Some of Our Feedback and Testimonials

Some recent Feedback and Testimonials from our Clients:

ITV-logo_C3-website Simon Bateman at Spire Consultancy did an excellent job for us, quickly getting to the bottom of a complicated service charge disagreement and generating a significant repayment. His clear thinking, eye for detail, persistence and good communication were exemplary and resolved a long running matter without creating bad feeling between tenant and landlord.  Matthew Parish – Group Surveyor – ITV plc
O'Neill Logo O’Neill Wetsuits Limited have had the pleasure of working with Spire Consultancy for the purpose of assessing our current office / warehouse rental position and possible opportunities available to us to accommodate our company’s future growth. We found them to be professional and thorough in all areas of their assessments. With their experience in rental negotiation we were protected from any potential pitfalls and managed to achieve a very favourable outcome for our Company. We are happy to recommend their services and will be using Spire Consultancy when our next office move is necessary.   Jo Newman – Financial Controller – O’Neill Wetsuits Ltd
Cowdray We were recently recommended Simon Bateman’s services as a planning consultant and asked him to come in to help with a difficult planning application. We were completely satisfied with all his aspects of work.  He worked in a very professional manner, has excellent communication skills, kept us informed throughout the planning process and took on board and acted on our own particular needs.  His personal attention to detail was second to none and these attributes are what set him aside from the other planning consultants we have used in the past. He has proved to be of great assistance to us with his contacts within the SDNP Planning Department, knowledge, expertise and experience in his field of work. We have already recommended his services to other companies, who have also been very pleased with his service. I would confidently recommend Simon, for any planning projects without any reservations whatsoever.  Peppi Cella – Senior Manager – The Cowdray Estate
Anglian-Windows-logo-001 Anglian Windows has used Simon Bateman at Spire Consultancy on a number of recent occasions to renegotiate leases on our behalf. On each occasion he has managed to exceed expectations, dramatically reduce property overheads and add significant value to our occupational terms.  Phil Hacking – Group Property Manager – Anglian Group
Fromm Fromm Packaging Ltd engaged the services of Spire Consultancy to negotiate a new long-term lease for our UK Sales and Distribution Office. Simon Bateman’s professionalism and expertise throughout the process of landlord negotiations to finalising the lease was invaluable. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Simon to potential clients seeking a commercial property specialist.  Frances Welsh – Senior Manager – Fromm Packaging Ltd
 Axis Logo Spire Consultancy was recommended to us to help with a large rent review. We were really impressed at their approach and dedication, constantly challenging the Landlord’s review and managed to negotiate a fair review in the end.  We’ll certainly use Simon Bateman again and be recommending Spire Consultancy to others.  Mark Damen – Director – Axis Fire and Security Services Ltd
Dexam We engaged the services of Spire Consultancy to help us bring clarity into a long term plan of lease renegotiation and a programme of repairs, and to assist with the negotiations when necessary. From the outset, we found Spire’s principal, Simon Bateman, to be professional, reliable, wise and courteous, and we were very happy with the outcome he helped us to secure. Unlike some in his profession, we were delighted to find that he favours a considered, tactical approach, as opposed to the more normal aggressive stand-off. Meaning that all parties tend to reach a result deliberately and reasonably, and a lot sooner. Overall, we would therefore highly recommend the services of Spire Consultancy.  Roger Morgan-Grenville – Managing Director – Dexam International Ltd
wiles new logo We are suppliers of Office products and services trading from our own Freehold property since 1984, so needing to move and having to negotiate a complicated New Lease with a Leaseholder’s agents and the Landlord is something outside our skills. The hand holding throughout the project given by Simon Bateman at Spire Consultancy was invaluable, giving us confidence and eventually an excellent deal. He helped us understand our needs and the questions and decisions we needed to take, allied to negotiating directly on our behalf. We have no hesitation in recommending his services.   Peter Duncan – Director – Wiles Greenworld Ltd
Adams Hendry Simon Bateman was recommended to us to help with lease negotiations on new office accommodation, and advice on various aspects on two other premises we were moving out from. We were really impressed at Simon’s common sense approach, the focus on understanding and then meeting our requirements, and for his advice and tenacity throughout. We’ll certainly be recommending Simon to others.   Andy Blaxland – Director – Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd
Moelven logo Simon Bateman and Spire Consultancy did a great job helping us surrender a lease contract for an industrial estate in Eastleigh. Since we have the main part of our operations and administration in Sweden it was of great value to have an experienced partner on site in the Southampton area. I can strongly recommend Simon and his team for the know how and experience as well as the dedicated approach and serious way of handling things. Johan Åhlén – Chairman of the Board – Moelven UK
Gen3 We were involved with a protracted lease renewal for which the services from Spire Consultancy were handled with thorough professionalism. They identified several key points that would be beyond a typical tenant’s knowledge and handled some difficult negotiations with aplomb. We would not hesitate to recommend their services.  Graham Naisbitt – Managing Director – Gen3 Systems Ltd
Ridgeway Training Nothing but admiration for Spire Consultancy – yet again confirming their ability to deal with a troublesome lease deal with ease and professionalism. Highly recommend them to anyone considering taking on a property as no stone is left unturned and the process is seamless.  Chris Shelford – Managing Director – Ridgeway Training Ltd
Paint Pots Logo Paint Pots Nurseries engaged the services of Spire Consultancy to negotiate a long-term lease for an additional site, on our behalf.   Simon Bateman was extremely thorough and professional in ensuring the best position for us with regard to the complex areas of Schedule of Condition, terms of the Lease, Licence to carry out works etc.   We are confident that we are entering an agreement that affords us suitable protection whilst enabling us to develop our business effectively ensuring an on-going good relationship with our Landlord. We recommend Spire Consultancy for anyone considering a similar negotiation. Anna & David Wright – Owners – Paint Pots Nurseries
intelligent positioning Simon Bateman of Spire Consultancy came to us in 2015 to discuss and assist in our upcoming lease expiry.  We engaged him in finding alternative premises for us in Brighton and London and Spire Consultancy provided a professional and comprehensive service in negotiating terms for our new premises.  We are very happy with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others in a similar position.  Daniel Titterton – CEO – Intelligent Positioning Ltd
head-logo original We recently appointed Simon Bateman of Spire Consultancy to negotiate a Rent Review on our behalf. He went over and above to meet our needs with extensive research, advice and communication. We found him to be erudite, tenacious and diligent. The matter was resolved speedily and successfully without risk to our relationship with the Landlord. I have no hesitation in recommending him and will certainly be using Spire Consultancy again.  Christine Potter – Managing Director – Caketoppers Ltd
Shape logo Simon Bateman / Spire Consultancy have been extremely helpful to Shape in enabling us to steer a successful course through difficult lease negotiations through their expertise, and, in addition to saving us considerable time, provided us with cost savings as well as a more flexible tenancy agreement. We are very pleased to have Simon / Spire with us as we make use of the new lease provisions this year.   Jeff Rowlings – Corporate Services Manager – Shape London
UCS-Logo Simon Bateman of Spire Consultancy came to us in August 2012 proposing rent savings he could make for us using our upcoming break option. Not only did he dramatically reduce our annual rent to expiry as well as negotiating a considerable rent free, he also reviewed our Lease terms and made useful clause changes going forward. We are very happy with his service and the effect on our bottom line. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.   Richard Mansell – General Manager – The UCS Group
Primaya Logo Primayer were delighted with the service received from Spire Consultancy during 2013.  A difficult negotiation was handled professionally and realistically, and at all times Primayer were kept up to date with progress.  I would be happy to recommend Spire Consultancy to any business looking for an effective and reliable service.  Roger Ironmonger – Managing Director –  Primayer Ltd
Coverpoint Logo Simon Bateman and I worked together at Croxley Green on the foodservice Contract. As a Client, he was easy to work with, making clear decisions and fully understanding the subtleties of the foodservice market. His understanding of marketing and customer service helped a lot in making the food offer a success and managing the various service providers. Simon also sets very high standards, as we do as a practice, which makes him and his business a natural partner for those who are seeking the best. Jonathan Doughty – Group Managing Director – Coverpoint Consultancy
 Signal Logo Over the last 6 years I have worked with Simon Bateman professionally on a number of projects. I have always found him to be utterly professional and able to get to the crux of any issue and deal with it swiftly and effectively. We have acted many times together in very contentious dilapidations cases and his expertise in this area, combined with realism in Landlord and Tenant matters invariably leads to a very positive outcome. Tom Everington – Managing Director – Signal Surveyors Ltd
MBE I have worked with Simon Bateman professionally since 2006, on a number of properties. He has always taken a keen interest in the M&E aspects of building management and has the ability to focus on specific issues that are critical to resolve. I would have no hesitation in working with Simon on any project.  Peter Pollard – Director – MBE Consultants Limited
 mjmapp logo Over the past 10 years I have worked closely with Simon Bateman on a number of important property management projects. Simon has a wealth of Industry knowledge, which is further complemented by a keen eye for detail. These essential qualities have ensured each project has been delivered effectively, without incident, and always within agreed time scales.  Simon Shine – MJ Mapp Ltd
Sovereign fm logo We have worked for Simon Bateman on several commercial maintenance contracts and replacement projects over the last 8 years. We have found him extremely professional, fair and articulate and this promoted a fantastic working relationship. We would not hesitate to use Spire Consultancy or recommend their services.   Keith Webster – Managing Director – Sovereign Engineering Facilities Ltd