October 2013 - VSL & Partners Celebrate a Decade In Business and Wins Oxforshire's Most Active Agent



VSL & Partners celebrate a decade in business serving the Oxfordshire commercial property market and has been recognised once again by The Estates Gazette online service - EGi in its annual competition for the country’s Most Active Agent. 

The Estates Gazette EGi assessment team gathered information regarding deals transacted in the last 12 months, covering all sectors of the market including industrial, office, retail and leisure and awarded VSL & Partners Oxfordshire’s Most Active Agent accolade.  The firm’s director, Richard Venables, also won EGi’s Deal Maker of the Year for 2013 for the most transactions undertaken.

VSL & Partners was formed in 2003 by five leading chartered surveyors who act for many of Oxfordshire’s leading business parks including Oxford Business Park, Oxford Industrial Park and Abingdon Business Park alongside leading developers, investors and local businesses. The firm has won the Most Active Agent accolade since 2009.

Richard Venables, director, VSL & Partners explains: “We completed a total of 95 transactions between August 2012 and July 2013 equating to 550,000 sq ft of office and industrial premises - significantly a higher number of deals than our nearest competitor. We were also awarded the Most Active Agent for Oxfordshire for the fourth time, so it’s great to see our results receive such prestigious external recognition.”

As part of their commitment to supporting business and encouraging culture in Oxfordshire, VSL takes a leading role in many local initiatives including Oxford Inspires in helping to organise cultural platforms across the county.  They are corporate sponsors for the Ashmolean Museum and are involved with the Cherwell – M40 Investment Partnership (CHIP), Oxford City Council Economic Development team, the Oxford Strategic Partnership and are on the steering group of the Oxford Town team dealing with city centre development.

Richard says: “We are delighted to have received these awards, which is testament to another year of hard work by the team. We are positive about the future of Oxfordshire as a commercial region and feel passionately that we should be proactively involved in the cultural and economic development of the city and surrounds.”

“We are proud to have been serving the Oxfordshire commercial property market for a decade and are confident that with our entrepreneurial culture and commitment to clients, we can continue to reinforce our position as Oxfordshire’s top performing commercial property firm.  We are very optimistic about the continued growth of our company and the next ten years ahead.”

Photo caption L-R:  Richard Venables, Duncan May, Tom Barton, Annie Davis, Angie Prosser, Lizzie Young, Andrew Lockhart and Richard Sherrott, at the Ashmolean Museum.

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