New promotion at Cooke & Arkwright

3 November 2020
  • Rhian Howells Cooke & Arkwright Land Agency

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Cooke & Arkwright has promoted Rhian Howells in its Land Agency department to the position of Associate. Rhian joined the firm in 2015 having previously been a commercial real estate solicitor with an international law firm.

Rhian subsequently gained her MSc in Rural Land and Business Management, became a Member of the RICS and a RICS Registered Valuer, and most recently a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV).

Chris Hyde, Director of Land Agency said, “Rhian’s promotion is richly deserved and is testament to the hard work and dedication she’s shown since starting at Cooke & Arkwright.  I am really pleased for her.”

Rhian commented, “I’m thrilled to have been promoted. It has been a tough year with the sad death of our much-admired Director, Rod Perons, and with the all-pervasive coronavirus. However, our Land Agency team has bonded together more than ever and worked exceptionally hard to maintain our positive and enjoyable work environment, both remotely and in the office. A special shout-out goes to our favourite cavapoochon puppy, Dougie, who has contributed particularly well as the new team mascot!

“I’m looking forward to continuing my work with the Land Agency team, including providing support to our Director, Chris Hyde. Year on year I’ve become increasingly client-facing and have been involved with greater responsibilities within the firm, which are aspects of the role I’ve always enjoyed and hope to continue.”

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