About Vantage

When it comes to surveying commercial property, there is nobody quite like Vantage to get the job done. This isn’t just our job, it’s our obsession.

Providing the best service possible to our clients

Coming up to our seventh year, we are a premier building consultancy renowned for our impeccable customer service, vast industry knowledge and dedicated attitude. We pride ourselves on the thorough approach we take and work collaboratively with clients and associates to assure that every aspect of a project, no matter how small or how large, is considered by a specialist expert. 

Vantage has gone from being a one-man operation based solely in Manchester to a team of ten dedicated, passionate professionals based in Manchester, Bristol, Stamford and London serving clients nationwide. Unlike many companies, our business is landlord focused and we operate by putting the client first. We are continually working to streamline our processes to maximise efficiency and make improvements .

Taking the time to understand the client, who they are and what they really need is what sets Vantage out from the rest; we tailor our services to our clients’ requirements and focus on services where we can add value and innovate, allowing us to deliver not just better, but the best. Why not see for yourself what some of our clients have to say… 

The strength of the team is each individual member,
the strength of the member is the team.

Paul Wood MSc FRICS
Paul Wood MSc FRICS
Managing Director, Stamford & London
Paul is a Fellow of the RICS and a well-known keynote speaker with a passion for good quality advice that makes a difference. Paul is based in London and Stamford specialising in dilapidations, project management and the day to day running of the business at Vantage. As Paul says he has an obsession for delivery and ensuring our clients are satisfied.
Gavin Scriven BSc (Hons) MRICS
Gavin Scriven BSc (Hons) MRICS
Associate Director & Head of Bristol Office
Gavin is the lead for Vantage’s dilapidation service nationwide and head of our Bristol regional office. Gavin is a specialist in dilapidations, project management and insurance assessment having honed his skills in various well known building consultancies. Gavin has an eye for detail and enjoys delivering an exceptional service to his clients.
Phil O'Brien BSc (Hons) MRICS
Phil O'Brien BSc (Hons) MRICS
Associate Director & Head of Manchester Office
Phil is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years in the industry and a vast amount of project management and dilapidation experience across the UK. Phil enjoys dilapidations and TDD surveys having handled many hundred since qualifying. Clarity is key to Phil and as a result he also is our lead for quality assurance, managing report reviews and internal audits.
Jonathan Grimes BSc (Hons) MRICS
Jonathan Grimes BSc (Hons) MRICS
Associate Director & Head of London Office
Jonathan has over 25 years of chartered experience with commercial, industrial and retail properties. He is head of our London office. Jonathan specialises in Due Diligence Surveys and Dilapidations.Having worked on a variety of projects ranging in value up to£7.5M both within the UK and Europe.
Steffen Backer-Rowley BSc (Hons) MRICS
Steffen Backer-Rowley BSc (Hons) MRICS
Associate Surveyor & Project Manager, Manchester
Steffen has close over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, holding Project Management roles on both the Contactor and Consultancy side. As a Chartered Surveyor, Steffen has worked on a variety of projects ranging in value up to £35million and all over the UK.  Steffen believes planning is key and all project roles he manages are risk managed with exceptional detail.
Linden Tero BSc (Hons) MSc
Linden Tero BSc (Hons) MSc
Design &Project Manager, Manchester
Linden is our lead design and measurement manager with a BSc in Architectural Technologies and an MSc in Construction-Project Management. He brings a different skill set to the team with his Architectural background and provides a great level of professionalism in line with our principles. Linden is passionate about detail and his design briefs demonstrate his passion for excellence. As well as a keen eye for design Linden embraces new technology for property measurement and is our tech guru.
Aaron Gordon BSc (Hons)
Aaron Gordon BSc (Hons)
Building Surveyor, Manchester
Aaron is a building surveyor with a specialist interest in innovative technology such as 360 cameras and helps to mastermind Vantages V360 service.  Working as part of the Manchester team, Aaron is undertaking roles across all service lines and sectors in a bid to enhance his knowledge and skills to become Chartered. We take pride in nurturing good talent and Aaron is definitely one to watch.
Jamie Dix
Jamie Dix
Building Surveyor, Bristol
Jamie is a young surveyor starting out on his journey with an eagerness to learn and develop within the profession. Helping clients achieve their goals whilst offering a full range of building surveying services, with an emphasis on dilapidations , due diligence,RCA and V360 tours. Jamie works closely with Gavin in Bristol and proven himself to be a real asset to the team. His ability to multi task roles has been exceptional displaying maturity beyond his years. We hope Jamie returns to the team in 2023 after he finishes his studies in Sheffield.
Elle Briers
Elle Briers
Project Management Coordinator, Stamford
Elle joined Vantage with adrive to organise the project's team and keep things moving so that things get done.
‍Lena Milner
‍Lena Milner
Finance Administrator, Stamford
Lena manages our accounts and invoices and is the finance guru of Vantage. She has over 10 years of experience working in accounts and is our go to for all number-related questions.
Chartered Surveyor
Chartered Surveyor
Bristol
Chartered Surveyor with a passion for project management and a good knowledge of dilapidations required to join our Bristol office. Real opportunity to join a developing team working with a number of well-known landlords in the local area and South East.
Associate Director MRICS
Associate Director MRICS
London
Experienced Chartered Surveyor with good experience of project management and a strong base in dilapidations. The role will be to grow a team in London and the South East as part of our final expansion plans here at Vantage.

Careers

We're always on the look out for like-minded individuals with enthusiasm and drive to join us here at Team Vantage.

Job Position

Finance Administrator, Stamford
Lena manages our accounts and invoices and is the finance guru of Vantage. She has over 10 years of experience working in accounts and is our go to for all number-related questions.
Lena manages our accounts and invoices and is the finance guru of Vantage. She has over 10 years of experience working in accounts and is our go to for all number-related questions.

Job Position

Bristol
Chartered Surveyor with a passion for project management and a good knowledge of dilapidations required to join our Bristol office. Real opportunity to join a developing team working with a number of well-known landlords in the local area and South East.
Chartered Surveyor with a passion for project management and a good knowledge of dilapidations required to join our Bristol office. Real opportunity to join a developing team working with a number of well-known landlords in the local area and South East.

Job Position

London
Experienced Chartered Surveyor with good experience of project management and a strong base in dilapidations. The role will be to grow a team in London and the South East as part of our final expansion plans here at Vantage.
Experienced Chartered Surveyor with good experience of project management and a strong base in dilapidations. The role will be to grow a team in London and the South East as part of our final expansion plans here at Vantage.

“JT Ross value candid advice and that is what Vantage have provided us in the UK. Where problems existed, they found solutions and met our timescales plus budgets be it for projects or dilapidation roles. We recommend Vantage.”

Andrew Ross, UK Managing Partner
JT Ross

“Prologis promote collaborative working and exploring the best solutions with our customers. Applying this to dilapidations is not easy. Vantage are aligned with our values; consequently their approach has led to swift and pragmatic solutions for both us and our customers.”

Stuart Davies, Real Estate & Customer Experience Lead, VP
Prologis UK Limited

“Good help is hard to find and it’s a competitive marketplace so you have to react quickly. The team at Vantage showed the importance of listening first and have had a number of successful roles with our clients as a result.”

Craig Hudson, Equity Partner
Curson Sowerby Partners

“Vantage support Aegon property funds nationwide and have been reliable, applying solution focused strategies they have successfully settled a variety of dilapidation roles and at the same time maintained our aim of positive landlord/ tenant relationships.”

Jim Hartley, Head of UK Asset Management
Aegon, Europe

“Working with Vantage has always been a proactive process. I’ve found them to be very responsive and have the knowledge and staff to provide quality and accurate Insurance Reinstatement Valuations for our clients.“

Huw Thomas, Managing Director
Huw Thomas Commercial

"We have worked with Vantage for several years on dilapidation and project roles with success. The market is competitive, Vantage understand this and their innovative approach has seen us jointly achieve good results."

John Boyle, Chief Financial Officer
Ann Summers

"We enjoy working with the team at Vantage, together we have managed a number of complex roles to good effect. The quality of their work was excellent.”

Charles Sherrat-Davies, Director and Co-founder
Asset Management UK

“JT Ross value candid advice and that is what Vantage have provided us in the UK. Where problems existed, they found solutions and met our timescales plus budgets be it for projects or dilapidation roles. We recommend Vantage.”

Andrew Ross, UK Managing Partner
JT Ross

“Prologis promote collaborative working and exploring the best solutions with our customers. Applying this to dilapidations is not easy. Vantage are aligned with our values; consequently their approach has led to swift and pragmatic solutions for both us and our customers.”

Stuart Davies, Real Estate & Customer Experience Lead, VP
Prologis UK Limited

“Good help is hard to find and it’s a competitive marketplace so you have to react quickly. The team at Vantage showed the importance of listening first and have had a number of successful roles with our clients as a result.”

Craig Hudson, Equity Partner
Curson Sowerby Partners

“Vantage support Aegon property funds nationwide and have been reliable, applying solution focused strategies they have successfully settled a variety of dilapidation roles and at the same time maintained our aim of positive landlord/ tenant relationships.”

Jim Hartley, Head of UK Asset Management
Aegon, Europe

“Working with Vantage has always been a proactive process. I’ve found them to be very responsive and have the knowledge and staff to provide quality and accurate Insurance Reinstatement Valuations for our clients.“

Huw Thomas, Managing Director
Huw Thomas Commercial

"We have worked with Vantage for several years on dilapidation and project roles with success. The market is competitive, Vantage understand this and their innovative approach has seen us jointly achieve good results."

John Boyle, Chief Financial Officer
Ann Summers

"We enjoy working with the team at Vantage, together we have managed a number of complex roles to good effect. The quality of their work was excellent.”

Charles Sherrat-Davies, Director and Co-founder
Asset Management UK

Who we're working with

Ecolab
Prologis
Aegon Asset Assessment
JT Ross
St. Brides
Aerium
Ann Summers
Trespass

What have we been working on?

Nationwide Warehouse Dilapidation Role

Portfolio of renowned warehouse assets requiring strategic dilapidation management.

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