Key promotions at Cooke & Arkwright

Strategic promotions follow strong growth in 2016

15 November 2016

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Cooke & Arkwright has made a number of strategic promotions on the back of strong growth in 2016, with five key staff being promoted to Director, Associate Director and Associate level within the firm. Elizabeth Hill has been promoted to Director of Property Valuation and will now be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day valuation business.

Working within the professional department, she has been one of the firm’s key valuation contacts, valuing commercial properties and development appraisals throughout Wales. Elizabeth is experienced in public sector asset valuations including Universities, Local Authorities and Government Sponsored Organisations.  She also provides advice to private sector organisations for accounting and strategic purposes.

Ian Hyman has been promoted to Associate Director and will assist Director Philip Angell in developing the Property Management business.

After joining the firm in 2007, Ian has been involved in dealing with commercial estate management encompassing properties in the office, industrial and retail sectors.

Huw Jones has been promoted to Associate Director and will work alongside director Andrew West providing advice on Business Rate assessments for clients for all types of commercial property including industrial, office and retail premises in Wales and England. He will also work within this established team in advising clients how to benefit from the upcoming 2017 Rating Revaluation.

Tim Lawley has been promoted to Associate Director of Office agency and Industrial agency to assist director Ben Bolton in growing the department.

Ben Davies is now Associate within Cooke & Arkwright’s Retail Agency team and will work alongside Director Huw Thomas in growing the firm’s retail client base.

Commenting on the appointments, Andrew Gardner, Managing Director of Cooke & Arkwright, said: “It is a great pleasure to see the progress of our staff in their career development. This is a ‘people business’ and the promotions reflect the contribution each has made to the growth of their particular business area, as well as their commitment to the firm as a whole.”

The Leekes Retail and Leisure Group have substantial property assets within the group and have engaged Andrew West to appeal against rating assessments on these properties since 2010. We have consistently been impressed by Andrew's knowledge of the property market and his negotiating skills have been exceptional. Given Andrew's outstanding performance, we would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to any business large or small seeking to appeal their rates liabilities.

Mike Fowler, Group Finance Director, Leekes Group