Whitestone Commercial Chartered Surveyors is a leading practice specialising in Commercial Rates/Business Rates as well as Commercial Valuation. We put a lot of time into each business rates review and if there is a reduction to be had we will take the appeal to tribunal if necessary. Therefore this ensures the very best result for each and every one of our clients.

Chris Lambert is a former Senior Valuer in The Valuation Office Agency (VOA). He recognised that there was a need for a firm to provide independent advice based on putting the clients’ interests first. He is a specialist rating surveyor and has created his practice to offer unbiased, professional advice to the business owner. His mission is to maximise savings for their clients.

Whitestone Commercial, based in the historic City of Bath, deal with a wide range of clients in the South West, London and across the UK. Their expertise covers all types of commercial property which also includes specialist classes ie: leisure, pubs, hotels, golf clubs, licensed premises.

Meet the Director at Whitestone Commercial

Chris Lambertchris-lambert-chartered-surveyor



Chris is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor with over 25 years professional experience in the UK as well as abroad. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation, as well as a Registered Valuer. In his travels he has valued everything from beach land to development land and everything in between. His experience is wide and varied! He has advised clients including Governments on property related matters, which range from property development to management, as well as sale and lease back schemes. Furthermore has many years experience working in the Valuation Office Agency specialising in Business Rates.

Favourite Holiday Destination: Brittany, France

Why? Cheese, Wine and Chopping Wood… what else!

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James Barnes

BSc MRICS Registered Valuer

Consultant Surveyor

James Barnes is a very experienced Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer, having worked in the Valuation Office Agency for some 25 years as a Senior Surveyor. During that time he also worked in the Specialist Rating Unit dealing with complex industrial properties as well as in the Mineral Valuers Office dealing with properties such as mines, quarries, rubbish tips and recycling centres. For the last 14 years he has worked in private practice where he has secured substantial refunds for clients often due to a 1st class knowledge and application of the law as applied to rating matters. Standing by the principle of getting the very best for his clients, he will not shy away from taking his cases all the way to Tribunal to achieve the best outcome.

Favourite Holiday Destination: Turkey

Why? Great food, Amazing Views and Relaxation

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Richard Scott


Consultant Surveyor

Richard is a RICS Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years professional experience in the UK. Initially he worked for Gerald Eve Surveyors in London’s West End, a national surveying firm which specialised in business rates. Here he gained a broad and varied experience in valuation and consultation across many different property types. After qualifying, he worked for a development company in Bristol, before going on to become a business rates consultant in retail, offices and industrial properties, as well as hotels, golf courses and events centres. His experience covers splitting and merging properties in many different areas of the country.

Favourite Holiday Destination: Anywhere which has adventurous hiking routes!

Why? The challenge, the scenery and the pleasure of a beer and a hearty supper at the end.

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Tess LambertTess Lambert

Operations Manager

Tess has successfully set up and managed a property portfolio in the UK and abroad and thoroughly enjoys the challenge of new business. She set up Whitestone Commercial Ltd together with Chris Lambert. Tess takes care of operations and systems, accounts and in fact anything administrative. She is the go to when things need sorting with organisation being her priority. She also oversees client care.

Favourite Holiday Destination: Bodrum, Turkey

Why? Spice Markets, 24 Carat Gold and Gorgeous Blue Seas

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Kate Beattie

Accounts Manager

Kate comes to us full of enthusiasm and a wealth of experience to handle all accounts queries. Organised and efficient, she embraces challenges and ensures all things run smoothly for the business.

Kate balances work and home life to a T, with 2 gorgeous little boys to oversee! Previously she has tackled all manner of accounts for  a variety of different industries. She is a go-getter and any queries will be handled with ease.

Favourite Holiday Destination: Teneriffe, Canary Islands

Why? Quad Bikes and Jet Skis

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