Simon Butler


London (West End)

Contact Simon
T: +44 (0)20 7333 6339

Simon is a Partner in our Industrial department.  He specialises in advising transport, construction, manufacturing and distribution clients on rating, asset management and valuation issues.

Specific experience
Dealing with complex rating issues of airports, gas terminals and large factory complexes. The advice covers a number of specialist transport and manufacturing properties for clients involving co-ordination with the VOA Specialist Rating Unit and charging authorities to achieve maximum rates mitigation.

For the last five years he has been providing advice to Heathrow Airport as part of a small GE team based at the airport with regard to all business rates matters.  During this period the airport has seen a number of large infrastructure projects impacting on its rates liability, including the construction of the new Terminal 2, satellite terminal 5C and new baggage processing buildings on which specific advice has been given in terms of forecasting as well as rates mitigation.  He has also been involved with providing advice on the likely impact of 2017 Rates Revaluation for the airport.

Generally, he has focused on specialist rating advice to manufacturing, construction and distribution industry clients, including liabilities, negotiation of appeals and targeting rates savings.  Other clients include / have included – HSS Hire Services, BSS plumbing supplies, Taylor Wimpey and Cummins.

Asset valuations for multi-national corporations in the UK. Undertaking capital valuations of industrial properties for balance sheet, acquisition & disposal and taxation purposes.