Compliance & Audit Manager
Chris joined Colliers in July 2013 having graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Economics. Chris works as part of the Accurates team within the Rating department in a team focused on identifying Business Rates discrepancies and anomalies. He has worked on various rates audit and rating cases and prioritises generating new business from prospective clients. Chris also has experience in managing clients empty rate liabilities.
Chris became a member of the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV) in 2016 and has successfully achieved the IRRV Technician qualification.
Achieved business rate savings in excess of £1.5 million for clients in the 2017 calendar year.
Played an integral role in achieving over 50 new instructions for Accurates.
Successfully recovered £150,000 during an audit for a major high street food retailer.
Identified a £300,000 one-off saving for a serviced office provider.
BSc (Hons) Economics - University of Birmingham
Memberships & Involvements
Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV)
The Co-Operative, Bloor Homes, National Trust, Sanctuary Housing Association, DP Realty
Director - Accurates
Philip joined the rating team at Colliers CRE in December 2004. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (FIRRV) and has approximately 20 years experience local government experience of the management and collection of local taxation charges. Philip is a former examiner for the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (Level 3 Certificate in Local Taxation - Non-Domestic Rating Law) and a former External Quality Assurance Officer for the IRRV's Level III Diploma in Local Taxation.
Head of Accurates
I have over 20 years’ experience in the Rating industry and lead a 20 plus Compliance & Audit team within the Accurates team at Colliers International.
I started my career at Wolverhampton City Council in 1999 within the Revenues Department. I joined Colliers International in 2007 as a Rating Compliance & Audit Manager and was promoted to Head of Accurates in 2020. I am a diploma member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV).