Guns at Sandringham

17 January 2018

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In January 2018, Cooke & Arkwright consultant and former Chairman, Roger Thomas, took part as one of the guns in the Cocker Spaniel Championship at Sandringham, by kind invitation from Her Majesty The Queen. The two day event was hosted on the Wolferton beat, part of the Estate.

Other guns included Cooke & Arkwright client Nick Williams, Sir Gareth Edwards, Simon Hickling (Sandringham Land Agent), Peter Fawcett, Manager of Sheik Al Maktoum’s grouse moors in Durham, and Geoff Garrod, Headkeeper of The Audley End Estate.

Photo 1  - The team receive their gift from H.M. The Queen; (Roger Thomas, far right; Nick Williams, left and Sir Gareth Edwards, second right of the Queen)
Photo 2 - The Queen greets Roger Thomas

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