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      Our people

      Our team is growing to continue to support driving development in Oxfordshire.

      At the end of 2021 Grant Westall-Reece joined us to take the role of Head of Residential Development for our Oxford office. With a diverse range of experience, spanning four decades, in the residential development world, Grant brings expertise from his work within commercial investment, asset management, and the industrial and logistics sector.

      In May 2022 our Oxford team grew further when Turnberry Planning joined the family. Chris Pattison, Bidwells' new Deputy Head of Planning brought his team with him along with 20 years’ experience in the public sector and commercial property consultancy and is currently representing nine Oxford colleges, as well as advising Oxford University Development and Oxford Brookes University.



      Grant Westall-Reece

      Grant has the insight and creativity you need to enhance your underused assets - whether you are a landowner or institutional investor. He takes the time to listen to his clients, and he has the insight and ability to deliver on their vision.


      Chris Pattison

      This leading strategic planner knows that truly effective planning focuses on delivery rather than purely securing planning permission. By crafting the best briefs and telling the best stories, Chris is driven by client needs not the statutory planning process.


      Richard Todd

      2021 Ox Prop Fest Awards Property Leader of the Year. Richard Todd heads up the Oxford team, driving collaboration and continuous improvement across the region.

      David Brown

      Achieving client satisfaction is of paramount importance to David whose clients range from colleges, whom he supports with their daily requirements on all asset management issues, to business and science parks, managing their buildings, with wealth management clients dotted in between.

      Roland Bull

      Roland Bull

      Roland oversees rural investment property worth £1bn for the UK’s oldest landowners. Looking to the future, he is helping shape the country’s newest and most sustainable investment markets.

      Lisa Bulmer

      Outgoing and goal orientated, Lisa thrives on bringing about impactful change through natural capital and sustainable investment work.

      Colin Summers

      Offering his clients insightful investment and funding advice, Colin is driven by his client’s success. He works with institutional investors sharing his particular expertise in student accommodation and PRS/BTR. 

      Rachel Woodman

      Rachel acts as lead planning consultant on behalf of her clients. Engaging with multiple third-party environmental consultant teams, bringing everyone together on a solution before feeding back to the client with one, cohesive, response.

      Sam Potts

      Sam Potts

      Sam is an award-winning building surveyor, when he’s not negotiating party wall agreements he creates cutting-edge spaces for Oxford University spin-outs.

      Tom Sampson

      Tom Sampson

      Tom has vast experience of repurposing property into award-winning facilities, presently he is heavily involved in the Ashmolean Museum’s plans to redevelop their City Centre site and Oxford Sciences Innovation on numerous fit-out projects.


      Rob Beatson

      Highly experienced in developing and implementing strategic real estate advice to his clients, Rob is a safe pair of hands to help advise both developers and occupiers.


      Neil Perrins

      With vast experience in portfolio management for corporate clients, Neil has the know how to help you invest in your assets and look for opportunities to enhance your property portfolio.