Sam Cooke became an Agent in 1999 and before starting CC&C in 2015 worked as an Associate Director of Tucker Gardner, running their Great Shelford sales office. Before that he was an Associate at Cheffins. He is a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents.
Sam's family can trace its Cambridge roots back over 500 years and he counts among his close relations a former Director of Cambridge United and former Mayor of the City. He grew up in Fulbourn and Stapleford and now lives in Trumpington with his wife and three smallish children.
When not selling houses he is a Governor of Trumpington Community College, a student of Taekwondo and an enthusiast of rusty old cars and cycles that he occasionally races. With no success.
Jamie Curtis started working as a Cambridge Estate Agent in 1992 and since then he has been responsible for the sale of thousands of properties locally.
His career began with a firm on Regent Street. He has also worked as an Associate at Cheffins too in their Cambridge, Haverhill and Saffron Walden offices and most recently as Associate Director of TuckerGardner running their Histon and then Cambridge City offices.
Jamie was born in Mill Road, Cambridge and started life in a little hamlet near Linton called Streetly End. After a spell in different parts of the country as a youth he returned home and now lives in Duxford with his wife, youngest son and a few chickens. When he gets spare time he likes to grow, cook and eat things from the garden.
Lesley is responsible for day-to-day operation of the office and has spent most of the last 20 years working at a senior business management level within the recruitment sector, supporting both businesses within the City of London, Surrey & Cambridge.
Despite a highly successful career within recruitment, Lesley has always wanted to work within the property industry. You will not see Lesley out and about on viewings or valuations, however you are likely to speak with her on over the telephone on a day to day basis. Lesley's experience and presence in the office is what keeps everything running smoothly and like clockwork.
Born and raised in both London and Surrey, Lesley moved to Cambridge a little over 6 years ago, she is married to Jamie Curtis and together they have a young son George. Of Spanish descent, Lesley enjoys all things Spanish and has in the past even tried her hand at wine making with her father using grapes from their own Spanish vines.
Julia first started in estate agency in 1988 and for the last 15 years has gained experience at some of the leading agents in the city. She's therefore enormously experienced in these villages having dealt with many hundreds of sales in this area over the years.
Julia has come to work with us as she shares our view that the best estate agents are independent, local companies employing long-experienced, local people who want to do the job properly to build a long-term reputation.
Julia grew up in Sawston and lived there until a few years ago when, after her children finally left home, she moved to a thatched cottage in Weston Colville that she describes as a 'long-term project'. She now whiles away the evenings in front of the fire with Mr Bailey and spends the weekends marching round the local bridleways with their two faithful hounds.
Jenny joined Cooke Curtis & Co having previously worked for two other Cambridge estate agents and has more than 8 years' experience in selling properties in town and the surrounding villages. She grew up in Swaffham Bulbeck and now lives in Burwell. Sadly her childhood dream of marrying one of the members of Westlife never came true. Instead, as if to show her particular commitment to the industry, she is currently engaged to another Cambridge estate agent. As well as that band Jenny also lists her likes as Strictly Come Dancing and Norfolk.
Aimee is our Head of Lettings. She first worked in property lets at the tender age of 18, looking after her fellow students as Lincoln University's Resident Co-ordinator, working her way up to Halls Manager, and she's kept the taste ever since. She's worked as a Property and Lettings Manager in Cambridge for 7 years, dealing with everything from short term lets and houses of multiple occupation to apartment blocks and large country houses. Aimee is a fearsome netball player and a keen rower and lives just west of Cambridge with Ruby the fox red Labrador.
Abi is the youngest member of the Cooke Curtis and Co team. She came to us from another local estate agency near Huntingdon, excited by the bright lights of the big city. Of Trumpington. From a young age Abi was a keen ballet dancer and moved to York when she was 18 where she studied art and design. Thankfully for the house-selling Cambridge public a career in the creative arts was not forthcoming and she moved back home to follow a property career, something which runs in her family. Some of Abi's favourite things are baking cakes, Moana (and most Disney movies), travelling and cute furry dogs.
Steve Wells has been working in Cambridge Estate Agency for more than 5 years. His career began with an independent firm in the North Cambridge Villages and quickly progressed to running a branch office in Histon. Steve is the most international member of the team, having spent his childhood in various places including Italy and Germany before moving to Fen Ditton with his family in 2005. He now lives in Cottenham with his fiancé who is also a Cambridge estate agent. Aside from listing and selling homes, Steve is a keen footballer, a lover of fine foods and travelling. He is the only member of the CC&C team who thinks that cats are better than dogs.