Cooke & Arkwright wins Commercial Agent of the Year award for second year running

30 March 2021
  • Directors Cooke & Arkwright Commercial Agent of the Year Cardiff Property Awards
  • Directors Cooke & Arkwright Commercial Agent of the Year Cardiff Property Awards

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Cooke & Arkwright has been named Commercial Agent of the Year 2020 at the second Cardiff Property Awards, held virtually on Friday 26th March 2021. It is the second year in a row that the firm has been named Commercial Agent of the Year after winning the title in the 2019 inaugural awards.

The Cardiff Property Awards celebrate the best of the Cardiff property sector, from commercial to residential, lettings and new builds.

Cooke & Arkwright was also ‘highly commended’ in the Employer of the Year award, coming runner-up amongst nine other finalists.

The judges said, “Cooke & Arkwright is royalty in commercial property, with an impressive 120th anniversary year - the most active agent in 2020.”

Andrew Gardner, Managing Director at Cooke & Arkwright commented, “To have achieved this award following the most challenging year is a great endorsement of the commitment and hard work shown by our teams.  

“Our 120th anniversary year has been difficult, as it has for all businesses, but we have remained very busy, working harder than ever to support our clients and respond to their needs. 

“We are very pleased to also have been ‘highly commended’ in the Employer of the Year award. We believe our people are our greatest asset.

“We trust in our staff and have a strong teamworking culture and spirit that has been key to us over the last 12 months. They have all committed with loyalty and dedication, to help us through such a difficult time.

“Throughout 2020 we continued to recruit graduates and qualified surveyors in different parts of the business, and have fresh and energetic new talent emerging which will keep departments resilient and well prepared for the future. 

“I would like to express enormous congratulations to all our staff on winning the Commercial Agent of the Year title for the second consecutive year. We look forward with confidence to the opportunities that 2021 and the coming years will bring.”

Read more on the awards here: Cardiff Property Awards

Mansford has expanded its investment portfolio over the last few years. Over this time Andrew West has provided us with a full rating valuation service which has involved giving a view on liabilities prior to acquisitions, as well as conducting negotiations with Valuation Officers on our UK estate. The portfolio includes a wide range of properties from shops, offices and pubs to major leisure schemes. He has been particularly successful in mitigating our liabilities to empty property rate, which has been an issue on acquisition prior to implementing our development and letting strategy. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew's expertise in rating valuation for all property types. The profile of property within his portfolio and the successes achieved are testament to his position as an extremely accomplished rating practitioner.

Leopold Hall, Partner, Mansford LLP