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eVents and news what’s GoinG on in cooPer and tanner and our area Office of the Month #1 Auctions South

We have inaugurated a new ‘Office of the Month’ Award. As well as one for the Residential Sales Departments, we also now have one for Lettings/Auctions/Commercial/Sale Rooms and Development. Winner first time out is the Auctions South Department. Pictured are George Trippick and Marion Harper, both of whom help to run the department and are based in our Glastonbury office.

Office of the Month #2 Wells Office

Under Starters Orders…. Cooper and Tanner’s first “show” outing of the year was the Mendip Farmers Point to Point at the end of March. It was held under wall to wall (or perhaps we should say ‘Hedge to Hedge’) Spring sunshine in Ston Easton with the going being near perfect, which meant that a full day’s racing was enjoyed by all. Events like the Point to Point are such important dates in the rural calendar and we are proud to support them. Over the course of the year Cooper and Tanner attend a number of local shows throughout the region, wherever you see the Cooper and Tanner flag fluttering in the breeze you will find members of the team from various departments. They will be more than happy to share some of their knowledge and wisdom or just give you a cup of tea and somewhere to sit down if you decide to pop in.

Our well established and market leading Wells Office have won this month. Sam, Lorraine, Mike, Jo, Louise and Christine have worked very hard to maintain their top slot for sales in the City. Well done to the Wells team. Throughout the year we take note of all the winners, so both the Auction Department and the Wells Office will be hoping to win ‘Office of the Year’ in December.


George Trippick, New Associate: George has been promoted to Associate of the firm from April 1st. George is based in our Glastonbury Office and also manages our very successful Auction South Department.

Jake Smith, New Associate: Jake works from both our Glastonbury and Warminster Offices and joined us just over two years ago. He has also been promoted to the role of Associate. Jake is our ‘go to’ Commercial Department Manager.

Danni Newman, Winner of Employee of the Month: Danni works in our busy Street residential sales office and plays a crucial role in supporting Manager Ian Smith and his team to reach even higher levels of success.

Darren Woodyer, Winner of Negotiator of the Month: Darren has also been with us for just over two years and runs our hugely successful Development Department, based in the Frome Office but covering the entire region.

HISTORIC AUCTION FOR A VERY GOOD CAUSE Land for sale in and around quintessential English villages can be as rare as hens’ teeth; however, on the 16th April at Blackford Village Hall, Cooper and Tanner offered for sale approximately 77 acres of land within the villages of Mark, Blackford and Middle Stoughton to a packed venue of over 150 eager bidders and spectators. The auction was held on behalf of The Hugh Sexey’s Hospital Estate, with all of the sale proceeds going towards funding the improvements to Bruton Hospital. The first lot to be offered on the night was a 3.60 acre field at Middle Stoughton, with a guide price of £25,000 to £35,000. From the off, the bidding was fast and fierce and just kept going and going! The gavel finally fell at an impressive £60,000 which works out at £16,665 per acre! This was only to be outdone shortly afterwards when Lot 2, a 2.16 acre field, sold for an eye-watering £72,000 which

equated to an unbelievable £27,690 per acre. The remaining seven lots all sold well and the total sale realised £599,500 against an accumulative guide price of £400,000. Ross whitcombe, Nick oliver, george Trippick

Auctioneer Nick Oliver commented ‘it was a brilliant auction and Cooper and Tanner are extremely privileged to act for the Estate in this way. It’s great to know the money will be used for such a worthy cause, which will help many people’. The sale demonstrates that amidst the down-talk of Brexit, the land market for all parcel sizes has remained buoyant, with smaller paddocks, in particular in very strong demand.

If you would like advice on buying or selling at auction, please feel free to contact either George Trippick on 01458 834 288 or Hannah Pole on 01373 455060, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or email

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Cooper and Tanner Issue 14  

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