Bruce Wilson appointed Head of Business Rates

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31 July 2017

GL Hearn announces that Bruce Wilson has been appointed Head of Business Rates at GL Hearn, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure’s real estate and advisory consultancy. Leading and co-ordinating GL Hearn’s national network of offices, Bruce’s new role will see him extend and complement the work of the existing team, drawing on his extensive food, retail and rating experience to enhance our client offer.

GL Hearn announces that Bruce Wilson has been appointed Head of Business Rates at GL Hearn, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure’s real estate and advisory consultancy. Leading and co-ordinating GL Hearn’s national network of offices, Bruce’s new role will see him extend and complement the work of the existing team, drawing on his extensive food, retail and rating experience to enhance our client offer.

Bruce will be supported in his role by Richard Williamson, National Head of Operations. Richard specialises in rating matters across the UK and is responsible for leading a number of GL Hearn’s key client accounts on all aspects of non-domestic rating; he has extensive experience of large complex portfolios in key sectors including retail, office, distribution and government instructions.

Bruce will join the Real Estate Advisory Board and the new roles take effect immediately.

Bruce joined GL Hearn, part of Capita’s Real Estate and Infrastructure’s consultancy business, in 2016. Prior to GL Hearn, he led the Business Rates functions at the airport group BAA, and latterly Tesco stores, the UK’s largest ratepayers where he was responsible for all business rates matters. Bruce brings a strong, client focused approach - ensuring key activities and resource are targeted to optimise savings and efficiencies for clients.

Empty Rate mitigation, Section 44A, Historic Rates Audits and our bespoke Landlord offer are key service lines that have been added to GL Hearn’s business rates activities in recent years. Delivered from our Cheltenham hub, these services will continue to be led by Richard who heads up the office.

Commenting on the appointment, Alastair Crowdy, Managing Director of GL Hearn and Capita's Real Estate Advisory consultancy said:

“This planned change is the start of an exciting new chapter for GL Hearn’s Business Rates team. We know that the 2017 Revaluation will clearly be challenging for clients and agents alike; however our key strengths remain our commitment to working in partnership with clients to support them in meeting their business requirements and pro-actively adding value via a team with undoubted expertise in this sector. I have no doubt that Bruce and Richard will lead the team in continuing to deliver the highest quality service to clients.”

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This planned change is the start of an exciting new chapter for GL Hearn’s Business Rates team. We know that the 2017 Revaluation will clearly be challenging for clients and agents alike; however our key strengths remain our commitment to working in partnership with clients to support them in meeting their business requirements and pro-actively adding value via a team with undoubted expertise in this sector.
Alastair Crowdy
Managing Director

GL Hearn

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