New Head of Business Rates, Rick GibalaAitchison Raffety, an employee-owned national property consultancy, has appointed Rick Gibala as its new Head of Business Rates.

Rick will oversee the growth of the division in London and the Regional offices and will cover all areas of business rates advice including CCA, empty rates mitigation, deletions and completion notices.

With over 12 years’ experience within the rating industry spanning the breadth of the country, Rick has advised and been client manager to some of the largest organisations in the UK. He is experienced in the rating valuation of industrial premises including large distribution warehouses, banks, offices and retail. He also has experience with specialist properties including pubs, gyms, hotels and car showrooms.

Rick commented “I am delighted to have joined Aitchison Raffety at such an exciting time in the company’s history as we look to grow not only the Business Rates division but all service lines on a truly national level. I am looking forward to working closely with our existing clients and to continue providing leading market advice as we transition into the 2023 re-valuation which is fast approaching.”

Philip Waite, Managing Director at Aitchison Raffety, commented “I’m delighted that Rick has joined AR to lead our consistently successful Business Rates division.  We continue to deliver an excellent service, making significant savings for a wide range of clients across the UK.  Rick has the energy and enthusiasm needed to expand what we can offer new and existing clients for the 2023 revaluation and beyond.”

Rick can be contacted on 0161 507 3035 or via email to