We conduct property inspections on behalf of a range of national lending organisations to assess a property’s security for mortgage purposes.

Agency & Auctions

Our residential and commercial property businesses offer unrivalled end-to-end support, and we lead the way in Private Rental Sector development and management.

Financial Services

Providing across the market mortgage and specialist protection advice, our brokerage businesses deliver exceptional service to customers and partners.

Passionate People


Pursuit of a better way

Paul Gratton

Chief Executive Officer

A co-founder of the SDL Group, Paul began his career at Midland Bank. There he played a key role in the creation of First Direct, becoming Financial Services Director. Paul went on to become CEO of the innovative bank Egg, before returning to the SDL Group in 2006.

Rob Clifford

Group Commercial Director

Rob returned to SDL in 2009. He was Managing Director of Virgin Money and Chief Executive at Mortgageforce. Rob led the rebrand to SDL in 2015, is CEO of our estate agency businesses, and also has responsibility for financial services, marketing and PR across the group.

Simon Jackson

Chief Operating Officer

A former COO of Aon's retail division and operations leader at Egg, Simon joined the SDL Group in 2007 to lead the surveying businesses, and oversee operations across the Group.

Colin Anderton

Chief Financial Officer

ACA-qualified Colin trained with Deloitte in Nottingham, before joining Egg in 2001, fulfilling a number of senior management roles at Egg and Citigroup. Colin joined the SDL Group in 2013, and played a key role in the 2015 acquisition of CP Bigwood.