About

Professional Summary

David joined the Rating team at Colliers International as a Data Analyst/Researcher in 2013. Prior to joining Colliers, David graduated from the University of Birmingham with a 2:1 in Mathematics. As a Data Analyst/Researcher he worked as part of the Rating Business Development Unit, looking to help grow the Rating and Accurates client base. His main duties included; co-ordinating and researching prospective client opportunities and improving current systems for recording and analysing data.

In January 2014, David joined the Data Team within the Accurates division, under his new role of Compliance and Audit Assistant. David looks to identify specific ‘Defined Recoveries’ within client and prospective client portfolios. Recoveries can be as a result of; historic errors in the Rating list, misinterpretation of legislation, calculation errors by billing authorities and allowances and reliefs applied incorrectly. He also assists with full rate audits on client portfolios.

In 2016, he became a member of the IRRV and began studying for the IRRV professional qualification. In 2017, David completed the course to become IRRV Tech qualified

Accomplishments

Led the rates audit for one of the largest housing associations in the UK, with more than £1.1m in total recoveries.

Developed new ‘audit initiatives’ which have led to savings totalling over six figures for our clients and ensured that Accurates at the forefront of the business rates audit market.

Co-led a business rates audit for a major restaurant, pub and bar operator, achieving savings of over £400,000.

Over 90 new clients signed up to date from identifying specific audit opportunities for the organisations. 

Assisted with the business rates audit for a major supermarket chain, contributing savings of circa £100,000 to the project.

Services:

  • Valuation & Advisory Services

Skills:

  • Business Rates / Rating

Clients:

The Co-operative, Wilko, Travelodge, Morrisons, Mitchelss & Butlers, Sanctuary Housing Association

Education:

BSc (Hons), IRRV Tech

Memberships & Involvements:

Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV)

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