VSL Property

Meet the Team

VSL & Partners was formed in 2002 by 5 leading Chartered Surveyors as a niche commercial property firm in the Oxfordshire area.  We aim to provide our clients with unrivalled local and regional advice. Our clients benefit from a very personal service mainly dealt with at director level. Please do not hesitate to give any of us a call. 

Richard Venables MRICS



Richard was educated at St Edward’s, Oxford and Exeter University where he gained a geography degree. He commenced his surveying career in 1989 at Gerald Eve in London. He joined James Offen and Partners and in 2002 jointly started VSL. Richard has considerable experience in office, industrial, retail, development and investment agency work.  Richard dedicates considerable time and energy to economic and cultural development in Oxfordshire.   He is a board member of Experience Oxfordshire and Active Oxfordshire, a member of the Ashmolean corporate circle, a member of the Oxford City Council Economic Growth Steering Group and Chair of Reciprocate.  Richard was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Oxfordshire in 2017 and High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 2018/19. Outside work he is a hockey fanatic playing at Oxford Hawks Hockey Club and an enthusiastic park runner.

 Tom Barton MRICS



Tom was educated at Abingdon School and at The University of the West of England, Bristol. He started his career at King Sturge in Bristol and moved to Savills in Oxford in 1999. Tom specialises in agency and investment work for a wide range of local and national clients. Tom is a keen golfer, judging by the various clubs that litter the office.

Richard Sherrott FRICS



Richard gained his degree from the College of Estate Management, London. He has worked in Oxford for over 35 years starting in the Valuation Office before moving to Chesterton where he was director in charge of the Oxford office. Specialising in professional work including rating, valuation, landlord and tenant as well as property acquisitions, Richard has established a large client base. Richard outpaces all his colleagues in the annual Oxford Town and Gown race (best time 41 minutes) and follows the misfortunes of Hereford United FC and Gloucester Rugby Club.

Andrew Lockhart FRICS



Andrew was educated at Shiplake College, Henley on Thames and later at Cambridge Polytechnic. He worked for Chesterton in Reading then moving to the Oxford office. Andrew specialises in valuations, landlord & tenant and rating work. Andrew is an enthusiast of country pursuits and keen runner. 

Duncan May



Duncan joined the agency team at VSL & Partners in September 2012. Working alongside Richard and Tom he primarily deals with office, industrial and retail disposals and acquisitions across Oxfordshire. Duncan was educated at Cokethorpe School, Witney and University of the West of England. He moved to Oxford to work for Lambert Smith Hampton in 2002. An avid rugby fan, Duncan can often be found at Twickenham watching England play in the 6 Nations Championship.  Duncan also enjoys camping holidays with his family. 

  Andrew Parker BSc MRICS



Andrew joined VSL & Partners in 2015 to form Oxfordshire’s largest dedicated agency team. His role as commercial property consultant focuses on office and industrial development opportunities providing funds and developers with the essential support required. Andrew has a diverse property background, having dealt in most sectors both across the UK and in Europe with clients ranging from private investors, property companies, funds and institutions.  Andrew has a range of personal interests including fly fishing, golfing, equestrian sport and is a member of the British Show Jumping Association. He has three children and lives in West Oxfordshire.

 Nick Wilkinson MRICS



Nick joined the professional team at VSL & Partners in November 2015. With over 20 years professional experience, Nick will focus on landlord and tenant matters including rent reviews and lease renewals along with valuation work.  Nick brings with him a wealth of commercial experience having practiced in the Oxford agency market for nearly 10 years, most recently for Carter Jonas, and previously WS Atkins and Oxfordshire County Council.  Outside work Nick is a keen golfer and member of North Oxford Golf Club, a qualified Rugby coach and father of two.

The Admin Team

Please contact Lizzie, Angie or Annie via : enquiries@vslandp.com