Meet The

Professional Team

Romica Avadanoaei


Romica started his business journey in the sales industry 30 years ago. He has established several businesses over the years and worked for some companies in London, bringing his knowledge in Business Development and the B2B (business to business) sector. With over 3 decades of experience, he has managed to start, train and develop several sales teams, using a variety of strategies.

Being a friendly and talkative character, he always found success in approaching new people, which led to many business connections over time. He brought the same passion and drive to the property investment business by embracing the property investors networks. In first years, he participated daily in as many property investors networks, workshops and seminars as possible.

During this time, he has enriched his knowledge and experience that allows him to work for a carefully selected group of property investors as a property deal sourcer, helping them find profitable property deals in the West and North West of London. Meeting with so many people over the years have led him to develop his database with over 500 investors and over 300 real estate agents.

He is an experienced public speaker, preparing and participating in numerous events, seminars and conferences. Also, he was invited to speak at online webinars in the Direct Selling industry for various products and companies.

Ian Spreadbury

Financial Adviser and Accountant

Ian has a wealth of creative commercial experience to bring to emerging and established businesses alike. He focuses on the SME sector helping companies to establish and develop through the application of sound business strategy. Ian specialises in the establishment and improvement of company’s business processes and in cost reduction using Business Process Outsorcing (BPO) particularly in the area of Financial Management Solutions and tax and commercial planning strategy’s.

Ian has significant experience in the Tax and Accounting sector having spent the last 15 years as a founding partner establishing and growing what is now a top 100 tax and accountancy practice. His particular area of specialism is in the Property Sector, being a property investor himself and with many years experience coaching clients to develop and grow their own property businesses. Ian has also founded a second Tax and Accountancy Practice focusing on Property Investment, Providence Financial Ltd which supports property investment businesses all over the world invest into the UK property market.

Dan Stiles

Project Manager

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, in which he has managed either the commercial and project management roles on behalf of contractors & developers in the UK, Caribbean and Middle East, spanning new build, renovation, and refurbishment projects within the residential sectors as well as having gained extensive experience in commercial sectors of marine, leisure, education, healthcare, commercial and retail and projects ranging from £50k – £3.8b.

His years of experience working in the industry coupled with his success of buying, renovating, and selling multiple previous properties provides him with an invaluable degree of expertise and knowledge.

Following a demand by clients for project management services, Dan founded in early 2020 Syndicate Project Management to provide tailored Project Management Services to Developers, and with a growing client portfolio the business looks set to be as successful as his other companies.

Past times includeRoad cycling, Dan has cycled thousands of miles across the UK and Europe cycling though countries such as France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Corsica, Sardinia and as far afield as the Middle East and Caribbean. Dan also enjoys partaking in woodland skills and volunteer to help maintain a small oak woodland.

Colin Smith

Planning Consultant, Developer and Public Speaker

My name is Colin Smith, I have been established for over 30 years and over that time have been involved with hundreds of planning issues and resolved a great many of them positively for my clients.

With wide experience in all areas of buildings and planning regulation, I help people make the most out of their property or any land they may own.

The important factor is in knowing what you can and cannot do with a property or area of land. So, with an insight into building controls, planning policy and law, I can help find a practical and economical solution.

I work with clients so they achieve value out of their property in a way which will usually give them more space, enable them to expand, or realise a land asset.

In terms of land, I advise on the options available and the potential uses of that land, whether that is a residential property or number of properties or other use. I will oversee the design process and liaise with the Local Authority and obtain necessary approvals.

I have extensive knowledge of planning regulations and controls, hands-on construction know-how, can project manage, and possess an acute understanding of planning law and policies.

Relationships are key to the process – with both the client and the planning authority – and through my experience, knowledge and contacts, offer a comprehensive “one-stop shop” service to all planning and building needs.

My early experience was in private architectural practice, learning the art of drawing and design and helping the company become one of the early adopters of CAD (computer-aided-design).

On becoming self-employed, I ran an architectural, property and design business and co-ordinated a design and building team on a wide range of domestic projects

Whether it is an extension, conversion or new-build, I offer a complete planning and building service through helping secure planning permission, providing expert advice, estimates, liaison with councils and builders and troubleshooting.

Mike Sandhu

Architect - BA (Hons) ACIAT

Mike gained invaluable experience after completing his degree in Architectural Technology with a number of practices, working on a wide range of projects from large commercial sites to housing projects. Mike joined Stephens Cox Associates in 2008 and is now a director at SC Architecture.

We are a young, vibrant RIBA chartered practice with a wealth of experience gained as the former architectural wing of Stephens Cox Associates. We pride ourselves on our customer service and willingness to go the ‘extra mile.’  We are based in Chandlers Ford near Southampton but undertake projects right across England.

We provide a full range of architectural services for both refurbishment and new build projects with contract values of up to £10,000,000. We have particular specialisms within the production of option studies for both government and commercial clients. We are also experienced in working with developers on bespoke housing sites/ schemes.

We are small enough to offer a personal service where everyone in our team will be aware of your project and be on hand to offer support and advice where required. We are large enough to possess the wide range of skills and resources necessary to ensure that your project will be completed to the standard that you require. We a RIBA Charted Practice and quality assured to BS ISO9001, we keep our costs competitive and we care about what we do.

SC Architecture

Derek Mason

Chartered Structural Engineer

Derek Mason CEng PrEng MSc(Eng) MSAICE MICE MIStructE is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the field of structural engineering. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa and has worked on projects of various sizes and complexity in various parts of Africa and has worked in the UK since 1998.

Derek has worked for a broad range of engineering consultants in South Africa and the UK, with consultants in the UK such as Watermans, Capita Symonds as well as smaller niche consultants such as Jan Bobrowski & Partners and NRM Consultants. It was while at Jan Bobrowski & Partners and NRM Bobrowski that Derek worked on a broad range of sports and leisure projects including football stands and racecourse stands. NRM Bobrowski was sold to Capita Symonds in 2008, and it is while working at these firms where Derek was involved with the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Derek has had a passion for athletics, particularly the middle distances, from his secondary school days where he competed and set several records in the middle distances. He then moved to road races including half marathons and then onto the full marathon. Derek has completed more than 100 full marathons, as well as 13 number 35-mile ultra-marathons in a running career spanning over 40 years. It was therefore a dream come true for Derek to become involved with the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Derek led the team that did the third-party check for the Structural Engineering and Technical Review of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, working for the Olympic delivery authority (ODA). This included reviewing the design and construction of the foundations right up to the roof structure. This covered both the structural engineering design checks as well as the on-site checking of the construction. Derek is the Author of the book “Will It Stand Up? – A Professional Engineer’s View of the Creation of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium” This is available on Amazon, where it became an Amazon #1 Best Seller when it was launched in December 2017.

Derek is the Founding Director of the multi-award-winning niche structural engineering consultancy, Super Structures Associates Limited. Derek has also been a consultant to Sky News on the collapse of a large crane into the Sao Paulo’s Corinthians Arena in Brazil in November 2013, while it was being built for the FIFA Football World cup held in June 2014.