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 lives just west of Cambridge with Ruby the fox red Labrador.
Ian is one of Cambridge's most experienced local estate agents. He was born and raised here and started working in agency in the mid-90s on Regent Street. He opened his own firm in the early 2000s, eventually selling his share in the mid-2010s and then pursuing a career in land acquisition and new homes. But, though we occasionally try to deny it, estate agents are estate agents and Ian is now back doing what he's best at with CC&C. Ian lives in Over with his young family and spends his spare time hacking golf balls out of the rough.
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.
Dominic joined us in 2018, leaving behind a position in estate agency down in Canterbury, close to where he grew up. We'd like to say it was CC&C's enviable national reputation that brought him to Cambridge, but it was something altogether more romantic than that. He's not new to the area though, having lived in Cambridge for 4 years during his degree. Dom owns a 1966 Sunbeam Alpine, just like the one that races the yellow Porsche in Commando, but he is too young to know what Commando is.
Hannah grew up in Trumpington and still lives a strong javelin's throw from the office. Prior to joining CC&C she held a high position at one of the city's other major letting agents giving her excellent local experience and knowledge. Hannah has two dogs, each with the name of an elderly lady.
Ryan has worked as an inventory clerk and a letting agent both locally and internationally. He's one of those young people who impresses with maturity and knowledge beyond his years. Ryan does not have a dog, because he's always at the gym and the dog would get lonely.
If you decide to work with CC&C you will at some point probably receive a very efficient email from Dawn. She's in charge of making sure the office admin is all in check, which is fortunate because many of the rest of us need all the help we can get in this department. Dawn is a fan of horses.