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About Us

Optimis Consulting began in 2009 and has grown into a multidisciplinary team ensuring that we offer the best advice to our broad range of clients.

History

History

Optimis Consulting opened its doors for business in July 2009. Our aim was to offer a more holistic service from the traditional planning practice. read more...

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

As a business we seek to improve the lives of everyone associated with us. read more

Our Ethos

Our Ethos

The planning and development services we offer enable people with an interest in property to optimise the value and use of their property interests through imaginative, planned and commercially prudent strategy. read more...

Awards

Awards

It is enjoyable to receive recognition from fellow professionals and we feel that this adds value to our clients.  read more...

Holistic Approach

Holistic Approach

Planning and development are intrinsically linked and this informs the basis of our approach.
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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Optimis takes pride in developing ourselves and the community around us.
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History

Optimis Consulting opened its doors for business in July 2009. Our aim was to offer a more holistic service from the traditional planning practice. Our niche is that we understand development and that we are therefore able to offer services based on commercial judgement in recognition of the economic climate of the time. At the same time we seek to provide a service that is focused on localism to assist relationships between communities, land owners, and developers.

In 2010 Optimis Developments began trading, providing a bespoke agency service to landowners and house builders who seek to acquire or dispose of land assets. In late 2010 Optimis moved to new offices as the business expanded. In recognition of our service to clients Optimis Consulting was a runner up in the RTPI UK Planner of the Year Award by a panel of peers.

2011 was a year of consolidation as Optimis Developments and Optimis Consulting both grew. Optimis Consulting’s Justin Wickersham won the RTPI UK Planner of the Year award based on our work with local communities an accolade of which we are very proud. By the end of 2011, the company was experiencing a high volume of work and it was time to expand and create a larger, more diverse business.

2012 was a big year for the company and Optimis took on two new members of staff. As the team has grown we have taken an innovative approach to staff recruitment and business development. We now employ a multidisciplinary team. Our philosophy is to recruit people from diverse, but related professions because they bring fresh ideas and an innovative approach to the planning process which benefits our clients. Each new member of the team wants to make a difference to the profession and who want to develop Optimis’ services to the benefit of future and existing clients.

2013 brought many exciting new projects, as well as continued success from established clients. We were also delighted at being a finalist in the “Community Investment Award” at the Beds Business Excellence Awards 2013 (beaten only by Luton Airport).

We were especially pleased win a further two awards at the 2014 Bedfordshire Federation of Small Business Awards.

2014 has seen significant growth in recruitment with the team doubling in size.  We have also reinforced good working relationships some loyal clients whilst being able to attract new clients as our reputation grows.  The emergence of a new business 'Optimis Estates' provides the start to another exciting chapter as we celebrate 5 years in business.  The Company is going from strength to strength, largely because of the people who work for us, the tremendous clients that we have worked with and the ethos that the company tries to achieve.

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Our Ethos

We aim to provide a range of planning and development services to those people with an interest in property, to enable them to optimise the value and use of their property interests through imaginative, planned and commercially prudent strategy.

We aim to pass on our technical and commercial knowledge of planning and development so that people with an interest in property may achieve their own success.

We aim to be professionally and socially respected; and be a company that grows so that everyone who works for or interacts with the Optimis is proud of their association and is inspired by it.

We aim to always be mindful when structuring our services and fees of our clients’ need to manage their funds and maximise their assets.

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Our Approach

Planning and development are intrinsically linked and this informs the basis of our approach. The variety of skills and experience in the team mean that we are able to provide a holistic approach for our clients. We pride ourselves on being able to provide an approach to planning that also understands the development and commercial aspects. We are therefore able to look at a project in the round and take viability into account.

Optimis is therefore not only able to seek to obtain your development planning permission, but we are able to work with you to get the best planning permission for your needs. We have experience in working in:

  • Local Authority
  • House Building
  • Property Management
  • Negotiation
  • Architectural Design
  • Urban Design
  • Rural Planning
  • Renewable Energy

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