Report 2018

Shaping the future

Environmental Stewardship

Protecting our resources, reducing our impacts

Culture and Wellbeing

Maintaining and enhancing our status of employer of choice

Governance and Ethics

Business operations with a conscience

Sustainability in Services

Leading the market towards a sustainable

built environment

Community and Charity

Working together to create opportunities

In 2018 we set out our plans to cement our position as a leading real estate advisory business in the UK: an advisory business that blends consultancy and transactional capabilities, providing our clients with an exceptional end to end service across the public and private sectors.

Our clients come back to us time and time again because we offer consistently high quality advice at all stages of the property lifecycle.

Gerry Hughes


At GVA we have a Corporate Responsibility Committee. Members are chosen due to their strategic roles within the business and their ability to positively shape the corporate responsibility agenda.

Corporate Responsibility Committee

Simon Miller
Commercial Executive Director

Parul Thakrar
Director of Operations, Compliance and Risk

Jon Gibson
Director, Head of Sustainability

Aimee Byrnes
Head of Marketing

Stuart Traynor
Director, Building Consultancy

Chris Whetstone
Corporate Responsibility Manager

Our 2016-2018 goals

Understand the issues that are material to our business

Seek out and maintain business opportunities and actively manage the risks

Our 2016-2018 objectives

Ensure we have a clear governance structure for CR issues

Have a CR Committee who will meet at least 6 times a year

Seek to align with best practice CR initiatives

Engage with our stakeholders so as to understand our material issues

Publically disclose our CR performance

Integrate our CR aspirations into the business strategy