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Our Team

Paul Wood
Director and Founder

Profile
A Chartered Building Surveyor with a passion for giving good quality advice that makes a difference, and a penchant for dilapidations.

Where based
Manchester / London

Specialisms
Lease consultancy and dilapidations, plus associated professional services including due diligence, party wall, etc.

Something you wouldn't know about me
My proudest accomplishment (after founding Vantage of course…) was serving as an army reserve for a number of years as part of 144 Parachute Medical Squadron.

M: +44(0)7582 363237

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Jake Brown
Building Surveyor

Profile
Jake has come on board as a full-time Building Surveyor - a great addition to the Vantage team. As a young surveyor Jake has proved to be efficient and eager to develop more within the profession.

Where based
Manchester

Specialisms
Enjoys helping clients achieve their goals whilst offering a full range of building surveying services, with an emphasis on dilapidations and due diligence.

Something you wouldn't know about me
The Freddie Flintoff of the Manchester office, Jake is a semi-professional cricket player and plays for Orrell Red Triangle Cricket Club.

M: +44(0)7956 672 892

Anthony Rawson
Operations Manager

Profile
An obsessive Manchester City fan who has supported them since before they were rich! If there's a match at the Etihad he'll be there. .

Where based
Manchester

Specialisms
Primarily accounts management, marketing and providing support to the surveyors as necessary. My previous employment experience and education have all been business based, and I have first-hand experience of how to add value by employing efficient and realistic strategies.

Something you wouldn't know about me
I do a mean "Delilah" by Tom Jones on karaoke.

M: +44(0)7544 817004

Oliver Partington
PA to Director and Team Co Ordinator

Profile
Oliver is responsible for implementing effective, modern and bespoke marketing strategies on behalf of Vantage; alongside supporting the director to help promote and develop the company image. He believes in the importance of strong client-company relationships and strives to build upon both new and existing connections. 

Where based
Manchester Office

Specialisms 

Innovative marketing strategies, promotional writing and social media are things that Oliver is most passionate about, both professionally and personally.


Something you wouldn't know about me

I have a passion for sailing and I am a qualified RYA day skipper. 




M: 44(0)7818 039894

Measured Survey Team
Specialist Geomatic Surveyors

Profile
Our experienced measured survey team of directors Duncan and Will have over 22 years experience between them. Their constant study and drive ensure the most modern technologies and methods in geomatic surveys are used and concise results are produced.

Where based
London covering properties nationwide from Exeter to Aberdeen.

Specialisms
The team survey and measure utilising a variety of methods including Total Stations, Laser scanners and Leica equipment.

Detailed reports, drawings and documentation are created using AutoCAD, Cloudworx, Cyclone and TheoLT as per client preference.

Daniel Thomas
Vantage Litigation Expert
Partner and Head of Litigations at Primas Law, Daniel is a specialist who Vantage work with on a regular basis.

Profile
Daniel is an expert on commercial litigation and has a proven track record of providing no-nonsense advice.

Daniel recently joined Primas Law as Partner and Head of Litigation following 14 years at various city centre practices.
Daniel’s great commercial awareness and tactical expertise, allows him to achieve the highest results.

Where based
Primas Law
Warrington

Specialisms
Daniel has a wealth of knowledge in commercial and personal litigation and has been involved in numerous heavyweight cases including freezing injunctions and Court of Appeal matters.
Stephen Pritchett
Barrister, Vantage Legal Counsel
Stephen provides Vantage’s clients with access to solid legal counsel when such advice is deemed necessary.

Profile
A senior junior called to the Bar in 1989, Stephen has a wealth of experience in courts and tribunals at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal in general chancery and property related disputes both contentious and non-contentious.

Where based
Manchester, 23es Commercial Chambers

Specialisms
An expert in retail tenant lease renewals under the 1954 Act and is counsel of choice on a repeat basis for well-known high street names.

Stephen has been briefed on numerous substantial commercial dilapidation claims both for landlord and tenant, in particular the 2016 cases of Riverside v NHS and Consortium Development v ABB.
Paul Raeburn
Vantage S18/Diminution expert
Vantage’s go to expert for advice on Section 18, Paul has a proven track record as an expert witness.

Profile
Paul is a charted surveyor and expert witness, he provides a niche service advising blue chip landlords and tenants on specialist commercial property valuation and landlord & tenant matters, especially dilapidations caps (section 18 valuations).

Paul travels nationwide and in Europe giving this advice such is his reputation.

Where based
Nationwide for Radius Consulting

Specialisms
Providing incisive and astute advice, in particular on Lease Renewals and in providing Diminution Valuations in dilapidations cases, as expert witness whose reports are both persuasive and proven to withstand the most vociferous cross examination.
Lizzy
Land Rover Defender
Profile
She is an experienced and skilled professional, a great addition to the team.

Where based
Manchester

Specialisms
"Lizzy" allows the Vantage team to literally take on any role anywhere! She welcomes a challenge be it in town or up a mountain and will ensure we can literally reach any location in the service of our clients.

Something you wouldn't know about me
"Lizzy" was previously owned by Paul Wood many years ago and was part of a memorable journey to Monaco and back!
She has been lovingly restored to beyond her former glory and now proudly displays the Vantage branding.
Lance
Logistics Optimiser
Profile
Lance has come on board to assure the Vantage team are fully equipped to traverse the tricky streets of the built environment.

Where based
Manchester

Specialisms
Lance specialises in urban logistical optimisation and makes any location accessible.

Something you wouldn't know about me
Lance is capable of carrying three people at a time, but we are willing to test that out (after a bit of Dutch courage).