‘I was recommended to Charlcombe Homes by a friend of mine in the property business and worked with Alastair Gibson over several years with a view to developing my land on Lansdown. Eighty per cent of our negotiations were on the basis of a gentleman’s agreement and on the understanding that we were both negotiating in good faith. The deal took a few years in the planning since neither of us were in an especial hurry. At every stage I found Alastair, whose world of property is not renowned for the integrity of those who work in it, to be straightforward, direct and honest – the most desired and consequently relatively rare qualities necessary when large sums of money are at stake. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to any landowner contemplating the possible development of their land.