Bonsors is an independent company originally based in Kingston upon Thames and Richmond which dates back to 1872. When it was first established, the business was a local general practice estate agents and surveyors dealing primarily with residential property, having 8 offices in the SW London & Surrey area.
The commercial property section of the business began in the 1960s and in the 1980s the firm as a whole was sold to a public company.
The current practice which was formed in 1989, as a purchase from the public company, is owned by Tim Gauld, MRICS and Andrew Pollard, FRICS.
Tim Gauld joined the Bonsor Penningtons practice in 1982 and Andrew Pollard joined in 1984.
The practice has a long established and successful track record in the valuation, acquisition and disposal of commercial and industrial properties in the South West, West London & Surrey area. In August 2010 the company began trading under the new name of 'Bonsors'.
In 2013 the firm expanded by acquiring SH Professional in Ealing before transferring the services provided by this office to its main site in Kingston. The acquisition enabled Bonsors to bring together extensive skill sets and specialist expertise and expand its services. In addition, it extended its geographical reach to include west London, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire incorporating the M4 corridor.
Former SH Professional principal Kate Horn, who had remained with the new business as a partner, has now retired although she continues to support Bonsors with her expertise on a consultancy basis.