
Bolt Mission: Be More – Do More – Have More – Give More
Bolt Values: Speed, Impact, Success, Growth, Leadership, Integrity and Partnership
The mentoring arm of Bolt offers high-impact business, financial and lifestyle mentoring to high-net-worth business owners, property investors, change-makers and celebrities.
“Impact Mentoring” is a transformative mentoring programme for individuals or couples with a net worth in excess of £1 million. The focus of the programme covers wealth, health and happiness and passion, purpose and profit. Bolt mentoring is offered on an invitation only basis to no more than two new partners per month.
Free mentoring is provided via all of Steve’s social media platforms, his weekly “Mentoring Memo’s” email and via a closed but free private Facebook Group – The Bolt Network.
Bolt Capital is the financial and fund-raising arm of the business. It supports shareholders and/or Directors in reviewing and planning exit or legacy planning strategies, as well as raising investment capital to facilitate acquisitions, property purchases, company sales and/or Management Buy Outs and Management Buy Ins. Steve and his team have facilitated supported the raising of hundreds of millions in bank financing and mortgages as well as tens of millions in private investor financing.
The Bolt consulting arm provides a range of bespoke consulting services to business owners and property investors with companies generating £1m. to £100m. in annual revenue. All Bolt Consultants are successful business owners and practitioners in their own right.
A London based digital marketing company that specialises in partnering with ambitious and successful brands in the health, beauty and non-profit sector, who want to growth-hack their D2C (Direct to Consumer) revenue and generate a measurable and exponential ROI. Steve’s co-founder, Tash Courtenay-Smith, is a digital marketing thought-leader, best-selling author and independently authorised to train and speak for Facebook.
Bolt Ecommerce was a result of a Management Buy Out of Platinum Business Partners by Bolt Digital. This is a training and consulting arm of Bolt Digital that specialises in helping e-commerce brands maximise their presence and sales on the Amazon platform in the UK, Europe and USA.
The Bolt Foundation is a not-for-profit with a mission to help end homelessness. Support is also provided to a range of other organisations and causes that include but are not limited to; Peace One Day, Kings Kid Orphanage Uganda and consulting services to philanthropists. Steve also regularly speaks on a pro-bono basis at schools, colleges and universities on the topics of mentoring, personal and professional development and social entrepreneurship.
PLATINUM PROPERTY PARTNERS
Platinum Property Partners are the UK’s largest provider of high quality individual shared living homes, providing affordable accommodation for close to 7,000 key workers and working professionals in more than 1,000 properties. Steve Founded this business in 2007. Inspired by the John Lewis organisation, he realised his vision of creating a shared ownership company in 2017.
BOURNE ASSET MANAGEMENT
Steve is a major shareholder in prime commercial property assets, which include hotels, serviced offices and larger scale residential and commercial property developments.
Steve is the Founding Shareholder of the Impact Profile – a central destination for individuals wishing to measure and showcase their own social contribution and impact, thereby inspiring others to do the same. Social media for social good. Jude Law is the ambassador and the app is currently being beta-tested within the county of Oxfordshire.
‘Steve Bolton is a remarkable investor, thought-leader and entrepreneur. His numbers tell you a lot … £40 million+ in annual revenues…£300 million+ property portfolio…and thousands of raving fans! What they don’t show is that he’s achieved all this as an honest down to earth guy, a dad of four and an active philanthropist with a vision to end homelessness. If you get the chance to work with Steve, jump at it.’
Daniel Priestly, KPI, Dent Global and best selling business author
With a vision to help “end homelessness,” Steve is working with Crisis and other organisations to find innovative solutions to the UK’s growing housing crisis. He is also a life patron and former Patron’s President of Peace One Day and a long standing supporter to an orphanage in Uganda.
“Steve Bolton is one of my dearest friends, an amazing mentor and trusted adviser for Peace One Day and the Impact Profile. I can’t imagine where we would be without Steve’s incredible support, energy and can-do attitude over the last decade.”
Jeremy Gilley, Founder, Peace One Day and Pro Peace