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Introducing our team…

Charles Walker

Charles Walker, Partner

Charles left school to join the family business in July 1956 and has been the Managing Partner since 1968. As he approaches 60 years within the business, literally nobody can claim to have the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience of Estate Agency in Nottingham. Charles is involved with a wide range of local community organisations and has strong ties to local sports, having been an active member of both Notts Athletics Club and Nottingham Casuals RFC, a life member of Notts CCC and a longstanding season ticket holder at Notts County.

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Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor, Partner

Jonathan initially joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2000, becoming a Partner in 2008 having previously earned a BSc in Estate Management. Jonathan oversees the dayto day management of the Lettings and Management departments. Jonathan enjoys opportunities for quality family time and coaches his son’s junior football team. A keen runner and cyclist, Jonathan is also a VW enthusiast.

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Dan Walker

Dan Walker, Partner

Dan entered the business in 1999 after gaining valuable experience in the property industry with DTZ in Manchester and the Redrow Commercial Developments to support his BSc in Land Management from Reading University. Dan is a Member of the RICS with over 25 years post qualification experience. Dan became a Partner of the business in 2004 and today oversees the Commercial, Block Management and Student Letting departments. Out of work, Dan enjoys sports, cycling, music and travelling to Greece.

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Rex Walker

Rex Walker, Managing Partner

Rex joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2009 having previously earned an MA in Property Valuation and Law. Rex initially oversaw the residential lettings team, providing investment advice to Clients in relation to their existing and potential future properties. Rex was admitted into the Partnership as Managing Partner in 2020 and now provides strategic leadership across the business. Rex has three young children (including the latest CP Walker!) and is a qualified rugby union referee as well as being an enthusiastic but ‘developing’ member of the office golf society.

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Bev Launder

Bev Launder, Insurance Advisor

Bev joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2009 and has nearly 40 years total experience of working in the insurance industry. Specialising in property owners’ insurance, Bev advises on all types of personal and commercial insurance, obtaining new quotes and dealing with alterations. Away from work Bev is a keen cricket fan, having played indoor cricket and now a member of Notts CCC and also enjoys horror films, eating out and spending money!

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Craig Rhodes

Craig Rhodes, Property Protector Scheme Underwriter

Craig has 20 years of experience in insurance and has worked for C.P. Walker & Son since 2013. His work involves processing renewals, adjustments, claims and new business for the Property Protector scheme. Craig is Dad to 3 children and enjoys the gym as well as rock and metal music.

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Dan Ford

Dan Ford, Property Protector Scheme Underwriter

Dan has worked with C.P. Walker & Son since 2005 and is a Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He applies the terms and conditions for commercial and residential Property Protector policies and liaises with insurers and brokers. Dan is a keen squash player and follower of both Glasgow Rangers and Nottingham Forest and enjoys trips to Slovakia with his fiancé.

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Darren Holmes

Darren Holmes, Property Protector Scheme Underwriter

Darren has worked in insurance for over 28 years, and with C.P. Walker & Son since 2007. Working within Property Protector, he quotes for and issues new policies and liaises with brokers and claims departments regarding claims queries. Aside from being a Dad to two daughters, both at University, Darren is a keen sports fan despite being a Leicester City season ticket holder.

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Jade Longdon

Jade Longdon, Lettings Manager

Having joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2012 Jade has gained broad experience across our lettings department, working with both professional and student properties in both negotiating and administration as well as overseeing the carrying out of inventories. She completed a Level 3 qualification in residential Letting and Property Management in 2016 and subsequently earned promotion to Lettings Assistant Manager before being appointed Lettings Manager in 2020. Away from the Office Jade enjoys being outdoors and keeping active, regularly attending the gym and camping (not always at Festivals!)

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Jan Smoothy

Jan Smoothy, Property Protector Scheme Underwriter

Jan has been a member of the C.P. Walker & Son team since 2010 and has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. She handles renewals for our larger portfolio Clients within Property Protector. Jan is an accomplished pastels drawing artist and enjoys completing animal portraits.

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Jo Martin

Jo Martin, Client Account Administrator

Jo deals with Client Account reconciliation and ensuring our Client Account procedures comply with the strict RICS guidelines. With lengthy accounts experience, Jo is a Member of both the Association of Accounting Technicians and Institute of Credit Management. Jo enjoys travel, socialising and watching her son play cricket.

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Judith Trussell

Judith Trussell, Commercial Insurance Advisor

With over 20 years industry experience, Judith joined C.P. Walker & Son in 1999 and principally handles commercial renewals and new business for Tradesmen, shops and offices. Judith has a range of skills that come in handy around the office and at home, having built her own computer and fitted her own kitchen.

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Julie Hobbs

Julie Hobbs, Lettings Administrator

Julie joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2004 and is responsible for much of the administration within the Lettings department such as in-house Tenant referencing, drafting Tenancy Agreements and preparatory administration at the start of tenancies. Our resident Travel Agent, Julie enjoys going on her own, and organising everyone else’s, holidays as well as reading and following Nottingham Forest.

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Lesley Gray

Lesley Gray, Office Accounts Clerk

England hadn’t won the World cup when Lesley joined C.P. Walker & Son, in June 1966. Over her 50 years, Lesley has fulfilled a number of roles and today looks after our office accounts, paying suppliers and processing incoming commissions. Away from work Lesley enjoys pitting her wits against crosswords and being an active member of the church choir.

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Mark Finnigan

Mark Finnigan, Residential Sales Manager

Mark came to C.P. Walker & Son in 2003 and can boast experience of selling properties spanning over 30 years. With responsibility for managing the residential sales department and valuing properties, Mark has built up extensive knowledge of the market in our area. Aside from being Dad to Alex, James, Emma and Rocky the dog, Mark is interested in photography and QPR as well as being a regular member of the office Golf Society, injury permitting.

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Neil Fowler

Neil Fowler, Property Protector Scheme Underwriter

Neil has been with C.P. Walker & Son since 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Neil's primary focus is on processing Property Protector renewals but also deals with adjustments and claims. Neil is father to two young children and, if time allows, enjoys playing cricket and following Derby County.

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Ryan Squire

Ryan Squire, Sales & Development Manager

Ryan has over 40 years experience in the insurance industry, joining C.P. Walker & Son in 2013. A member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Ryan creates enquiries for the Property Protector product from brokers across the country working with around 650 independent brokers and members of the Broker Network. Ryan is a passionate Welsh rugby supporter and has developed an interest in the other main national pastime – singing – specifically barber shop.

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Stephen Reece

Stephen Reece, Property Manager

Stephen joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2005 and has developed into a key member of the team, working across a number of departments. He handles block management at sites such as Anglo Scotian Mills and The Manor, as well as working within student lettings, dealing with the check-in and check-out processes and contracts. Stephen is an Associate of the Institute of Property Management. Father to three young children, Stephen is a keen car and motor racing aficionado and is a first port of call when colleagues are buying new cars!

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Val Kirby

Val Kirby, Personal Lines Advisor

Val has 40 years experience in the insurance industry and joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2009. She maintains a client portfolio, advising on personal insurance and attracting new business for the same. Val is a National Trust Member and enjoys country walks as well as socialising with friends.

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Alice Fawcett

Alice Fawcett, Property Manager

Alice joined the property management department in 2017 with over two years industry-related experience with a national company involved with surveying. She rose to the role of Property Manager in 2020. Alice's role covers a wide range of responsibility across the residential property management department; coordinating repairs; liaising with Tenants, Clients & contractors; managing the end of tenancy process and ensuring compliance with legislation and best practice. Away from the Office, Alice is most likely to be found either in the gym, at the pub or getting stuck into a good TV box-set.

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Lisa Price-Carson

Lisa Price-Carson, Business Development Manager

Lisa joined CP Walker's Property Protector division in 2017 after 25 years working in the Insurance industry for Insurance Companies, Brokers & MGAs. She is Cert CII qualified. Lisa's spends a lot of her time on the road - visiting Brokers, managing existing accounts & developing new ones. Travel is Lisa's passion, setting herself a goal of travelling to a different country each month for 2018 - another target achieved! Whilst this was exhausting at times, it was exhilarating and great food for the soul.

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Amber Jayne Myers Smith

Amber Jayne Myers Smith, Sales Negotiator

Amber Jayne joined our Residential Sales Department in early 2018 as Sales Negotiator. She has been selling residential property in the local area since 2016 and has developed a keen understanding of the market. Amber's role involves listing properties, dealing with enquiries, conducting viewings, negotiating sales and subsequently following these through to completion. Away from the office Amber says she is most likely to be found in the gym, out with friends or at the race track where she provides pit support to a superbike endurance racing team.

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Justin Hevness

Justin Hevness, Insurance Broking Manager

With over 30 years of multi skilled insurance expertise in the commercial, property and personal market I am well placed to advise how best to protect my clients’ personal and business assets and investments. Being a Nottingham lad, born and bred, gives me an in depth knowledge of the area and I am keen to meet clients face to face so that relationships can be built for the longer term and I can see their businesses personally to offer risk advice and to present details to insurers with as much detail as possible. Established for over 120 years, C P Walker & Son are one of the leading brokers in the area, and I am proud to be part of the experienced team that has allowed me to get back to what I do best - Insurance Broking.

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Gary McAleer

Gary McAleer, Property Protector Underwriter

Gary joined the expanding Property Protector department in 2018 as Development Underwriter. Previously he gained over 15 years' experience in the insurance industry and CII qualification in 2013. Gary's role principally focuses on processing renewals and mid-term adjustments but he also deals with new business enquiries & account debiting as and when required. A very popular member of the CP Walker team, Gary is definitely an early adopter to our social events and has instigated the establishment of our cycle to work scheme.

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Karen Moon

Karen Moon, Office Accounts Administrator

Karen joined the team in 2018 and has responsibility for keeping the bank account up to date, providing month and year end information and any other reports the partners require. Karen is a qualified accountant with a range of previous and current experience supporting small and medium size businesses. Karen lives with Tony and their 3 boys where despite nobody being from Manchester, there is a split of United & City fans in addition to a Liverpool fan in the house. If you think that's 'nuts' - Toblerone is Karen's favourite chocolate notwithstanding her long-held hatred of nuts.

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Kevin Tellis

Kevin Tellis, Business Development Manager

Kevin joined the Property Protector team in 2019 having previously worked for Hiscox, Chubb, R K Harrison & latterly DUAL Private Clients and has over 25 years' experience within the High Net Worth arena within Development & Underwriting. Kevin promotes Property Protector across London, the South & Scotland working closely with his panel of brokers and also liaising with the Broker Network. Kevin loves photography, tennis, running & golf - particularly handy on those Scottish road trips!

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Jane Holmes

Jane Holmes, Insurance Accounts Administrator

We were delighted to welcome Jane back to the CP Walker Insurance Accounts team in 2020 after a brief hiatus in 2019 following over 15 years of previous outstanding service. Jane has a wealth of both insurance and accounting experience. Jane processes brokers' accounts, allocates transactions and settles payments to insurers. In addition to being 'office mum' to a number of colleagues, Jane is a proud grandmother and most importantly auntie to Dan & Rex.

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Esther Tendler

Esther Tendler, Property Management Co-ordinator

Esther joined CP Walker's property management department in 2020 having gained previous experience in a legal firm. Esther has a range of responsibilities looking after our Client's properties and their tenants, especially arranging and conducting periodic inspections during the tenancy. Away from the Office Esther enjoys going to walks (sometimes but not always to the pub!) and going out with friends.

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Sarah Finney

Sarah Finney, Lettings Administrator

Sarah joined CP Walker's thriving residential lettings department in 2019 with a broad range of experience in different industries. Sarah provides administrative support to the department, processing applications for rental properties and ensuring that all relevant pre-tenancy obligations are fulfilled. Away from the office, Sarah has her hands full with her three children, dog and home improvements.

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Esther Fleming

Esther Fleming, Accounts Administrator

Esther joined CP Walker in 2019 initially working in our client accounts team having gained prior relevant experience both in the UK and abroad as well as a B.B.A in Management (Hons). Esther's role has subsequently expanded from processing tenants' rent payments and accounting to our Clients to include additional work with our insurance accounts team. A keen and talented cook, Esther just needs to bring in her goodies to the Office more regularly!

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Mick Davis

Mick Davis, Property Protector Operations Manager

Mick joined CP Walker's Property Protector Scheme in 2019 initially as Business Development Manager, becoming Operations Manager in 2020. Mick has a wealth of insurance experience having started at Norwich Union in 1974 as a trainee underwriter. Since then, he's held many roles in underwriting, sales, broking and management at Rotherham Insurance Brokers, NIG, SM Commercial Insurance Brokers and LV. In his current role Mick leads the underwriters responsible for existing business, insurance accounts department and is a member of the insurance senior management team. Mick has a broad range of interests outside of the office enjoying foreign travel, coaching junior hockey and playing the ukulele.

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Julie Sumner

Julie Sumner, Property Manager

Julie joined CP Walker's specialist property department in 2019 having spent the previous 5 years with a large commerical property consultancy and with a wealth of prior relevant experience. The specialist property team manages our commercial, student (purpose built and off street), and block management portfolio. Julie's responsibilities cover a range of areas covering both letting and management of these properties. Julie enjoys getting away in her camper van whenever possible and is a Leicester Tigers season ticket holder.

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"Thanks again for the great stay and the excellent relationship and service from you and the team at CP Walker during my time in Beeston. [Tenant of 1 year]"
Oliver van der Meer