Roberts Vain Wilshaw are a niche practice that provides clients with personal attention and genuine expertise on demanding commercial property issues. The team have worked together for many years, providing a cohesive and complimentary range of services to a wide range of clients.

Data and analytics are an essential part of our business and we’re working with some of the biggest names in the data business to develop cutting edge Big Data technologies – a major differentiating factor that allows us to punch well above our weight and provides us with a unique insight that can be deployed for a huge variety of uses.

Ultimately we provide our clients with exceptional advice on a wide variety of complex commercial property issues, backed up and driven by unique data and analytics. 

Our clients include owners, occupiers, investors and other niche property advisors where our data and analytics help complement their specific expertise.


Richard Roberts BSc MRICS
Managing Director

A chartered surveyor with over 20+ years experience in complex Business Rates and L&T issues.  Richard has a particular bias towards empty property advice and temporary occupation solutions as well as being the force behind the data driven systems. His background includes being Chief Operating Officer at Altus for 8 years and an Equity Partner at Edwin Hill.

Paul Roberts MRICS
Principal Director

Paul has specialised in business rates for over 25 years working in both the public and private sector. During this time he has represented a huge range of clients on a wide variety of property types across the UK including standard commercial and industrial occupations, hospitals, chemical plants, hotels and pubs as well as many other specialist properties based on contractors or receipts based valuations. In addition to advising on rates liability Paul has extensive experience providing advice to both Landlords and Tenants on rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears.

07562 746 334
Joseph Wilshaw
Principal Director

Joe heads up our agency team specialising in the acquisition and disposal of commercial property including offices, warehouses and land throughout the Northwest and Midlands. In addition he offers landlord and tenant advice to landlords and occupiers. Joe previously headed up the agency team at Altus Group where he worked for 15 years alongside the other members of the Roberts Vain Wilshaw team.

07917 647 213
Jane Marshall
Associate Director

Jane has over 30 years experience in advising on office and warehouse acquisitions & disposals for clients ranging from funds and property companies, to high net worth individuals and small property owners. Jane focusses predominantly on the Warrington/Runcorn market and her experience goes back to the Warrington and Runcorn Development Corporation days and over 20 years at the Eileen Bilton Partnership. What Jane doesn’t know about this market isn’t worth knowing.

07801 373 974
Andy Davies
Associate Director

Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Andy has nearly 30 years’ experience in the property industry throughout England and Wales. Having negotiated against Paul & Richard for many years whilst at the Valuation Office the RVW team have first-hand experience of his detailed knowledge and veracity – he’s now the perfect Gamekeeper turned Poacher. He has an extensive knowledge of the rating system, reliefs and different valuation approaches, having been involved with a diverse range of property types. In addition, Andy has specialised in the leisure sector and specifically, licensed property valuations.

Andrew Duguid

Andrew started his career at the Valuation Office and has over 50 years business rates experience. He was a Partner at Edwin Hill and Director at Altus, specialising in a wide range of property types including hotels, healthcare and the education sector. His technical knowledge of case law and legislation is absolutely exemplary.

07398 138 042
Fiona Kelly
Executive Assistant

After 8 years working with the team, Fiona understands what we do exceptionally well and plays an important role in the smooth operation of the business. She’s the go-to person for administrative or billing queries.

Daisy Wall
Graduate Surveyor

Daisy recently joined the team as a Graduate Surveyor after successfully achieving a Masters in Real Estate at Liverpool John Moores University. Having worked in customer facing roles for 10 years she is able to build excellent rapport with new and existing clients along with her strong negotiation skills and passion for property. We look forward to guiding Daisy through her APC process so that she will pursue her ambition to becoming a Chartered Surveyor.

Ben Smith
Data Analyst

Ben recently joined us as a Physics graduate with an appetite for Data Analysis. Working under Martin Vain, he is responsible for automating the transfer of business rates information into our cloud database and data aggregation. Previous coding experience make him a constructive member of the software team.

Billy Woof
Graduate Surveyor

Billy recently joined the team as a Graduate Surveyor from LM6 Commercial Property. Billy successfully achieved a Masters at Liverpool John Moores University in 2019 and is now looking forward to a long-term career in the commercial property world. We are excited to have Billy join the team and we look forward to guiding Billy through his APC process so that he can pursue his ambition to becoming a Chartered Surveyor.

Tara Arrowsmith
Business Development Assistant

Tara joined the team as a Business Development Assistant after graduating in 2019 with a degree in International Business Management. Tara has always had a passion for property and is keen to learn, she is excellent at building relationships through her experience in sales roles for the last 5 years. We look forward to seeing what the future holds with Tara in the team.