Welcome to the homepage of Platts Bonson Licensed Trade Valuers - an amalgamation of two of the UK’s best known Specialist Licensed Trade Fixtures and Fittings Valuation firms and now operating the largest team of Expert Inventory Valuers across the entire country.

With a pedigree dating back to 1888, the firm of Bonsons was formerly owned and run by Mike Jones FAVLP MCLPVA, specialising in the transfer and Valuation of Fixtures & Fittings for trading public houses.

Chris Platts FAVLP MCLPVA now heads the amalgamated firm and is the only third generation specialist public house valuer operating in the UK with over 25 years experience in this specialised field, undertaking Inventory Valuations for public houses as well as hotels and restaurants.

Assisted by Gary Howard FAVLP MCLPVA  who was trained in London in the late 1980’s, and operating nationwide from offices in the Central Midlands we have a flexible team of experienced valuers at our disposal when time is of the essence, with Carole Williams who has covered the North West regions for over 15 years; Mark Lonsdale having a detailed knowledge of the North East and Humberside areas re-joined the firm after 10 years as a BDM with a national pub company ; and most recently Bradley Taylor completes our team having spent his early career working for a nationwide residential estate agency.

We count the majority of pub companies and breweries amongst our clients as well as receiving instructions from solicitors and accountants for probate, matrimonial and other commercial valuation matters.

Acutely aware of the need to provide an unbeatable service on every instruction, we offer the highest levels of personal service, professionalism and integrity coupled with a competitive fee structure.


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