At Grisdales, we believe life is a property journey and our mission is to help you every step of the way with passion, honesty and expertise. We are considerate of our clients and colleagues and always strive to fulfil our potential.
We have thought long and hard about what it takes to make an excellent estate agent. We truly believe that our values provide a sound foundation for us to work from, allowing us to provide a professional service that our clients both expect and deserve. Continue reading to find out how we do what we promise to do.
“We all love our job! No two days are the same – and neither are our clients! We take great pride and pleasure in spending whatever time is necessary finding out each story and provide ways to help achieve individual property goals in a friendly, and at the same time, highly professional way.”
“I love our team ethos…we work brilliantly as a team and genuinely enjoy looking after our customers. I couldn’t work for any other agent, they just don’t have the passion for the job the way we do”
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.
“We work to support each member of our team both personally and professionally so that they have the skills and experience to support you with your property journey. We work hard and support each other, we relax together and have fun together supporting charity and community”
Introducing Nina, who joined Grisdales back in 2008. What started as a part-time role covering the accounting function has evolved into a full-time position where Nina manages various areas of responsibility. She’s our go-to person for all things finance, HR and payroll, IT and systems administration, as well as overseeing our company infrastructure.
Nina’s career journey has taken her through a diverse range of experiences. From working in the Civil Service to being part of a small privately owned business and even contributing to her own family business, she has always had a strong accounting background. Along the way, she has also embraced opportunities to showcase her adaptability and versatility, taking on additional tasks that complement her skill set.
Outside of the office, Nina thrives on adventures. Whether it’s tackling a new house project, engaging in thrilling outdoor activities, or embarking on a journey of learning and growth, she’s always seeking new experiences.
Connect with Nina on LinkedIn.
“I enjoy meeting potential new tenants and matching them to their perfect property, helping them every step along the way from the application process right through to move in – We are a very close team and all have a great working relationship always helping and working with each other to ensure all our clients get the best possible service throughout”
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.
If you are ready to start your journey with us, we look forward to meeting you. If you are not quite there yet, but have some questions, please get in touch and we will be happy to assist.
Alison and Judith have both been perfect! There is nothing at all to improve. The recent process has been very straight forward and smooth.
Rented my home through Grisdales Estate Agents. They made everything so easy and so simple! I would highly recommend renting with Grisdales. Thank you so [...]
Alison is brilliant!! Extremely helpful, professional and prompt in her communications.
My impressions of Grisdales are what a professional team of people to deal with. They communicate well (you will not believe how quickly and [...]
Great service, professional and very helpful from the team
Absolutely brilliant from day one. I switched to Grisdales (Cockermouth branch), from another agent because I’d not had much interest on my house in months. [...]
Booked for a no fee, no obligation valuation of my flat. Couldn't be happier with the service. Judith was very accommodating and got the job [...]
Alison and Destiny are both spot on and really good. Their communication skills are very good and they keep in touch with me.
Fantastic service from Grisdales with regards to purchase of my first house. Helen, Claire and the rest of the team were really helpful and supportive [...]