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Rob comes with over 20 year’s experience having been in charge of the Specialist Licensed and Leisure team at the Government’s Valuation Office Agency. His team set the Rateable Values of the majority of Licensed and Leisure properties throughout London and the South East. Rob was also one of the few members of the Licensed and Leisure Panel that coordinated the rates valuation of all the Licensed and Leisure classes throughout the country.

Rob possesses an intimate knowledge of the rating system and is in a unique position to advise on business rates issues in this specialist area

He is distant cousins to Gary Birtles (the Nottingham Forest striker) and brother of Jasmine Birtles a “Financial Journalist and Comedian”. Jasmine regularly appears on Steve Wright in the afternoon, News 24, Radio 5 Live and is a former Homes Under the Hammer presenter.

Rob’s role at Allsop will be to focus in the license and leisure sector for commercial business rates.


Notes to editor

Allsop is an independent property consultancy with a market-leading reputation for high quality service, integrity and innovation. We are also well known as the UK’s largest and most successful auction house.  Our success is built on over 100 years’ experience in commercial and residential property consultancy and sales.



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