A CHARTERED surveyor with offices in Huddersfield has been appointed rating agent to one of Britain’s biggest pharmacy chains.
The rating team at Eddisons will provide advice on business rates issues for the property portfolio of Cohens Chemist. which has 150 branches across the UK in high street locations and attached to healthcare centres. The portfolio also includes offices, warehouse and distribution facilities.
Branches include ones at Sheepridge, Slaithwaite, Westtown in Dewsbury and Halifax.
John Hayward, head of rating at Eddisons, said: “With an established specialist team already advising healthcare providers, we look forward to using this unrivalled knowledge to deliver significant savings for Cohens.
“Since the new Rating List took affect in April, 2010, clients are looking to us to reduce their business rates liability, particularly in the current economic climate where all costs are being scrutinised.”