The parent company, Ulverston Auction Mart PLC was originally formed in 1877 and traditionally employed auctioneers from Messrs Alfred Coward and Sons, Land Agents and Auctioneers to conduct their weekly livestock sales in Ulverston.
In the late 1920s the parent company purchased Messrs Alfred Coward and Sons and thereby expanded their expertise into the land agency and rural property sphere. In 1935 a further expansion took place with the acquisition of Messrs F J Harrison & Sons who specialised in urban properties and specialist antique furniture sales.
In 1975 these two companies amalgamated into Harrison Coward with the result that their joint client base was able to benefit from the wealth of expertise and experience gained in 143 years of dealing with urban and rural property and estate management.
The whole company is now under the guidance of Mr Ian Walker FRICS, FLAA, a chartered Surveyor and Auctioneer with some 45 years of experience in all aspects of land and estate agency matters. Ian Walker is currently assisted by Mrs Susan Evans BA MSc MNAEA who has joined the company as a Trainee Surveyor and can deal with market appraisals.
The management are ably assisted by Mrs Claire Shuttleworth, Mrs Nancy Cowsill and Mrs Elizabeth Carr in relation to property sales, residential lettings and customer care. Mrs Janet Grisdale heads the Accounts Department.
Harrison Coward provides a full and professional service for customers moving house from the initial appraisal through to mortgage/Home Buyers reports, assistance in house clearance etc.
With such a well-qualified and dedicated team working on your behalf, you can be certain that Harrison Coward will ensure you benefit from our modern marketing approach coupled with traditional values.