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Regional Agent Partnership appointed to government panel

A partnership of five award-winning practices of chartered surveyors including Alder King has secured a place on the Government Procurement Service’s (GPS) four-year Estates Professional Service Framework Agreement RM928.


With a combined turnover of £39.7 million and more than 600 staff, the Regional Agent Partnership (RAP), which is coordinated by Sanderson Weatherall, includes Alder King, Ryden, Harris Lamb and Budworth Hardcastle.


The group will now be able to  provide a full range of professional property services for use by all UK public sector bodies including (but not limited to) central government departments and their agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS Bodies and local authorities. For absolute assurance that you can access the framework, please check the OJEU contract notice published on the Government Procurement Service website.


Leading on core services in the South West of England and Southern Wales, James Chaffer, partner at Alder King, said: “This is a superb opportunity for Alder King and our partners to advise and support a diverse range of public sector organisations across Great Britain. With seven offices throughout the South West and South Wales, Alder King continues to maintain its position as market leaders and we will now be able to build upon and enhance our existing public sector relationships and more readily share with the public sector our insights, local market intelligence and expertise on a wide range of property issues.


“In the current economic climate, such local intelligence and guidance can be invaluable to ensure the very best outcome for public bodies and organisations, and we are delighted that Alder King’s reputation has secured it a place within the RAP group and on the GPS Panel Framework to offer that advice and support.”


Head of Public Sector Consultancy at Sanderson Weatherall, Simon Elliot, said: “We applaud the government’s decision to appoint parties of all sizes to its Estates Professional Services Framework Panel and were thrilled to learn that we had secured a place. 


“This partnership arrangement provides truly exceptional regional exposure and award-winning knowledge through a network of 26 UK offices.  We believe that the quality of our partner-led service offering, regional strengths and our ability to provide value through our collaborative approach were the strong reasons for appointment onto the panel.”


Operating within the RAP group, each of the firms will deliver public sector projects in geographic strongholds.  Providing local and national property guidance on all valuation, rating, agency, building consultancy, strategic asset management, compulsory purchase and landlord and tenant issues, RAP is able to advise public sector organisations on a whole spectrum of property matters.


Notes to editors:

The Regional Agent Partnership is structured into strategic operational areas for all public sector panel appointments. Three of the RAP firms, Sanderson Weatherall, Ryden and Harris Lamb will also operate in Northern Ireland.

A number of the partners have specific specialist skills including leasehold enfranchisement, compulsory purchase and renewable energy which can also be provided across the UK.


Sanderson Weatherall LLP

Sanderson Weatherall LLP is the lead contract partner for all contracts and will specifically deliver core services in the North East, Yorkshire, the North West, London Boroughs and the South East.  A full service firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants, it has offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, Teesside, Leeds, London, Manchester and Bristol. In March this year, it was named as the most active agent for the North in the EGi Deals Competition 2012.  Simon Elliot, 0191 269 0136


Alder King LLP

Alder King LLP will provide client interface and core services in the South West and is a leading multi-discipline property consultancy, and 12 times winner of the Estates Gazette ‘South West Most Active Agent’ award.  Established in 1911 and employing around 150 people, the business is one of the largest provincially-based property consultancies operating in the United Kingdom and has representation across seven regional offices – Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Gloucester, Swindon, Taunton and Truro.  James Chaffer 0117 317 1000


Ryden Commercial Property Consultants

Ryden will provide client contact and core services in Scotland and is one of the largest independent firms of commercial property consultants in the North of the UK with six offices, 32 partners and around 110 staff. Its primary business is advising on commercial and business property, working with property owners, occupiers, developers and investors. Mark Robertson 0131 473 3293


Harris Lamb

Operating in the Midlands, Harris Lamb is one of the largest independently owned property consultancy businesses based in the region and acting nationally. Its reputation is based on first class effective client service, thanks to wide ranging experience and knowledge of its markets. From its central location in Birmingham, it is well placed to serve clients throughout the UK.  Andrew Lamb 0121 455 9455


Budworth Hardcastle

Leading on core services in the East / South Midlands and East Anglia, Budworth Hardcastle is an independent firm of property consultants, valuers and surveyors dealing with industrial, warehousing, office, retail and all types of commercial property operating out of offices in Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Kettering and Northampton. Mark Brown 01604 604070


A number of the firms also have specific specialist skills including leasehold enfranchisement, compulsory purchase, renewable energy, etc which can also be provided across the country.

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