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15 promotions at property consultancy Vail Williams

Posted on: 14/06/2022

Expanding property consultancy Vail Williams has elected a new LLP member and made 14 other senior promotions as business demand drives strategic growth.

This follows the 169-staff firm – the largest it has ever been – relocating three of its 10 regional offices to new premises in the last six months, including Bournemouth, as well as reporting end-of-financial year continued growth and increasing turnover.

Matt Cureton (agency) surveyor and Sara Williams (property asset management) associate are the promotions for the South Coast.

Danny George, Vail Williams’ Gatwick Regional Managing Partner and national business rates consultancy lead, has become the firm’s 16th LLP member.

Managing Partner, Matthew Samuel-Camps, pictured, said: “The promotions across our business recognise outstanding personal contributions to our business growth and individual and team self-development, as well as new responsibilities.

“We have recruited 32 new members of staff in the last 12 months, are about to embark on a new three-year business plan and our shareholders have backed the board to deliver further growth so we expect to continue to recruit.

“We have just closed our financial year and the figures are still being crunched, but I can say that we have grown significantly, achieved an excellent turnover and are on an upward trajectory, which reflects the investment that the business continues to make in people and our premises and the loyalty of our clients.”

The end of financial year promotions come after Vail Williams relocated its Bournemouth, Thames Valley and London offices.

Vail Williams, a Dorset Chamber member, merged with Cowling & West in March 2021 to form the company’s Bournemouth office which is now located in an established commercial area at Everdene House, Wessex Fields, off Castle Lane.

Matthew added: “We have exceeded our initial objectives and continue to invest in the team, which has doubled in 15 months. It was a key strategic decision to continue to grow our South Coast business and this is the right platform.

“The new offices not only reinforce our commitment to the area but are more reflective of Vail Williams and provide the working environment we want for our staff, clients and visitors. We are really pleased to have been made to feel welcome in the BCP business community.”

In the latest addition to the team in Bournemouth, Ben Duly, previously with Goadsby Commercial, has been appointed a senior surveyor.

Speaking generally, Matthew said: “We know there are short and long-term challenges ahead, not least inflation and strong concerns over the robustness of the economy, but with those challenges come opportunities.

“Our modus operandi has always been to grow in a sustainable manner. We remain very confident around our own ability – we grew through the pandemic as a firm – and I am sure we will be able to weather any short-term storm.

“Longer term there are so many changes in the marketplace, driven by trends accelerated by the pandemic that have a significant impact on businesses’ property needs. It is that significant disruption to this marketplace which creates opportunity.”

Matthew said the industrial market continued to be subject to very high levels of occupier demand, particularly for last-mile delivery and greater inventory requirements, while supply remained constricted.

The office market was facing constant changes around the flight to quality with businesses acknowledging the need to provide a high-quality working environment to attract and retain the top young talent.

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