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Andrew Forbes BSc FRICS
Andrew Forbes BSc FRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Mobile: 0780 889 9311
Andrew has practiced in the South West and South Wales since 1979.  He has a very wide range of valuation expertise, encompassing retail, offices, industrial and residential property.  He has more specialist knowledge of care homes and educational establishments as well as commercial investments and development appraisals.  He advises clients on rent reviews and lease renewals and has extensive expert witness knowledge under the Law of Property Act and providing more specialist reports including diminution in value assessments following claims for dilapidations and wants of repair.  Recent work has included preparing DCF valuation reports on a number of Academy Primary and Secondary Schools.

Mike Mather BSc FRICS
Mike Mather BSc FRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Mobile: 0771 315 8311
Practising since 1986, including commercial agency, commercial and residential valuations and corporate recovery work in Bristol, the South West and South Wales (as well as London and the Home Counties). He has built up a particular expertise in rating appeals (1990/95 and 2000 Rating Lists) and general (residential and commercial) valuation advice. Clients have included North Bristol Health Trust, Bristol City Council and some of the largest private sector businesses in the West of England.

David Chichester BSc (Hons) MRICS
David Chichester BSc (Hons) MRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Mobile: 07855 296 149
David has over ten years experience of undertaking commercial and residential valuations for loan security, development, company accounts/asset purposes, inheritance tax, and matrimonial purposes.  He started his working life with a well-known high end estate agent in Cardiff and is a graduate of the University of the West of England.  David is principally responsible for business generation and a growing list of clients in South Wales, but also retains a number of clients in Bristol and the South West.

David Nicholls
David Nicholls
Business Development Director
Mobile: 07841 048 940
David is a former career banker with Lloyds Bank, latterly in the commercial sector where, for twelve years, he successfully headed up their commercial business development teams in the South of England. Since 2016, he has been working with clients in the legal profession to support their business development ambitions. David has now been appointed Business Development Director with Andrew Forbes, a well-respected firm of Chartered Valuation Surveyors to expand their client base.

Neil Wright BSc(Hons) DipBldgCons MRICS Affiliate IHBC
Neil Wright BSc(Hons) DipBldgCons MRICS Affiliate IHBC
Head of Building Surveying
Mobile: 07757 674 978
Neil is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor, with an architectural background, practicing for over 20-years in the South West region as well as some national work. Clients in the property and construction sectors include Further Education establishments, local authorities, social housing providers, national bodies, solicitors, private owners and occupiers. His work covers all aspects of surveying, design, construction, refurbishment, alteration, maintenance and repair of commercial and residential buildings. He has developed a range of skills and knowledge of working on different building types, including historic and listed buildings.

Chris Thomas BSc (Hons) MRICS
Chris Thomas BSc (Hons) MRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Mobile: 07807 778 094
Chris has a number of years experience of commercial, development and residential valuations in Bristol, Gloucestershire and the West Country. He also has gained extensive commercial agency experience including acquisition, disposal and strategic advice on commercial property. A graduate of the University of the West of England, he commenced his surveying career in 2003 whilst simultaneously undertaking a distance learning course at the University of Reading College of Estate Management before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor. Chris has been increasingly involved in Gloucestershire and now spends part of his working week in our Cheltenham office.

Chris Jenkins BSc (Hons) MRICS
Chris Jenkins BSc (Hons) MRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Mobile: 07497 567 336
Chris has a number of years experience incorporating all aspects of property Valuation, Agency and Landlord and Tenant work within both the Commercial and Residential sectors. A graduate of the University of the West of England, he commenced his surveying career in 2012.  Alongside a number of years service at Andrew Forbes, he previously worked for a national surveying firm. Chris qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2016 and is a Registered Valuer. Based primarily from the Bristol office, his casework also covers Bath, Swindon and the wider South West region.

Alan Wood FRICS
Alan Wood FRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Mobile: 07774 881 680
Since 1979 Alan has specialised in the Licensed and Leisure sector, particularly dealing with pubs, hotels and restaurants in the South and South West of England, and South Wales. Alan also undertakes valuations of Post Offices, Newsagents and ancillary retail businesses. He undertakes valuations for banks and other loan institutions as well as for private clients. Alan also has an in depth knowledge of the residential market in and around Bristol and the South West of England.

John Aston FRICS
John Aston FRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Mobile: 07580 093 373
John has had a varied career in all aspects of property valuation, survey and agency since qualifying in 1977, including a number of years as a main Board Director of one of the country's leading Surveying firms heading up the South West Region. He acts for a number of local and regional Clients providing property development and valuation advice, and specialises in the valuation of commercial and residential property in the Bath and Wiltshire areas.

Tony Heming BSc MRICS
Tony Heming BSc MRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Mobile: 07792 715 991
Tony has many years of experience primarily concentrating on valuation and landlord and tenant work. His client base includes all the major lending institutions, pension funds, local diocese, ecclesiastical groups, local authorities, charitable trusts, owner occupiers, property developers and investors. He has specialist experience in the valuation of doctor’s surgeries, ecclesiastical property and educational establishments. Tony has a depth of knowledge of the Gloucestershire market and the surrounding counties, to include, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Cirencester, Stroud and the Forest of Dean. He currently sits on the regional board of the RICS for the south western region. He is an accredited RICS APC Assessor and also an APC Doctor.

Andrew Hodge MRICS
Andrew Hodge MRICS
Chartered Building Surveyor
Mobile: 07722 089 664
Andrew is a highly experienced Chartered Building Surveyor and a Member of the RICS, practicing for over 15 years in the West of England and South Wales. Clients in the property and construction sectors include lenders, investors, owners and occupiers. His work covers all aspects of surveying, design, construction, refurbishment, alteration, maintenance and repair of commercial and residential buildings. He has particular expertise in Dilapidations, Project Management, Party Walls, CDM co-ordination and Project Monitoring. These skills are invaluable to our secured lending clients for development project monitoring and draw down advice.