Scope sets sights on UK growth with Powell Williams LLP
The charity Scope has appointed Powell Williams to
advise on its commercial property acquisition programme in the
Powell Williams will provide
expert surveying advice pre-acquisition and will also conduct
inspections and reports on behalf of the disability charity, which
is aiming to open as many as 15 new shops in the next year.
The charity hopes the strategy to
build their high-street presence will provide it with a sustainable
source of income for its work with disabled people and is funding
the expansion by giving donors the chance to 'sponsor a shop' - a
scheme where donors can loan or donate money to help Scope open a
Work has already begun on a
number of units nationwide, including retail outlets in the Surrey,
Yorkshire and Herefordshire regions, and Scope will consult with
Powell Williams throughout the duration of its growth
Melissa Potter, Retail Property
Manager for Scope, said: "In the short time we have been working
with Powell Williams, they have demonstrated extensive knowledge of
all aspects of building consultancy and are playing a crucial role
in helping us develop our plans.
"We're very pleased to be able to
call upon their services as we look to establish a greater presence
for the charity across the UK."
Michael Jones, Partner for Powell
Williams' Birmingham office, will manage the project with support
from the firm's other offices in Chester and London.
He said: "We're very excited to
be working with Scope to help them implement an efficient and
expansive acquisition strategy.
"By using our vast building
consultancy experience we will advise the charity which retail
outlets will provide them with the most cost-effective solutions to
support their business objectives in the
For more information on this story, contact Michael
Jones by emailing MichaelJones@powellwilliams.co.uk or by
calling 0121 486 2657.