Goodman Nash unearths significant savings for Wiltshire Museums 

By Anita Jaynes on 19 September, 2023

Wiltshire-based property tax experts Goodman Nash have been doing their part to preserve local history.

The Devizes-based business has uncovered significant savings for four of the county’s museums, leading to substantial rebates and helping to reduce future costs against a backdrop of an increased cost of living.

Trowbridge Museum, The Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury Museum and Chippenham Museum have all been helped by the investigative efforts of the Goodman Nash team.

Utilising their 29 years of experience in business rates and property tax, combined with their in-house research capabilities, the company was able to recoup £475,000 across the four museums – £179,000 of which was for the Trowbridge Museum.

During a routine audit, researchers at Goodman Nash identified possible savings to be made, and following discussions were appointed to pursue the case.

Lance Allan, Town Clerk at Trowbridge Town Council, said, “Goodman Nash made contact with Trowbridge Museum as their team believed they could help us to reduce our overheads and reclaim money we had overpaid in business rates.

“After conducting our own research into the company it was clear that they were reputable and had a proven track record in this area. We decided to pursue the claim with them and we have been delighted with the result.

“Museums like ours are incredibly important to preserve the history of our region. Like many other organisations we have been affected by the increased cost of living in recent years, but these substantial savings will help Trowbridge Museum enormously.

“It has been fantastic to work alongside a Wiltshire business for the ultimate benefit of the Wiltshire community.”

Operated by Trowbridge Town Council, the Museum has been located in The Shires in the town centre since 1991. The savings will ensure that residents and visitors can continue to learn about and enjoy the history of the town and the part it played in the development of the west country woollen cloth industry.

Business Development Manager at Goodman Nash, Jason Delaney, said, “Providing assistance with property tax matters is what we do on a daily basis across the country, but to help out these fantastic organisations in our home county is particularly rewarding.

“Each of the museums we have supported has its own part of the Wiltshire story to tell. We’re really pleased that our work will ultimately reduce their overheads and allow them to continue to provide a fantastic resource for people in Wiltshire and beyond.”

Pictured above: Inside Trowbridge Museum