business rates revaluation

Gerald Eve has strengthened its Manchester office with the recruitment of three new employees in its lease consultancy, rating and building consultancy teams.

Stephen Woodford arrives as a lease consultancy partner from JLL. Stephen has more than 25 years’ experience of the North West lease advisory, with a focus on industrial and business space and a client base including major corporates, government departments and both local and national propcos.

In addition, Rick Paterson has joined as a Senior Associate in the rating team. Rick brings a wealth of experience of business rates valuations in the North West, including 30 years at the Valuation Office Agency, where he was latterly a senior valuation executive and qualified caseworker.

Finally, James Plowman has been recruited as a senior surveyor in the building consultancy team. James has previously worked for Capita in Manchester, where he worked predominantly on refurbishment and fit-out projects in the retail, industrial, office, infrastructure and residential sectors.

Callum Robertson, Partner at Gerald Eve, said: “Manchester and the wider North West region is a crucial market for Gerald Eve, and an area where we’re continuing to invest in talent. The arrivals of Stephen, Rick and James strengthen our existing capabilities and will help deliver a  superior level of service and advice to clients in their respective areas of expertise.”

Stephen, Rick and James are available on email (;; and or at Gerald Eve’s Manchester office:

Gerald Eve, 1 Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW.
Tel. 0161 259 0450

From left: Rick Paterson, Stephen Woodford and James Plowman.

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