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Meet the boss!
Say hello to Rachel, the driving force behind Grisdales! She’s the captain of our ship, steering the company in the right direction and making sure we’re always on course. Responsible for the strategy and direction of the company, day-to-day work involves ensuring our people, systems and brand are working cohesively and aligned with our culture and company values of passion, honesty, expertise, consideration and potential. Her main priority is to ensure the whole team is engaged and enjoying their work… a happy team means happy customers.
Rachel’s journey with Grisdales started over 20 years ago, and as the business grew, so did her responsibilities. By the end of 2014, she was running the business, and in 2016, she officially became the owner of the company. But before joining Grisdales, Rachel had her own business, providing accounting and management information services to local companies. And way back, she worked for the international company Dupont.
As a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents, Rachel is always staying up-to-date with the latest industry knowledge. She’s also a lifelong learner, having completed programs like the Women in Cumbria Taking The Lead initiative and a Level 4 qualification in Business Management. She’s even part of the prestigious Leadership Summit program by The Property Academy.
When Rachel isn’t busy leading the charge at Grisdales, she’s surrounded by her big, loving family. With three children, three stepchildren, and several grandkids, family get-togethers are her favourite. And to stay fit and unwind, she hits the trails for a run or a leisurely walk in the fells. Of course, she always finds time to kick back and relax with her husband Neil.
Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.
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Meet Laura, our Property Marketing Manager!
Laura’s main role is to help our clients achieve their property goals by ensuring a profitable and smooth sale. She’s the go-to person for valuable advice on how to market your home effectively and get the best price. From developing a personalised marketing strategy to arranging stunning photos and brochures, Laura will make sure your property stands out and attracts potential buyers. While our Client Services Team handles viewings and offers, Laura keeps a close eye on your property’s marketing progress to ensure things are moving forward. She also provides professional property valuations for probate and inheritance tax purposes.
Before joining us, Laura had a career background in banking and dental nursing. Her Level 3 ILM certification in Management and her natural people skills make her a superstar when it comes to connecting with others. Plus, with around 30 different homes under her belt since she was 20, she knows a thing or two about the property market!
Originally from the South of England, Laura has called Workington home for quite some time. But she’s always up for visiting her family and friends down south. When she’s not hard at work, you’ll find Laura having a blast running around Whinlatter Forest with her two grandsons, embracing her inner child. She’s also a social butterfly who loves dining out, cooking, and going on exciting adventures. Whether it’s a quick city break or a sun-soaked getaway, Laura has a passion for exploring new places.
Meet Lesley, a valued member of the Grisdales team since 2017. She started as a Weekend Receptionist after taking a short break following the birth of her daughter. Since then, Lesley’s dedication and hard work have led her to progress within the company.
Currently, Lesley holds the position of Lead Generation Manager, overseeing the areas of Whitehaven, Workington, and their surroundings. Her role involves identifying potential leads and opportunities to support the growth of our business.
With a background in customer service and sales, Lesley has honed her skills over the years. Prior to joining Grisdales, she spent five years as a Client Services Advisor, eventually transitioning into a Client Accountant role.
Outside of work, Lesley enjoys spending time with her family. She lives in Whitehaven with her husband Andrew and their daughter Ella Amelia-Lilly. On weekends, they are joined by Lesley’s stepdaughter, Emma Louise. In her free time, Lesley’s passion for cars takes centre stage and she can often be found attending the latest car shows.
Find Lesley on LinkedIn.
Without our amazing customers, we wouldn't be here. It delights us when we read some of the wonderful words written in reviews, thank you cards, on social media and email, saying how thankful people are for the service received. It is always our aim to give 110%. Thank you.
I am a tenant through Grisdales and I have also been a landlord of Grisdales. I am very happy with everything that has been happening. [...]
Nicola was a great help, professional service and ended up in a lovely property.
Alison was great in helping me find a rental place! Great communication at all times and easy to use web site.
Destiny very helpful, Grisdales get the job done!