About Us

A RICS Chartered Surveyor with 25 years’ professional experience, Chris is a passionate and knowledgeable advisor to the low carbon energy generation sector, with an impressive track record of delivering business objectives across the key technologies – solar, wind and energy from waste (EFW).

Chris was a Director for Rating & Taxation at leading real estate provider CBRE until 2015, where he acted as account manager for many of the UK’s best known financial, investment and occupier clients including HSBC, American Express, UBS Global Asset Management, Hewlett Packard, Tate & Lyle, AON, Nufield Health and Fitness, St Martins Property Corporation, Corney and Barrow and Inmarsat.

With Handel Rating Consultants, Chris has built a thriving independent company specialising in the management and mitigation of the business rates burden imposed on the owners and operators of low carbon electricity generation.

Chris has a reputation for delivering a first-class service to his clients while consistently achieving market-beating results across national portfolios and specialist sites. He has used his specialist knowledge to secure substantial operating cost savings for renewable energy developers including John Laing, Energiekontor, and Anaerobic Digester developers Tamar Energy.

Away from work, Chris is a committed low carbon homeowner, having refurbished his family home near Brighton to the highest standards of energy efficiency. He took part in the SuperHomes project which received much media coverage, notably in The Telegraph and The Guardian.

Chris is also Chairman of HKD Energy, a non-profit community organisation which recently celebrated the success of its first solar installation, one of the largest school sector projects in the UK, in partnership with Downlands School, gaining the praise of local MP Nick Herbert.