Sanderson Weatherall makes key South West appointment

The recently launched Bristol office of chartered surveyors and property consultants, Sanderson Weatherall LLP, has demonstrated its ambition to be a dominant force in the South West with the appointment of Richard Saunders as Partner for Retail Agency.

Richard joins from Colliers in Bristol, where he headed up Retail Agency across the South West and South Wales since 2007. The appointment of such a senior operator is evidence of the firm’s determination to quickly build a powerful presence in the region’s retail sector.

Richard, who is married with two children, said: “I was attracted to Sanderson Weatherall because of the strength and reputation of the brand and the integrity of the people who asked me to come on board. This is a great opportunity for me to be in at the launch of the brand into the region.

“I am also well aware that I am joining a partner-based firm and because I am very ambitious there is the potential for me to build a long term career here.

“Sanderson Weatherall’s Bristol office is growing rapidly as a result of the strength of the relationships it has with its clients. My aim is to build great partnerships with the retail sector based on the quality and expertise of the service we provide.”

Launched earlier this year, the Bristol office complements Sanderson Weatherall’s established locations in Leeds, Newcastle, Teesside, Manchester and London and is part of a long term strategy for national growth for the firm who has its roots in the North of England.

Head of Office, Aaron Treliving, said: “We are delighted that Richard has joined our South West team. His impressive track record and expertise in the sector greatly strengthens our offering to clients. It’s great to have him on-board and to be able to utilise his wealth of experience as we move forward in our plans for growth.

“Since our launch, we have received a great response from the local market. This is certainly an exciting time for our South West team.”

As partner, Richard will handle a wide variety of retail work including shopping centre leasing, acquisition programmes, group disposal campaigns, A2 sector, outlet centres, convenience food, asset enhancement and investment work.

Sanderson Weatherall LLP is an award-winning firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants. The experienced and multidisciplinary team provide a property advice service including Agency & Investment, Building Consultancy & Architecture, Property & Asset Management, Planning, Machinery & Business Assets Auctions, Landlord & Tenant, Leasehold Enfranchisement, Asset Advisory & Recovery Services, Business Rates Advice, Compulsory Purchase and Valuations.