For us, partnership underpins our ESG philosophy – it is one of our core values and means far more to us than just the definition of our legal entity.
Environmental sustainability, Social responsibility and ethical corporate Governance are an integral part of our firm’s culture, philosophy and values.
To us partnership means
Listening to clients and providing them with informed, impartial and independent advice they can trust
Working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, who work seamlessly to achieve our clients’ goals
Being an integral part of the communities we live and work in, individually and collectively as a firm
Working with like-minded organisations to ensure we minimize our environmental footprint - directly, in terms of what we do and indirectly, in terms of the advice we give our clients and the suppliers we work with
Every person in our firm shares a common set of values which are based on a very simple edict: do the right thing.
To find out more about our values, contact James Routledge, one of the leaders of the firm.
Our ESG Commitments
We are committed to protecting our physical environment, contributing to carbon reduction and helping clients meet their ESG goals.
We work with clients at a number of levels, but the underlying objective is to help them minimise the environmental impact of the assets/portfolios they own or occupy, whilst also meeting their occupational and financial objectives.
Our ESG related experience and expertise is extensive - whether it’s collecting and analysing data for inclusion in clients’ annual ESG portfolio assessments, or collating intel and impact assessment data designed to improve the energy efficacy and waste management of their assets/portfolios. Because clients’ assets vary in terms of size, location, age and purpose, we adopt a tailored approach to ensure sustainable targets are met, without compromising the financial viability and occupational requirements of the asset.
Everyone who works for our firm is acutely aware of the role they play and the contribution they make to the communities they live and work in. Read more about our community programme.
Wherever possible, we recruit new employees from the local pool of talent, irrespective of whether we are recruiting senior or junior employees. We also try to appoint local suppliers (in keeping with our local jobs for local people philosophy), without compromising either experience or expertise.
In addition, we have partnered with the Ethical Property Foundation, the UK’s leading property advice charity for the voluntary sector.
As an employer, we are dedicated to a sustainable policy of diversity and equal opportunities. Our goal is to ensure that every person who works for our firm reaches their full potential, looks forward to coming to work each day and feels confident that their physical and mental wellbeing is of paramount importance to their Line Managers and their colleagues.
The primary objective of the 10 Members/Equity Partners, who still work in the business, is to ensure the firm’s long-term viability – achieved by focussing on sustainable corporate growth. However, the firm’s leaders know that we have to balance the commercial interests of the firm with those of our stakeholders and the communities we Iive and work in - whilst working towards becoming a net zero organisation and one which is true to its ESG ambitions.
To ensure the efficacy of what we do and how we do it, we are an RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) registered firm. All our surveyors are either RICS registered surveyors, working towards securing their professional qualifications, or highly experienced specialists with relevant expertise and qualifications.
In addition, we achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification over 15 years ago: this gives our clients confidence in the systems and protocols we have and that we will deal with the challenges of running our firm ethically and sustainably.
We measure the value and effectiveness of the service we provide clients and other stakeholders by the quality of
- The advice we give - informed, impartial and independent
- Our implementation – right first time: delivered on time and on budget.