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Adam Francis



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Professional Summary

Adam is a Director within the Accurates team which provides forensic audit and examination of historic business rates and council tax records back to 1990 identifying rating errors and overpayments for clients.

Adam joined Accurates within the Rating Team here at Colliers in 2017. He is a member of the IRRV (Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation) and has over 21 years experience.


Colliers' UK business rates team provides a comprehensive, integrated service. We call it 'the complete circle of business rates advice'. Our results speak for themselves. Since the start of the 2010 business rate list, we have saved more than £500 million for our clients through:

• Auditing historical valuations and reclaim overpaid business rates

• Challenging business rates valuation

• Managing business rate accounts

Personal Accomplishments:

• Identification of a new recovery type which led to the recovery of mandatory relief in excess of £2.7 million for the housing sector. 

• Led a team of four auditors to recover in excess of £4.6 million in overpaid Business Rates for a well-known high street Bank and a major supermarket chain over a two year period.  

• Project managed the implementation of a new initiative recovery, that secured in excess of £650k in fees with estimated forecasts expecting the initiative to generate £3 million in fees over a four year period. 

• Having ultimate responsibility for authorising rate payments in 2017 worth a £192 million per annum 



Diploma in Surveying Practice from the University College of Estate Management, Reading

Memberships & Involvements

Corporate member of the Institue of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV)


TUI UK, Vodafone Ltd, Tesco Plc, Wilko Retail Ltd, Co-Operative Group Ltd, Iceland Foods Ltd, Orange Business Services,  Hoare Lea Llp,  Moneyhub Financial Technology Ltd, Foot Anstey LLP, London and Country Mortgages Ltd, Travis Perkins Plc,  Helston Garages , Simply Heath Ltd, Carlsberg Supply Company UK Ltd,  Mewburn Ellis LLP,  Welbeck Investment Management Ltd, RAC Ltd, and Encon Insulation Ltd. 

Adam previously led the audit and compliance review for the Lloyds TSB , J Sainsbury Plc, John Lewis Partnership Plc, Waitrose  and Fuller Smith and Turner.




Business Rates / Rating

Service Lines

Business Rates / Rating

Property Type

Automotive and Roadside, Healthcare, Hotels, Industrial & Logistics, London Offices, Retail, Serviced & Flexible Offices

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