About Taylor and Company

About us


We are a long established firm of Commercial Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors based in Chelmsford, Essex. Our varied portfolio comprises many major commercial developments as well as small business premises in the area.

The developments and commercial properties we advise on are across the county, with a focus on the A12 corridor stretching from inside the M25 to Ipswich and including Chelmsford, Witham, Colchester and Braintree.

Our philosophy is that sound expert advice, coupled with a high level of personal service, is the key to a successful practice and satisfied clients.

We are proud to say that the majority of our work across Essex comes from repeat business from long established clients, with most new business coming through recommendations from our current clients.

James Wills MRICS joined Taylor and Company in 1981 and deals with both agency, and Landlord and Tenant matters throughout Essex and Suffolk. James particularly specialises in the office sector both in town and business park environments. He also advises on in-town retail, investments and acquisitions. As a RICS Registered Valuer he is head of the firm’s valuation services. James has advised companies such as BAE Systems, Chelmsford Star Co-op, Marconi and numerous funds and institutions in various aspects of commercial property.

Verity Skeggs BSc (Hons) qualified from Anglia Ruskin University with a property degree and joined Taylor and Co in 2011. Verity is a key member of the agency team dealing in all aspects of letting, sales and acquisition.

Chris Maxey MRICS qualified as a Chartered Surveyor whilst working in London and has been a director of regional development Company Turnstone Estates, and a Partner of national surveyors Strutt and Parker. His experience has been gained in agency and commercial and residential development across Essex and East Anglia. Chris specialises in the acquisition, letting, sale and development of industrial and warehouse units across the region.