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Cockermouth

Address

40 Main Street
Cockermouth
Cumbria
CA13 9LQ

Phone

01900 829977

Email

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  • 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 Managing Director

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Rachel best describes her role as being the captain of the ship!  She makes sure the company is heading in the right direction, at the right speed and adjusting the coordinates as and when necessary.  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 are engaged and enjoying their work… a happy team means happy customers.Prior to joining Grisdales, Rachel had her own business working for a number of local companies, providing accounts and management information and before moving to West Cumbria almost 25 years ago, Rachel worked for the international company Dupont.Rachel joined Grisdales over 20 years ago and as the business grew so did her responsibilities. Over the years her day to day became heavily estate agency orientated and by the end of 2014 Rachel was solely managing the business, before becoming full owner of the company in 2016.  Rachel is a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents and continues to develop her knowledge and skills with a number of qualifications in Business Management.  Having carried out the Women in Cumbria Taking The Lead programme, alongside a Level 4 qualification in Business Management, Rachel loves learning and has been a member of The Property Academy since 2013, this included being part of the highly esteemed Leadership Summit programme – Leadership SummitHaving three children, three step children, and two grandchildren with one on the way, Rachel has a busy home life and loves nothing more than family get togethers.  Keeping fit and healthy are also a passion with running and walking the fells, on the agenda most weekends… and of course there’s always time to chill out and relax with husband Neil!
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LAURA WEIR Property Marketing Manager

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Laura is responsible for visiting new properties to give vendors advice on marketing their homes. She also places new homes on the market; including taking photographs and measurements and drafting brochures.  She is responsible for reviewing property marketing progress and securing price reductions where appropriate. What’s more; she draws up probate and landlord valuation reports, is occasional cover for the front office negotiating team and she also attends the sales steering committee meetings.Laura has been with Grisdales for several years in many roles and has enjoyed all she has done. She started her career in banking, but was also a dental receptionist for ten years – so her career history is varied! She has a Level 3 ILM (Institute of Learning and Management) in Management and is a people person – dealing with people is what she does best!Laura has lived in Workington for almost five years, she has two grown up children and two grandsons, all whom she enjoys spending time with! For Laura, nothing beats running around Whinlatter Forest with small children (releasing your inner child!). She also loves socialising, restaurants, cooking, city breaks at the weekend and she loves holidays (the hotter and sunnier the better!) Laura also loves visiting the South of England where the rest of her family live. Since she was 20, she has had approximately 30 different homes, so we think she is well qualified for her job!
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JUDITH CAMERON Property Marketing Manager

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Judith joined Grisdales in 1997 and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in sales and lettings.  She prides herself in giving first class customer care in a very professional yet personable manner.  She’ll talk with you to understand your needs and will work closely with you to agree the best possible strategy for selling or letting your home within the timescale to suit you.  Judith approaches all she does with integrity, expertise and efficiency.

When Judith isn’t at work you’ll find her enjoying life outdoors – she loves paddle-boarding on the local lakes, walking the fells with her family but her real passion is cold water swimming being a gold medal winner at the Scottish Winter Swimming Championships!

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RUTH HUTCHINSON Property Portfolio Assistant

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As a Property Portfolio Assistant, Ruth works as part of the team looking after our portfolio of properties, maintaining the properties to a high standard and keeping our customers happy. The safety of our tenants is paramount and Ruth is responsible for sustaining this, arranging the relevant safety checks required to meet industry standards.Ruth has a great deal of experience in customer facing roles across a diverse and varied range of businesses.  She has “enjoyed” the challenge of getting to know the intricacies of double glazing, plumbing and social housing.As a mother of two young energetic boys, Ruth works hard at getting the work/life balance just right to keep everyone happy. There is little time for her own hobbies but usually manages to make some time to keep on top of her social media page and creating personalised gifts.
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MELANIE WYKES Property Portfolio Co-ordinator

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Mel is part of the lettings team at Cockermouth, looking after the portfolio of properties and their maintenance, repairs and refurbishments.  Mel also carries out inspections and check-outs whilst ensuring health and safety compliance for our properties.Mel started her career as a graduate Hotel and Catering Manager at Marriott Hotels in London.  Working through various management roles in the field of hospitality led her more into Sales and Business Development.  She was  eventually able to escape the “Big Smoke” and moved, in 2005, to enjoy country life in Cumbria.Mel loves being in West Cumbria and enjoys everything this great outdoor playground offers both to her and her family, whether it’s up on the Fells or kayaking on one of the beautiful lakes.
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NINA MOORE Head of Business Support

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Nina joined Grisdales in 2008, when she started working 3 days per week covering the accounting function, which has developed into the full-time position she now holds. Her areas of responsibility cover Finance; HR and Payroll; IT and Systems Administration; and company infrastructure.

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Nina’s previous work experience varies, working in the Civil Service, for a small privately owned business and within her own family business; there is also a little bit of retail experience thrown in for variety.  All of Nina’s previous roles have been accounting based, within some additional tasks taking advantage of her adaptability and versatility.Adventures are part of Nina’s life, whether it be a new house project, an outdoor activity or a learning adventure.
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KERRY MCLAUGHLIN Business Administrator

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Kerry joined Grisdales in late 2021. Her role as Business Administrator see's her support our Sales and Lettings Teams in both offices. She has a wealth of administration and financial experience, having worked for Copeland Borough Council at The Beacon Museum for over 20 years before joining the team.Living in Whitehaven, Kerry enjoys spending time with friends and family, whether that's catching up over a coffee, helping out in their allotment, or spending the day with her two gorgeous godsons. She likes going on coastal walks, visiting the cinema, and has a keen interest in history, particularly visiting historical museums and reading historical fiction books.
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JACQUI KING Property Management Accounts

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Jacqui is responsible for keeping accurate daily accounts for our three branches throughout West Cumbria, as well as dealing with general enquiries from landlords, tenants, contractors and work colleagues.On leaving school, Jacqui trained to become a nurse and carried out her nursing role for eight years.  She then began working in an accounts role within a variety of establishments, before joining the Estate Agency business nine years ago where she carries out a specialised role within the Grisdales accounts department.Jacqui’s hobbies include foreign travel, eating out and watching motor sports. She lives in West Cumbria and has three sons and a Bichon Frise dog.
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HELEN MASON Senior Sales Negotiator

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As Senior Sales Negotiator, Helen’s role in the business includes arranging and carrying out viewings, negotiating and agreeing sales, sales progression and lots of communicating between Vendors and Purchasers.

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Prior to joining Grisdales 5 years ago as a Sales Negotiator, Helen, who had previously been a Police Officer with Cumbria Constabulary, opted for a complete change of career and has never looked back.Helen is passionate about people and strives to provide the best possible customer service experience.
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DESTINY EVANS Senior Sales Negotiator

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As a senior sales advisor, Destiny brings a uniquely empathetic approach.

Her incredible work ethic and deep understanding of people's personal needs leads to an irreplaceable experience, whether you are buying or selling. Always willing to go the extra mile, Destiny is incredibly thorough and dedicated to ensuring the greatest customer service is delivered with every home.

Destiny is married to Jamie and has recently been on maternity leave to have a beautiful baby girl, Paige. She enjoys spending time with her new young family, especially getting out in the lakes with her dog, Buddy the Beagle. She loves catching up with family and friends with a tea or wine!

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BEVERLY SARGEANT Executive Assistant

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Beverly’s career has spread over quite a diverse range including Financial Services, Civil Service and Local Authority in her home County of Northamptonshire.

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Having moved to the area quite recently Beverly is enjoying getting to know Cumbria and Cumbrian life.  Outside of work you will find her either preparing her allotment, exploring the area or spending time with her beautiful granddaughter.
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ALISON SCURR Senior Lettings Negotiator

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After graduating from University with a BA in Education Studies Alison decided not to go in to teaching but took a different career path.

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With over 20 years’ experience in Customer Service roles which have included retail, banking and recruitment at all levels, Alison decided to turn her hand to estate agency and almost 7 years later is still here now working as Senior Letting Negotiator. She has successfully completed the Level 3 Course in Residential Letting and Property Management in November 2019 to ensure that she delivers a professional but personal service to our clients. Having lived in Cumbria all her life, Alison has excellent knowledge of the area and is well placed to offer advice.

In her spare time Alison enjoys getting out walking the fells, going to the gym and socialising.

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JESSICA DOUGLAS Sales Receptionist

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As the Sales Receptionist, Jessica is often the first person you will come in to contact with at the Cockermouth office. She'll assist with your initial enquiry and book all your sales-related appointments. You can also find her conducting property viewings, collecting viewing feedback and helping the sales team with administration tasks.Jessica joined Grisdales in 2021 having previously worked in a customer-facing role at Citizens Advice Bureau and most recently, in recruitment at Low Level Waste Repository Ltd.Outside of work, you'll find Jessica at some kind of concert, anywhere from the smallest gig right up to the big concerts - music is her passion and she's pleased to be able to go back out and enjoy live music with friends and family! Jessica also loves to travel to the likes of Spain, Sicily and Poland with Rome and New York being on the top of her bucket list. Her friends and family are very important to her and she particularly loves spending time with her parents, six-year-old sister, Violet, and adorable Staffie, Clyde.