Up close and personal... Meet our Lettings team

Our extensive Lettings team cover all of our 14 branches and are committed to providing a quality service. From finding the right tenant to effective management services they each have a passion for property, but what do they love most about their role, and what’s their favourite property TV programme? Join us as we get to know Bidmead Cook’s Lettings team.

 

Name: Natalie Young

Occupation:  Director of Lettings

Specialist Subject: Lettings in all areas of the business

What do you love most about your role? Developing the team and hearing wonderful feedback about the service landlords and tenants have received.

What got you into property? I started as a photocopy girl in an estate agents at 16 and worked my way up through every role in the business to finally becoming a director.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? Our extensive network and passionately dedicated team

What’s your favourite property TV programme? World’s most extraordinary homes.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Right here in the beautiful Forest of Dean and visit lots of wonderful countries as a holiday.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Nuts and fruit

What is your second love, next to property of course? Walks by the beautiful river and gardening.

 

Name: Sarah Hewitt

Occupation: Property Manager

Specialist Subject: Lettings in Lydney Head Office

What do you love most about your role?  Helping out our clients when they’re in need, and coming up with solutions to fix problems.

What got you into property? A friend of mine recommended me for a job, so that’s how I started in property. I began as a Negotiator but I’m now a Property Manager, so I know both aspects of the business.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? We have 14 offices, and a highly skilled team with lots of experience.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? Phil and Kirsty’s Love it or List it, or Location, Location, Location.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere by the ocean.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Healthy ones, of course.

What is your second love, next to property of course? My Family, my dogs, and Baileys.

  

Name: Andrew Brickel

Occupation: Lettings Negotiator

Specialist Subject: Lettings in Monmouthshire and Powys

What do you love most about your role?  The travel, getting to see spectacular scenery all year round.

What got you into property? Renovating a property when I was younger.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? The helpful and friendly staff; nothing is too much trouble.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? Homes Under the Hammer.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Pembrokeshire, South Wales.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Mentos.

What is your second love, next to property of course? My partner and two daughters.

 

Name: Nicola Widdowson

Occupation: Accounts Administrator                                                     

Specialist Subject: Lettings Accounts

What do you love most about your role? Number crunching!         

What got you into property? After completing an apprenticeship in business administration I then progressed into estate agency 16 years ago, and have been in the industry ever since.  I entered the industry as I love dealing with clients and have always found the property market so interesting.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? Our experienced and friendly staff within our vast network of offices.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? George Clarke’s Restoration Man, or A Place in the Sun.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Corfu or Cornwall – I love them both!

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Nothing, as there is always something sweet shared in the office

What is your second love, next to property of course?  Spending time with family and friends, as well as forest walks with my dog.

  

Name: Sharon Cooke

Occupation: Lettings Administrator

Specialist Subject: Lettings, inspections and administration

What do you love most about your role?  Working in such a great team environment.

What got you into property? Probably a long family history of being involved in the industry.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? Area coverage and excellent customer service.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? Grand Designs.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Anywhere sunny.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? None at the moment, but if I did it would be chocolate.

What is your second love, next to property of course? Family time.

 

Name: Helen Baker 

Occupation: Property Maintenance Manager & Renewals Negotiator

Specialist Subject: Maintenance and renewals

What do you love most about your role?  Securing tenants for landlords in fixed contracts.

What got you into property? It’s a fast-paced role, no two days are ever the same so it can’t get boring!

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? We are amazing; our team in Lydney is THE best!!

What’s your favourite property TV programme? Country File.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Wales!!

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? None.

What is your second love, next to property of course? My cottage, and gardening.

 

Name: Karren Simpson

Occupation: Lettings Manager

Specialist Subject: Lettings in Ross on Wye & Coleford

What do you love most about your role?  Meeting people, and the fact that there are never two days the same.

What got you into property? It’s in my blood!

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? Lettings Negotiators who always go the extra mile. We’re also a specialist property hub in Lydney.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Australia/New Zealand.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Jacobs Cracker Crisps.

What is your second love, next to property of course? Holidays, anywhere hot and sunny.

 

 Name: Emma Liverick 

Occupation: Lettings Negotiator

Specialist Subject: Lettings in Merthyr Tydfil

What do you love most about your role?  Meeting new people daily.

What got you into property?  I’ve always had a genuine interest in all things property.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? Friendly local experts with excellent service.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? A Place in the Sun.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Somewhere where the sun shines everyday.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Salt and vinegar rice cakes.

What is your second love, next to property of course? Going on holiday and spending time with my family.

  

Name: Chris Williams

Occupation: Lettings Negotiator

Specialist Subject: Lettings in Aberdare

What do you love most about your role?  Meeting the people of Aberdare.

What got you into property? My brother is Gavin, the Director of Bidmead Cook.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook?  We have wider scale of advertising than other agents in the area.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Australia.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Crisps.

What is your second love, next to property of course? Playing or coaching rugby.

 

Name: Kelly Jones

Occupation: Property Maintenance Manager

Specialist Subject: Lettings Maintenance, Head Office

What do you love most about your role?  Getting a serious maintenance issue such as no heating or hot water rectified for a tenant when they need it the most.

What got you into property? I’ve always loved watching property programmes and it’s interesting finding out why people are looking to move.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? The large area we cover.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? Love it or List it.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Cornwall.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Hula Hoops and bananas.

What is your second love, next to property of course? I love animals, so anything pet or wildlife related.

  

Name: Jenna Baldwin   

Occupation: Accounts Manager

Specialist Subject: Lettings Accounts

What do you love most about your role?  Number crunching!

What got you into property? The bank situated within Bidmead Cook closed, so I moved over to accounts within lettings.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? Professional service, friendly staff, and everyone has great knowledge and expertise in their specific area. We are passionate about what we do.

What’s your favourite property TV programme?  A Place in the Sun!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Ireland.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Fruit!

What is your second love, next to property of course? My family.

 

 Name: Brenda Jones

Occupation: Lettings Negotiator

Specialist Subject: Lettings in Ebbw Vale

What got you into property? I worked as an overseas holiday representative in Cyprus and have always enjoyed working with the public. When I returned home, a friend of mine who was a trainer for an estate agent made me aware of a job that had become available as a Sales Negotiator close to my home.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook? They provide a service that is second to none.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? A Place in the Sun.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Cyprus; I love the culture, climate and the people.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Almonds, fruit and cakes!

What is your second love, next to property of course? My family - I come from a very close family and I have a son who I am very proud of.