A Pottered History
CP Walker & Son is one of Nottingham's longest established businesses
The Company was founded back in 1896 by Charles Potter Walker, principally to manage properties that had recently been constructed by members of his family. The Company diversified into insurance soon afterwards, originally collecting premiums from shopkeepers along Beeston High Road and from the traders at Nottingham's Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market.
The designation "& Son" was added to the company name in 1926 when Philip Arthur Walker was made a partner by his father. Philip Walker took over the helm in 1931 and in particular expanded the company's Insurance department, becoming an underwriting member of Lloyd's in 1954. In 1956, Charles Philip Walker became the third generation of the Walker family to join the business. Charles Walker has been the Managing Partner since 1968 and is responsible for the running of the firm's Property Department.
The family tradition continues into its fourth generation, with Dan Walker being appointed as a partner in January 2004 to enhance and further develop the specialist commercial property division. Sean Neal, who himself has been with the company for many years, also joined the partnership in January 2004. Overseeing the Insurance Department, Sean has a wealth of over 20 years experience within the Insurance industry, and has been solely responsible for developing a selection of our own unique brand of insurance products.
More recently, Jonathan Taylor was appointed to this dynamic partnership in January 2008, in recognition of his development of the Residential Lettings Department which he continues to oversee and manage.
Evolving and Expanding
Over the years, CP Walker & Son has continued to evolve and expand into new markets. This has resulted in the firm's particularly diverse client base. We pride ourselves in offering the same high quality service and advice to all our clients irrespective of whether they be a large international company, a national or local business, or an individual. This is coupled by a willingness to adopt a flexible approach to respond to the real needs of our clients, ensuring that we maintain an individual service to build an ongoing relationship.
Broad Experience for Individual Solutions
We appreciate that each of our clients has their own objectives and needs an individual solution. Our experience across a broad range of situations is an invaluable asset that contributes substantially to the breath of advice we are able to provide.
"We were really satisfied with the service provided to us from CP Walker & Son. We had a tight deadline to sell our house, and to complicate things had tenants who sometimes restricted the access to the property for photos and viewings. CP Walker & Son, and particularly Mark Finnigan, dealt with these challenges in a professional and effective manner, providing us with support and advice while sensitively liaising with the tenants and respecting their rights, and ultimately bringing the sale through to completion. We really appreciated the integrity and good service throughout our dealings with CP Walker & Son."