Industrial Case Studies

Trains 4 U, St David’s Square, Peterborough

Savings over £14,000 RV

RV reduced by 26%

Limelight, Drakes Lane, Boreham, Chelmsford

Savings over £49,000 RV

45% reduction in RV

Friar’s Pride, Peterborough

Savings over £20,000

Primavera, Commercial Park, Frome, Somerset

Savings over £59,000 RV

Valuation Tribunal Decision – RV reduction of £59,000

Wyatt Crocker reduction – in excess of £40,000, Braintree

Savings over £40,000 RV

Rateable value reduction from £67,000 to £61,700

Selig Sealing Products – Signed, Sealed, Reduced, Slough

Savings over £223,000 RV

RV reduction, from £690,000 to £610,000.

Beaubury Precision Moulds, Beaubury

Savings over £37,000 RV

RV on industrial property reduced from £111,000 to £98,000


“We secured the services of Danny George at Vail Williams to address the level of business rates payable on our commercial premises. We were very satisfied with the professionalism shown and even more pleased with the 20% savings achieved following a thorough investigation carried out on our behalf. Regular updates on progress were gratefully received and the original estimates on possible savings were realised in full which is obviously very useful in the current economic climate.

I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Vail Williams to anyone considering the potential of making real tangible savings with regard to business rates.”

Nick Hare, Managing Director - Forza Doors Ltd

“Vail Williams could not negotiate a reduction in our rating assessment and were instructed to represent us before the Valuation Tribunal Service.  We are delighted with the work their litigation team put into our case, they reduced our Rateable Value by 12%”

Paul Stammer, Finance Director - Alexander Rose

“Vail Williams have always provided us with a professional service. The property advice received over the years has been impeccable. Simon's in-depth knowledge, creativity and dedication to the subject matter has always obtained excellent results for our business especially with regards to empty rates and RV's. We were extremely impressed with how Simon handled splitting the business rates for the units at our premises.  We have found Vail Williams to be proactive and efficient with the service they have provided and we can always count on them to deliver. I would personally highly recommend their services to others.”

Hiten Shah - Dynasty Estates

“They negotiated a reduction on the 2005 Rating List and when no reduction was offered on the 2010 Rating List they prepared a full Valuation tribunal presentation and we used their litigation team to successfully secure a rates rebate. The whole process was handled by them – I would recommend them to anyone”

Alexander Rose - Burgess Hill

“Vail Williams efforts provided Air Menzies International Limited with a significant rates savings through their negotiations with a number of Local Authorities. The service was professional, quick and efficient. Their Fees were very competitive and only payable on success.  I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other organisations”

Mark Lawrence, Financial Controller - Air Menzies International

“We have used Vail Williams to advise and where necessary contest our rate and rent reviews for over 12 years. This relationship has helped us reduce our costs in these areas by significant amounts over this time. They have also assisted us in a number of other building and land related issues, have always been extremely helpful and we intend to continue with them for the foreseeable future”

Bob Lewin, Managing Director - Atlantic Zeiser Ltd