About Us

Gradient was born in 2003 out of the shared vision of directors Clare Armstrong and Richard Garland who believed (and still do) that a firm could give clients the expertise of a larger London practice, but with a commitment to delivering a personal service and developing strong client relationships.


From the coffee tables of the original Bills in Lewes, the Gradient ethos was developed and the firm was founded on the belief that there was a better, friendlier way of doing business in our sector. Many a cake and coffee later, we have grown to an award-winning firm with a team of experts who share and deliver that original vision.

Our client list now includes many Prime Central London properties (with some celebrity names) as well as The Environment Agency, Alexandra Palace and London Fire Brigade and is growing all the time. From surveys of residential properties in the Sussex countryside to working with public sector bodies to help them make sense of the legislation that comes with owning property – our services are diverse.

With our head office in Eastbourne and bases in Mayfair and Lewes, our work takes us across Sussex, Kent and London on buildings large and small.

Meet the the team you’ll be working with.

"a shared vision for a firm that could give clients the expertise of a larger London practice but with a real focus on developing relationships and offering a personal service."