Southern Enterprise Awards 2023

In 2012, Town Planning Expert was established by Co-Founders Jon McDermott and Keith Oliver, who worked hard over the next decade to grow the business from a single practice consultancy with just two planners to a multidisciplinary group that provides pragmatic planning consultancy and education services. Fuelled by a strong belief that development could be better, the pair were inspired to create a world where the planning system would work for themselves and their clients. Town Planning Expert offers a range of services, including its infamous secret society, planning consultancy one-to-ones, and educational programmes. In September 2022, the company launched an education programme called the Victory Plan, which it developed using the knowledge and experience its team have gained over their 30 years in the planning industry. The Victory Plan was meticulously designed to deliver an easy framework through which developers can use the English Planning System to obtain planning permission. The course enables attendees to get the best out of the planning system while avoiding many of the common pitfalls of approaching a development project from a planning perspective. The programme was put together in a pragmatic yet simple way, allowing attendees to digest the information as easily as possible in a day long education programme. Town Planning Expert is proud that its advice does not follow a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Each of its clients are on a unique property journey with their own individual planning objectives, so the company tailors its services to suit their needs. Overall, its goal is to deliver high-quality, pragmatic, and professional planning advice, which it achieves thanks to the hard work of its diverse team. Each of its experts brings a distinct set of strengths and abilities to the table, enhancing the advice it can offer. To fully understand their strengths as well as their weaknesses, Town Planning Expert leverages the Wealth Dynamics Psychometric Testing System. With this useful information, the company supports their growth and development. Moreover, Town Planning Expert is committed to continuously improving its offerings. It regularly revises its content and education programmes to ensure that clients receive the most current and accurate information. For example, the Victory Plan is reviewed after each event to ensure that it is up to date for the next batch of attendees. As a result of its excellent standard of service, Town Planning Expert has achieved an impressive approval rating of 90%, making it one of the UK’s most successful planning consultancies. It is also proud to be the only consultancy to offer Nitrates advice and reports from a qualified Doctor of Nitration Chemistry, which attracts many clients. Currently, it is working on more than 100 cases, several of which are from repeat customers. For the outstanding advice it has delivered over the years, Town Planning Expert has received a multitude of praise. For example, one client states, “We have used the team at Town Planning Expert a number of times over the last 2 years. The service is always great, and they deliver the expected outcomes to help our business to continue to be a part of some great projects.” In light of this excellent feedback, it is no surprise that Town Planning Expert has been awarded Property Education & Training Specialists of the Year in the Southern Enterprise Awards 2023. With this prestigious title under its belt, the company continues to strive towards its goal of becoming England’s go-to planning consultancy company. Contact Details Contact: Jamie Copeland - Marketing Manager Company: Town Planning Expert Web Address: Based in Portsmouth, Town Planning Expert is a company that delivers thought-provoking planning consultancy and education services to new and experienced property developers, investors, and other individuals in the field. The company works with clients that range from national developers with over 100 properties to small-time developers and investors that specialise within their specific areas. Property Education & Training Specialists of the Year 2023