- About Us
- Our vision
We are committed to being a leading independent firm of Chartered Surveyors and business asset advisors, delivering advice to our clients of the highest quality in a user friendly manner. We will offer a personal service adding value for clients
Our core values are professional competence, ethical conduct, integrity and flexibility, coupled with commercial pragmatism
Through these objectives and core values we aim to run a successful business to the mutual benefit of our clients, our staff and our shareholders.
We are committed to having the best possible staff and to offer them a rewarding career and encouragement to prosper in a competitive market. We will encourage their skills with regular assessments and offer further education as required
We will continue to invest in the best possible systems for our I.T. platform.
We will enjoy what we do.
Our historySanderson Weatherall was formed on the merger of Weatherall Green & Smith (Leeds & Manchester offices) with Sanderson Townend & Gilbert (Newcastle, Teesside & London offices) in 2003. Weatherall Green & Smith The first recorded presence of Weatherall Green and Smith in Leeds dates back to 1833 when Thomas Hardwick set up his own business, becoming Hardwick, Best & Young in 1867 and Bramham & Gale in 1870. At a similar time, Joshua Bramham set up a business in rent collecting in 1843, which eventually developed into Hollis and Webb in 1919. After the war, the two firms became active in commercial property and merged to form Hollis Webb & Gale in 1969, and later Weatherall Hollis and Gale, eventually becoming Weatherall Green & Smith in the early 1990’s. Weatherall's remained the largest and most prominent firm of chartered surveyors in Leeds, becoming larger still when, at first it acquired the business of Singleton's plant and machinery specialists of Manchester, swiftly followed by the merger in 2003 with... Sanderson Townend & Gilbert Establishing his business in 1858, William Sanderson began trading as a builder, slate merchant, joiner & cabinet maker from 17 Prudhoe Street and Lambton Place, before soon changing specialism to ‘managing estates and property placed in his charge’. By 1869, William had agreed a partnership with his son Thomas Barkas and, now trading from Percy Street, the firm was known as Thos. Sanderson & Company, becoming Thomas B. Sanderson & Son in 1893. Described by the monthly property register as ‘estates and property agent, surveyors & valuers’, the business moved to 3/5 Mosley Street in 1894. It was here that ‘Sandersons’ would remain for another 81 years when in 1973 – and now known as Sanderson Townend & Gilbert (STG) following the arrival of partners William Townend in 1923 and Cecil Gilbert in 1937 – the firm moved to 2 Collingwood Street. On September 13th 1999, the business made its final move to 22 – 24 Grey Street, where it remains to this day. Sanderson Weatherall LLP In July 2009 Sanderson Weatherall Limited transferred and continued its trading as Sanderson Weatherall LLP. Sanderson Weatherall LLP as it is today is a national firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants with nine offices and approximately 220 staff – including 136 surveyors and valuers – who provide a multi-disciplined service to both the public and private sector on a national level. Our expertise and success has been recognised at the Estates Gazette Awards for the past 12 years (2005 - 2017), our most recent accolade came in March 2017 when we were named the most active commerical property agency in the North East.
Corporate Social ResponsibilityWe try very hard through our business activities to ensure we maintain our position as one of the leading firms of independent Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants in the country. We fully recognise that our business activities directly and indirectly impact on the environment, our people, our clients and suppliers and the wider community – and have therefore developed our Corporate Social Responsibility policy to focus on these particular strands. Environment We promote Environmental Responsibility throughout the business and all our offices operate a certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. The firm has policies and procedures in place to reduce overall waste to UK landfill and increase the level of recycling in respect of resource consumption. We have committed to monitor and reduce energy usage within our office based operations and promote sustainability in transport by reducing the CO² emissions of our vehicular fleet as well as actively to encourage the use of public transport and participation in the firm's 'cycle 2 work' scheme. We also recognise that we are in a position to influence our clients to adopt sustainable and more environmentally responsible practices in the development and subsequent use of land, and procedures to help, remind and encourage all staff to promote this are incorporated within the firm's Quality Assurance Practice Area Instructions and our integrated Quality and Environmental Management System. Workplace Over the years, the firm has established an enviable record for the high quality of training given to the staff and this is widely recognised in the industry by our clients and competitors alike. We remain committed to the personal development of every employee of the firm to ensure they reach their full potential. We take our responsibility to build an inclusive and supportive working environment very seriously. Our goal is a diverse, skilled and healthy workforce that actively volunteers and participates in activities that benefit the wider community and we will continue to set and monitor targets on diversity, fair pay, productivity, performance and wellbeing. We operate an equal opportunities policy for all present and potential future employees and offer our employees clear and fair terms of employment and provide resources to enable their continual development. We also operate and maintain a clear and fair employee remuneration and succession policy and maintain forums for employee consultation and business involvement. We provide safeguards to ensure that all employees of whatever nationality, colour, race or religious belief are treated with respect and without sexual, physical or mental harassment. We adopt the standards and approach of the Equality Act 2010 in all our internal and external employee policies and procedures. We provide, and will strive to maintain, a clean, healthy and safe working environment in line with our occupational health and safety management system, which is certified under OHSAS 18001. Market Place We recognise that a better integration of Corporate Responsibility into the firm's sourcing policies and procurement process is a way to more effectively manage risk that may otherwise arise in the supply chain. We shall ensure a high level of business performance while minimising and effectively managing risk ensuring that we uphold the values of honesty, partnership and fairness in our relationships with all our stakeholders. Our contracts aim to clearly set out the agreed terms, conditions and the basis of our relationship and operate in a way that safeguards against unfair business practices. We encourage our suppliers and contractors to adopt responsible business and financial policies and practices. We commit to registering and resolving any customer complaints in accordance with our standards of service. Community Our work directly and indirectly affects the way the wider community lives, behaves and develops and we firmly believe that our business should make a positive contribution to the society in which we live. SW’s Community Investment Programme has be designed to support and encourage our employees to help local community organisations and activities in our regions, particularly our employee chosen charities, and we are very proud that many of our employees take part in a wide range of volunteering activities across the country. To ensure that all SW employees are able to offer their time to support a project in their local area, the firm’s Community Investment Programme enables staff members from any area of the business and across all our offices to contribute up to 14 hours per year to community volunteering opportunities and activities facilitated by the firm. We have also introduced an internal Volunteer Centre which enables staff to easily locate information on up and coming opportunities to engage in community challenges, projects that are relevant to the business and/or the communities we operate. The firm also undertakes work on a ‘pro bono’ basis, where this is considered relevant and appropriate. We regularly work with local schools, colleges and universities to assist young people in choosing their future careers, being an advocate for our industry. All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in charitable fund raising events and, over the years, we have supported numerous charities with local, national and international aims, objectives and interests. A summary of some of our community focused and/or charitable/fund raising activities can be viewed by clicking here. Financial Sanderson Weatherall LLP is fully owned by the shareholding partners that all actively participate in the day to day management and operation of the business and engage in fee earning work. All the shareholders are committed to ensuring that the business is managed in a financially responsible and sustainable manner. They recognise and aim to fully meet their responsibilities and obligations to stakeholders - including their clients, fellow Partners, the staff, pensioners and the Pension Fund Trustees, as well as the firm's suppliers and any trade creditors. We take seriously all feedback that we receive from our stakeholders and, where possible, maintain open dialogue to ensure that we fulfil the requirements outlined within this policy. We shall be open and honest in communicating our strategies, targets, performance and governance to our stakeholders in our continual commitment to sustainable development. The Executive Board are responsible for the implementation of this policy and will make the necessary resources available to realise our corporate responsibilities. Our Environmental and other objectives under this policy will be developed as part of the business planning cycle. The responsibility for our performance on this policy will be monitored by our CSR Manager and rests with all employees throughout the company.
PoliciesOccupational Health & Safety Policy We manage our business through the operation of a documented Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), throughout our operations as Chartered Surveyors at our 9 UK offices.Through the operation of this system, we can be assured that we are operating in such a way as to eliminate, reduce and manage any OH&S risks. Our executive board is committed to and has overall responsibility to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees and other persons who are involved with or affected by its activities (hereinafter referred to as interested parties). We will: ensure that its operational and office activities are executed in such a way as to provide for the health, safety and welfare of all interested parties comply with all applicable legal and other requirements related to its operations drive to continually improve its health and safety performance through the operation of our OHSMS (in line with the principles set out in OHSAS 18001) set measurable objectives and targets to improve our OH&S performance, which will be subject to regular monitoring and review seek to prevent injury or ill health aim to promote, monitor and maintain the highest degree of physical, mental and social wellbeing of all interested parties reviewed annually We will provide and maintain: a safe workplace with safe access and egress; safe plant and equipment; effective information, instruction, training and lines of communication; safe arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transportation of articles and substances; adequate welfare facilities. Communicated to all staff via intranet, email and notices in each office. We require all interested parties to: take reasonable care of their own health, safety and welfare and that of any others who may be affected by their acts or omissions; co-operate with the firm to comply with their statutory duties for health and safety; use correct and safely, any work item provided by the firm and in accordance with the training and instruction given; assist the firm in reporting any accident or incident that may cause injury to a person or damage to plant or property. Communicated to other interested parties via our web site. Quality & Environmental Policy Sanderson Weatherall is managed through a documented Quality and Environmental Management System (QEMS), throughout its operations in surveying, property consultancy and asset advisory, across ten UK offices. This system is planned around the various risks and opportunities we face and takes into account the needs of our interested parties. It enables us to offer our clients a customer focused service, which fully considers environmental issues. One of our strategic aims is our commitment to providing a quality service and satisfying client requirements, as directed by the mission statement set out by the partners and top management. Through the operation of the QEMS, Sanderson Weatherall is committed to environmental protection, including prevention of pollution, minimising energy use/waste creation and looking at the environmental implications of our procurement processes. We also recognise the environmental impact of our professional services and, where possible, make clients aware of alternative technologies and sustainable options for their projects. Sanderson Weatherall regularly evaluate practices and set/review quality and environmental targets in line with our strategic goals. We aim to ensure that standards are continually maintained across the company to enhance quality and environmental performance. Sanderson Weatherall will ensure that our operations meet, and if possible exceed, any compliance/legal obligations and other applicable requirements relating to our environmental impacts, quality of our work and satisfaction of interested parties. Our employees, and any others working under our control will be made aware of this policy. It is also freely available to interested parties, including the public. Our Certificates ISO 9001 is a quality management system (QMS) standard that requires an organisation to meet its own requirements and those of its customers and regulators. ISO 14001 is the process of enhancing the environmental management system to achieve improvements in overall environmental performance in line with the organisations environmental policy. It is the element of an organizations activities or services that can interact with the environment. OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied Bristish Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organisations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance.
Partner BusinessesWe have built partnerships with several businesses to enhance and diversify ourservices. Edwards & Partners In 2013 we acquired Edwards & Partners, a leading name in leisure property industry, and specifically in holiday and mobile home parks. Edwards and Partners have been established for over 36 years, and specialise in the sale, purchase, valuation and consultancy of holiday centres, caravan parks and mobile home parks. The team operate out of our York and Exeter offices, with Paul Edwards and Chris Tucker appointed as Partners in the expanded business. Specialist services include: Agency Combined nation-wide coverage with the latest computer technology, to provide quick and efficient contact between vendor and purchaser. Valuation Providing written reports for a variety of purposes, including finance for purchase, probate, compulsory purchase and capital transfer tax. Design and Development Dealing with planning applications, design and development, pitch fee and lease reviews.