Two members of the Bristol office of real estate advisors Colliers International are among promotions that have been announced across the UK business.

Ben Batchelor-Wylam and Daniel Johnstone, both members of the Rating team covering the South West and South Wales, have been promoted to Director and Associate Director respectively.

Tim Davies, head of the Bristol office of Colliers International, said: “Rating is a key growth sector for the Bristol office of Colliers International, and I am delighted that the pivotal role Ben and Daniel have played in this has been recognised in these promotions.

“The complexities of the new business rates appeals system have resulted in unprecedented demands for professional guidance, and the expertise of our Rating team has been producing impressive results for businesses across a range of sectors.”

Ben Batchelor-Wylam studied BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management at Nottingham Trent University then started his career at a niche Mayfair-based investment firm in 2000, before moving to a partnership firm of Chartered Surveyors for three years during which he began working in Business Rates.  He joined the Colliers International rating team at their London office in 2005, and in 2008 relocated to set up the Rating team in Bristol which is now six-strong.

Daniel Johnstone joined the Bristol office of Colliers International in 2011 after graduating from Nottingham Trent University, where he had studied BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management , which included a one year placement at Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland in their Estates department. This is his third promotion since joining Colliers.

Tony Horrell, UK CEO, of Colliers International, said: “We place great importance on developing talent from within and I’d like to personally congratulate all who have been promoted, and look forward to seeing them develop further as they continue on in their careers at Colliers International.”

PHOTO: L to R – Dan Johnstone, Associate Director; Tim Davies, Head of the Bristol office of Colliers International (seated); Ben Batchelor-Wylam, Director.