Our 120th anniversary year was not quite what we expected it to be when we looked ahead 12 months ago. Like everybody we have had to deal with the challenges of 2020.
We hit the pandemic head-on by remaining positive and have coped well, focussing on our clients and colleagues. We believe we will emerge from this even more agile and flexible.
We also remember our dear friend and colleague, Rod Perons, who sadly passed away unexpectedly at the start of the year and is greatly missed.
But throughout the year our teams have remained busy, working harder than ever to support our clients and respond to their needs. The strong teamworking culture and spirit amongst staff that has served Cooke & Arkwright well for 120 years has been key to us over the last 12 months, and all our teams look forward with confidence to the opportunities that 2021 will bring.
We thought this would be a good opportunity to end 2020 on a positive note with a review of some highlights of the year in which we have won awards, launched a new website, secured key property deals and invested in staff.
On behalf of myself and all at Cooke & Arkwright, we wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to a brighter, better and prosperous New Year.
Andrew Gardner, Managing Director, Cooke & Arkwright