B.Sc (Hons), MRICS
I joined Colliers International in January 2015 as a Graduate Surveyor in the Rating Team based in our Birmingham Office, where I qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. Prior to joining Colliers I attended Nottingham Trent University, where I completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Planning and Development.
Throughout my professional career I have provided clients with a broad range of business rates advice with a particular focus on retail, concessions, licenced and leisure and redevelopment sectors within the Midlands.
I have been involved in negotiating a revised basis for Parcel Delivery Lockers across England and Wales, and I am heavily involved with other concession operators.
I am part of a specialist team dealing with cases relating to schemes of redevelopment.
Sam has a BSc (Hons) in Planning and Development from Nottingham Trent University, and is a Member of the RICS.
Memberships & Involvements
Member of the RICS.
Affiliate member of the Rating Surveyors Association
I am a member of the Birmingham Office Social Committee.
I have over 20 years experience in Business Rates Appeal work.
I specialise in the following sectors, large industrial, breweries, distribution warehouses, large foodstores and car showrooms.
I cover the greater Midlands Area, I am a member of several business rate forums, tasked with negotiating an agreed valuation basis with the Valuaiton Office, on various property sectors.
I regularly attend Valuation Tribunal and have presented at Upper Tribunal, including the Simpsons Malt Case, regarding VT/VOA procedure.
As an RICS APC Assessor, I am responsible for training the Business Rates Graduates within the Birmingham Office and as part of a team, mentor all of the Birmingham Office Graduates, across disciplines.
Head of Rating
I have over 30 years’ experience in the rating industry and lead a 90 plus rating team at Colliers International. When I took over responsibility for the team in 2005, it consisted of only a dozen people and has now grown into one of the leading rating advisory teams in the country. I am a member of Colliers International Management Executive as well as sitting on the company’s promotion panel.
I am regularly called upon by the national media to give my views on a range of business rates issues and I am vocal commentator on the 2017 Revaluation.
I started my career in the Valuation Office Agency in Kidderminster. I joined Gerald Eve in 2000 where I spent 10 years before moving to Gooch Webster (now Colliers International). I sit on the National Retail Panel of Rating Surveyors Association which provides guidance on how the RSA town committees work with the VOA and valuation matters. John sits on the RICS Rating Diploma Committee having passed the prestigious qualification in 2014.
Philip Harrison and I founded 'Accurates' in 2007, the Collier's Compliance and Audit team, which although forms an integral part of the Rating Team is now a leading brand in its own right.
Guy is an expert in the telecommunications, electricity and ports sectors specialising in valuations for business rates.
Guy joined Colliers International in May 2013 as a Director within the Rating team in Birmingham, UK. He joined from the Valuation Office Agency where he was a member of its management board.
Richard began his career in 1978 at the Valuation Office Agency, based at Worcester. Whilst at the VOA he had a direct involvement in numerous rating revaluations including the valuation of the whole spectrum of property types including industrial, retail, office and Local Authority schools. More recently he has specialised in Licensed Property and was a national specialist for Leisure Caravan Parks. He was a technical lead in Wales and has had numerous successes at Valuation Tribunal. Richard joined Colliers International in April 2020.