Djrez - I shall do that next time - thanks.
I have applied for AMEX 4 times in the previous 8 years however only just got in. Our scoring system works really different here - noone knows what their number is. In the case of AMEX previously I was getting rejected because my "internal score was not high enough".
One method that people do use is lowering limits on existing credit cards before applying for new ones so that high limits do not go against them if their income is mid range and that is what I did this time and it worked.
Now to start working towards the platinum charge ha ha !!
It's so nice to have member since 2012 on my card given how many days are left in the year.