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About Us

Personnel – The Directors
Martin Nicholson
Nick Giles
Lee Sidebottom
Robin Curtis

Associate Director
Fiona Kelk

The Consultants
Rodger Vickers
Alistair Firth
Miles Pierce

Brownill Vickers represents a multi-faceted firm of Chartered Surveyors formed as long ago as 1884. The firm, in addition to dealing with commercial and industrial property, specialise in the licensed and leisure market.

We afford management expertise in respect of all property classifications. We operate from the centre of the country from offices in the central professional area of Sheffield. Whilst our general commercial agency may be classed as being regional we operate on a UK basis as far as licensed and leisure property is concerned.

We are able to offer the following services relating to Licensed, Leisure, Commercial, Industrial and Residential properties:
  • Freehold Valuations
  • Rental Valuations
  • Fixtures Valuations
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Surveys, Schedules of Condition and Schedules of Dilapidations
  • Rating
  • Acquisitions
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Negotiations
  • Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Expert Witness Services
  • Business Planning
  • Insurance Services

Brownill Vickers has recently converted from being a Partnership into Brownill Vickers Limited. We remain focused and committed to our clients needs affording the same personal approach and service levels of the highest order.

The residential department remains to be run as a partnership known as Brownill Vickers Professional Property Services which has a slightly different partnership profile. A full list of partners can be obtained upon request.

Meet the Team
Personnel - The Directors

 


Martin Nicholson

Martin's work sees him involved in all facets of commercial and licensed valuation work for various banks, breweries and pub owning companies. He also fronts our licensed property agency department and has broad experience in marketing Freeholds and Leasehold properties to include public houses, restuarants and hotels.

Martin has been involved in many managed house to lease transfers dating back to 1997 when he marketed 97 units from the Bass Lease Company (now Punch) and has been involved in many other and similar traunch's since.

Martin has a extensive knowledge of both free of tie and tied rent reviews and lease renewals being highly regarded for his pragmatic and sensible approach.

In addition Martin has handled a number of 'CAMRA' test planning applications regarding pub closures or conversions as well as Complusory Purchase Orders involving licensed premises.

Martin is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents having been instrumental in bringing the Association to Sheffield in 1993. Martin is also a Best Bar None (BBN) Assessor for Sheffield and holds the BIIAB Level 2 Qualification in the assessment of licensed premises.

Martin  joined Brownills in 1991 and qualified in 1994. Martin is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor and holds the position of Managing Director.

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Nick Giles
Nick heads the licensed property fixtures valuation and changeover division of the firm and is a Fellow of the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property, currently serving on the commitee and is a Director of Brownill Vickers.

Nick covers the country in this discipline and is also a member of the Northern L.T.V.A and Midland Counties Licensed Property Valuers Association being past Chairman and commitee member of both organisations.

Nick has also been involved and acted for many of the large tranches of managed to leased transfers of many of the large and small Pub Companies. Nick also acts for individual licensees in fixtures, assets, leases, insurance and business valuations.

Nick is also a fellow member of the Institute of Commercial and Business Agents and has a wealth of knowledge in this field.

Having joined Brownills in early 1989 he has been involved within Sheffield in the sale and letting of residential property being both a fellow of the NAEA as well as a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents, Residential Landlords Association and Sheffield District Landlords Association.

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Lee Sidebottom
Lee heads up the surveying department at Brownill Vickers. In addition to providing Schedules of Dilpidations, Schedules of Condition and Pre-acquisition Reports for all types of commercial property, Lee also has over 10 years experience of valuations on retail, office and industrial premises within the Yorkshire and Humberside areas.

Lee became a member of the RICS in 2002 and since then has gained a wealth of experience acting for a wide variety of clients. He has a reputation as being a hard working and conscientious surveyor.

Lee is a Director of the Company and in addition to his surveying role he also implements and oversees quality procedures throughout the practice.

Lee is an active sports enthusiast regularly playing 5-a-side Football and enjoys spending time with his family.

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Robin Curtis

Robin is responsible for the Agency and Professional Services departments involving unlicensed property and has been with Brownill Vickers since 1999.

Robin has a strong involvement in all facets of valuation as well as Landlord and tenant matters for owners, occupiers and investors alike. Robin also heads the property management section of the firm dealing with a large portfolio of residential and commercial properties valued in excess of £25 million.

Robin has a wealth of experience involving the South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire marketplace and is committed to affording a professional appraoch with a personal touch. Robin has a firm grounding in general practice surveying and is a Director of the Company. Robin is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a registered valuer.

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Associate

Fiona Kelk

Joined the firm with a BA (Hons) in Economics behind her in 1992. Fiona initially worked in the valuation and sales department, being heavily involved in managed house transfers.

Fiona trained as a valuer with the highly respected former Partner of Brownills, John Jenkinson and has worked in the complex world of licensed property changeover/ fixtures valuations since 1999.

She is a Fellow of the Association of Licensed Property Valuers. Fiona is a well respected and popular valuer known for an honest and practical approach to her work and dealing with clients. Fiona also has broad experience in leasehold assignments.

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Practice Consultants

Rodger Vickers
Joined the practice in 1964, is primarily involved in licensed and leisure property and specialises in licensed property leases and rentals, dispute resolution and Expert Witness services. Rodger is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Expert Witness Institute, a Vice President and Fellow of the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property and a Fellow of the Restaurant Property Advisors society.


 
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