Cockermouth | Grisdales Estate Agents


40 Main Street
CA13 9LQ


01900 829977


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Opening hours Closed

  • Monday09:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday09:00 - 17:30
  • Friday09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Estate Agent & Letting Agent in Cockermouth

Grisdales Estate Agents are Cockermouth’s local, multi-award-winning, full-service Estate Agents. Our two branches offer professional property services to Cockermouth, Workington, Whitehaven, and the rest of West Cumbria.

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Meet the Cockermouth Team

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Rachel Ritson MARLA Managing Director

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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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Laura Weir Property Marketing Manager

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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.

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Judith Cameron MARLA Property Marketing Manager

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Meet Judith, our longest-serving team member who has been with Grisdales since we opened our doors in 1997.

With decades of experience in sales and lettings, Judith brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. She takes great pride in delivering first-class customer care, combining professionalism with a personable approach. By engaging in meaningful conversations, Judith strives to understand your unique needs and collaborates closely with you to develop the best strategy for selling or letting your home within your desired timeframe. With integrity, expertise, and efficiency, Judith ensures a seamless experience for her clients.

As a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (MARLA), Judith stays up-to-date with industry standards and best practices.

Outside of work, Judith embraces an active outdoor lifestyle. She enjoys paddleboarding on local lakes, exploring the fells with her family, and indulging in her true passion for cold water swimming. In fact, she even holds a gold medal from the Scottish Winter Swimming Championships!

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Melanie Wykes Senior Property Manager

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Meet Mel, who takes care of our extensive portfolio of properties. From maintenance and repairs to refurbishments, Mel ensures that our properties are in top shape and ready to be rented out. She also conducts inspections and check-outs, making sure that everything is in order for our tenants. Mel's career journey began as a graduate Hotel and Catering Manager at Marriott Hotels in the bustling city of London. However, her passion for the great outdoors and a desire for a change of pace led her to make the move to the beautiful countryside of Cumbria in 2005. Along the way, she transitioned into roles focused on sales and business development, using her expertise to drive success. Living in West Cumbria has been a dream come true for Mel and her family. They fully embrace the outdoor playground that this region offers, whether it's hiking up the stunning fells or kayaking on the serene lakes. Mel cherishes every moment spent in nature and values the sense of tranquility and adventure it brings.
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Nina Moore Head of Business Support

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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.

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Kerry Mclaughlin Business Administrator

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Meet Kerry, our Business Administrator who joined Grisdales in late 2021. In her role, Kerry provides invaluable support to our Sales and Lettings Teams across both offices. With over 20 years of experience in administration and finance, gained during her time at Copeland Borough Council's Beacon Museum, Kerry brings a wealth of expertise to our team.

Living in Whitehaven, Kerry cherishes quality time with her loved ones, whether it's over a cup of coffee, lending a hand in their allotment, or enjoying the company of her two adorable godsons. When she's not busy at work or spending time with friends and family, Kerry enjoys coastal walks and visiting the cinema. She also has a deep passion for history, often exploring historical museums and indulging in captivating historical fiction books.

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Helen Mason Client Services Manager

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Introducing Helen, a valued member of Team Grisdales since 2015. She initially joined as a Sales Negotiator at our Workington Office, marking a significant career change after serving as a Police Officer with Cumbria Constabulary. Helen's dedication and hard work led her to progress into the role of Senior Sales Negotiator and she currently holds the position of Sales Client Services Manager. Her passion for both people and property shines through as she consistently strives to deliver the best possible customer service experience.

When Helen isn't busy helping clients, she enjoys the comforts of home in Seaton. There, she lives with her husband Andy, her son and daughter, her stepson, and their delightful Cocker Spaniel named Molly.

Connect with Helen via Linkedin and say hi!

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Beverly Sargeant Business Administrator

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Meet Beverly! She joined our team in 2019 as an Executive Assistant and has since taken on the role of Business Administrator, providing remote support. With a diverse career spanning Financial Services, Civil Service, and Local Authority in her home County of Northamptonshire, Beverly brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Grisdales.

Although she recently moved to the area, Beverly is already falling in love with Cumbria and all that it has to offer. When she's not busy supporting our team, you can find her tending to her allotment, discovering the hidden gems of the area, or cherishing precious moments with her beautiful granddaughter.

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Alison Scurr Client Services Manager

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Say hello to Alison, our Lettings Client Services Manager, who has been an essential part of our team since 2014. Although she graduated from University with a BA in Education Studies, Alison decided to follow a different path.

With over 20 years of experience in various customer service roles, including retail, banking, and recruitment, Alison found her calling in the estate agency industry. She excels in her role, providing exceptional service and support to our clients. In fact, she completed the Level 3 Course in Residential Letting and Property Management in November 2019, demonstrating her commitment to delivering a personalised and professional experience.

Being a lifelong resident of Cumbria, Alison has an impressive knowledge of the area, allowing her to offer valuable advice and insights. When she's not assisting our clients, you can find her exploring the beautiful fells, hitting the gym, or enjoying quality time with friends and family.