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Kathryn Barnes

White Swan, Broadstairs, Kent

Why leave your rates to fate? Kathryn Barnes spoke to us about her experience after finding a ratings advisor on the BII Marketplace...

Kathryn recently got in touch with the BII helpline, and was able to save a significant amount thanks to the advice provided by the ratings advisors Harris & Lamb.

“I couldn’t be more pleased actually, I was particularly impressed with how they handled my case and I got a very good result.

“I phoned the BII and said look, I’m in a position where I’ve had a hike in business rates, can you put me in touch (with a with ratings advisor)?’ Because you get a lot of cold calls, from people who reckon they can help you and you think ‘do you know what? I don’t know anything about you.’

“So I thought, I’ll go through the BII because they‘re obviously going to put me through to someone reputable. They gave me that contact at Harris & Lamb, and I had to send him last 4 years figures etc, but he was very helpful and I think it only took a couple of months – I’m very pleased.”

BII members pay less than the cost of one coffee per week for unlimited access to our helplines, where experts are able to assist with all manner of situations including: HR, legal, insurance, ratings, utilities and licensing queries.

There’s also a wealth of services in the BII Marketplace where handpicked companies are listed and offer discounts to BII members. 

To make the most of your membership log on today at or get in touch with a member of our team at 01276 684449.

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