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.”

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