“Following my initial training and surveying qualification with a major global property advisor based in London, I have welcomed and thrived in the entrepreneurial culture and team mentality that has been the cornerstone of FHP’s success. This has helped me to progress and evolve in order to develop the Valuation Department and our sub-brand, FHP Education.”
Valuation encompasses all aspects of professional work and it’s of paramount importance to have a broad depth of knowledge and experience in order to advise clients appropriately.
I provide extensive valuation advice, primarily within the East Midlands, for a variety of purposes. Key clients range from the majority of the major lending institutions to private individuals.
Within the Education sector, I am developing our work with Academy clients, where FHP Education has advised over 200 Academies since 2012.
Another key area of my work is in respect of Compensation and Compulsory Purchase, where in particular I have acted on behalf of a variety of claimants on schemes including the Nottingham Express Transit NET2 tram, A46 Newark to Widmerpool Trunk Road Improvement, Loughborough Inner Relief Road and the Nottingham Left Bank Flood Alleviation Scheme.
The property market is constantly changing and the economic events of recent years have clearly demonstrated the importance of open, analytical, market-informed appraisals which FHP prides itself on providing to our clients.
- Retained by Fire and Rescue Services’ to undertake Property Portfolio valuation for account purposes
- Advising client in respect of acquisition of freehold interest of their warehouse and office facility in Leicestershire
- Multi-million pound portfolio valuation of business park, retail and office investment properties within South Nottinghamshire for loan security purposes
- Advising on behalf of a number of residential and commercial claimants in connection with the Nottingham Express Transit NET2 tram
- Valuation of a number of schools ‘land and buildings’ on behalf of a Multi Academy Trust for account purposes
- Multi-million pound portfolio valuation of residential investment properties located throughout the East Midlands for loan security purposes
- Instructed by public sector body to undertake various strategic reviews and valuation of sample portfolios of properties and other operational land throughout the East Midlands
My love of sporting activities, primarily football, rugby, golf and cycling, complements the competitive sporting culture within FHP. Although I’m less excited about cricket than my colleagues, I’ve been pardoned given my Scottish heritage! Outside work, I enjoy time with my family and friends and my fitness regime has been considerably improved helping my wife bring up our very energetic young family!
“I engaged Cameron Butler at FHP to conduct site valuations for schools joining Transform Trust. In 2016/7, 5 schools were surveyed and valuations obtained. In 2017/8, 2 further schools were surveyed and valued. In every case Cameron Butler attended the school and conducted the survey. He was flexible with the dates to accommodate each school and in all 7 cases, local school staff commented on the professionalism and courtesy of the surveyor. At Trust Centre I received the completed reports within a week of the final survey being conducted, and these reports were used in the final audit evaluations without question. Transform Trust had used other firms of surveyors previously. In our view, Cameron and FHP offer the balance of professional competence, speed of delivery and value for money.”
Steve Cox, Transform Trust
“FHP Property Consultants were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We used FHP Property Consultants to produce the Land and Building Valuations for all 7 schools within our Academy Trust. Through close liaison with the team we arranged all the site visits to be carried out in the school holidays or on inset days which minimised any disruption to the schools. The documents produced were of an exceptional quality and were produced and received in school in a very timely manner. The team were a pleasure to deal with and I would definitely recommend using FHP Property Consultants to any Academy needing a Land & Building Valuation.”
Chris Harris – Executive Finance Manager – DS Academy Trust
“Cameron Butler at FHP Property Consultants was recommended to me by a colleague in another local Academy. We required a depreciated replacement cost land and buildings valuation for our year end accounts at short notice. Cameron responded quickly and was able to provide the fast turn around required. Cameron understood exactly what was required and returned a high quality report on time. We have subsequently engaged Cameron again for the land and buildings valuation at a further school joining the Multi Academy Trust and again received a professional, prompt and first class service. I have no doubt as the Trust grows we will be commissioning Cameron again!”
Rachel Bailye – Chief Finance Officer – Staffordshire University Academies Trust
“I cannot praise highly enough the work of Cameron Butler and FHP Property Consultants. The School has recently converted to Academy status and Cameron's assistance helped ensure the transition went quickly and smoothly. Cameron carried out a valuation survey at short notice and fortunately for us, his professional and efficient work ethic meant that the School received the appraisal within three days - a valiant effort that was greatly appreciated. A big thank you to FHP and Cameron for all your help. ”
Jason McGuinness – Facilities Manager – Burnage Media Arts College, Manchester
“A big 'thank you' to Cameron Butler, for preparing the valuation of our land and buildings for our year-end accounts (our first as an Academy). He was more than willing to come out at the end of the school day, when pupils were off-site so that he could get around the site much more easily, and was very approachable and friendly but professional. He was aware that we were working to a tight time-scale and produced the report and valuation very promptly. I would certainly recommend him to other newly converted academies”
Julie Dimaline – Business Manager – Old Basford School, Nottingham
“As the School Business Manager at The Hills Academy I would like to thank you for providing me with a competitive quotation and an exceptionally prompt visit to our premises to conduct the survey. To receive the report within a week was more than we could have hoped for. Thank you for a very professional service.”
Sarah Dickson – School Business Manager – The Hills Academy, Bedford
“We would like to thank Cameron Butler for his invaluable work, advice and expertise during the compulsory purchase of our home and family butchers business. Recommended by our accountant, Cameron was outstandingly professional and, despite numerous challenges from the County Council, remained resolute during the long and technical negotiations. Without his dedication it would have been almost impossible to have undertaken these negotiations and continue to run our business. The efforts of Cameron minimised the stress of this process, for which we and our family will be forever grateful. We would have no hesitation in recommending FHP to people in the future, as would our accountant and solicitor.”
Colin & Sue Ward, Loughborough
“As a recently converted Academy Trust, we required a firm to provide a factual valuation for the balance sheet and reinstatement values for insurance purposes. At the outset Cameron provided a professional and informed service. The actual visit to inspect the Trust’s three school sites was non-intrusive and carried out with the schools full of students and staff on site. Post visit, Cameron checked a number of points to ensure the factual correctness of the final product and kept us informed of the progress of the report up to its final production. I would like to thank Cameron for all his support and making another requirement of Academy conversion seem uncomplicated and reducing my stress levels.”
Mike Powell – Head of Educational Support – The White Hills Park Federation Trust
“Following a recommendation from our Accountants we approached FHP who talked us through the process, provided us with a clear understanding of what we needed and explained how they could help us. The valuation process went extremely smoothly, and was carried out expertly by Cameron Butler. The report and paper work we received was exactly what we required for our accounts.”
James Fendek – School Business Manager – Aldridge School – A Science College
“Cameron Butler dealt with all phases of a recent deal in a prompt, courteous and highly professional manner. FHP's local knowledge was invaluable to us and their turnaround time was exceptional. Cameron Butler was personally involved in the process throughout and his guidance assisted us greatly in subsequent negotiations with our Client. Thank you FHP for a job well done.”
Trevor Colbourneat – HSBC
“I feel indebted to Cameron Butler for his invaluable guidance and support throughout the whole process. Cameron was indispensable as our link with the Environment Agency from the outset. His skills at interacting with the E. A. to quickly address and resolve our concerns as they arose was crucial to us during the invasive disruption to our lives. The successful outcome resulted in achieving a very fair and satisfactory offer of compensation to each of us individually.”
Sylvia & Alex Rimmington
“We have been very satisfied with the way negotiations on our behalf have been carried out and the level of service has been first class.”
Trevor Walker & Audrey Rhodes
“We use FHP's Retail and Valuation Departments on an ongoing basis and find their detailed knowledge of the local and regional property market combined with prompt and efficient service most beneficial in helping us to develop and grow our business.”
Nigel Skill – Skills Group