goold estates

Our Company

William Albert Goold emigrated to Walsall, in the West Midlands, from County Tipperary in the 1850’s.  In 1877 he founded a company in Box Street in Walsall, making fancy leather goods like wallets, purses and bicycle seats.

From 1950 – 1998 the company was run by W.A.’s grandson, Michael Goold, who grew the company substantially and acquired businesses in a variety of sectors including saddlery, sporting goods, jewellery and menswear.

In the 1990’s the manufacturing company declined and much of the UK production ceased or was moved offshore, only the highest quality saddlery and leather goods remained in the UK.

In the late 1990’s, the company diversified into commercial property.  In 2006 the company was bought out by the current Managing Director, WA’s great-grandson, and was rebranded Goold Estates.

Much of the original space used to manufacture leather goods has been redeveloped or sold.  The original leather goods and saddlery business was sold in 2015, since when the company has been entirely focused on property.

The company now owns a property portfolio across the West Midlands, the majority of which is composed of multi-let industrial and trading estates.

 

Who We Are

Managing Director
Dominic Goold

Dominic joined W A Goold Ltd, his family’s leather goods business, in 1998.  He diversified the company into property investment and development before buying out the company in 2006.  Dominic sold the manufacturing business in 2015, since when the company has focussed solely on property.  Dominic is a graduate of Imperial College of Science and previously worked as a derivatives trader in the City of London.

Non Executive Director
Alan Williams

Alan has been a non-executive director of Goold Estates Ltd since 2006. Alan has over 40 years property commercial experience, 30 years’ of which were with two of the most successful UK property companies, St Modwen Properties Plc and Peel Holdings Limited.

 

Operations Director
Anthony Williams

Anthony joined Goold Estates in 2012 and has 13 years commercial property experience, including landlord and tenant practice, property management, asset management, agency and valuation.

 

Company Accountant
Raman Sandhu

Raman has been Company Accountant at Goold Estates since 2015, responsible for statutory accounts, management accounts, payroll, VAT returns, overseeing purchase and sales ledger and the banking process, as well as other finance matters.

Accounts Assistant
Magdalena Kubiak

Magdalena joined Goold Estates in 2016 and has 6 years accounting experience. Magdalena is responsible for everyday accounting functions of our business including banking, sales and purchase ledger, VAT returns and all of our property service charge accounts.

Estate Manager
Graham Bell

Graham has worked for company for 42 years.  Originally the warehouse manager for the manufacturing group, Graham joined Goold Estates in 2010 as the Estates Manager and is responsible for maintenance, refurbishment and facilities management across the property portfolio.

Landlord and Tenant Administration
Gurdeep Rai

Gurdeep joined Goold Estates in 2017 and  has over 4 years of property experience.

Gurdeep is responsible for landlord and tenant matters, service charge accounts, balancing payments following year end  and producing our in-house legal work and liaison with our lawyers.

Sales Administrator
Dawn Cooper

Dawn joined Goold Estates in 2011 and has over 15 years’ experience in sales and customer service environments. Dawn is the first point of contact for Goold Estates and she deals with any tenant issues or queries.

Dawn also arranges viewings for available properties.

Office Manager
Andrew Davies

Andrew has joined us in 2018 and has over 25 years of experience in office management.  Andrew will be ensuring the smooth running of the offices, HR policy, payroll, insurance renewals. Marketing, updating websites and press releases.

Construction Manager
Steve Mewis

Steve joined us as construction manager early in 2018.

Steve started in commercial construction in 1988 and developed his construction skills, progressing to project management in 2000.

He has managed projects ranging from small machine bases, 30 bay logistic hubs to 10 million pound hotel complexes.

Steve’s responsibilities include, project management, Health and Safety and procurement.

Estate Management Administrator
Julie Kyle

Julie joined Goold Estates in 2012 originally working within the reception team, moving to the offices as an administrator at the beginning 2018.

Julie reports to the Estate Manager, dealing with company’s tenants on a variety of Landlord and Tenant matters in the day to day practice of good estate.

Why Goold?

We engage directly with occupiers and end users to provide good quality business space.  We don’t use managing agents and prefer to deal directly with all our tenants.  We pride ourselves on being approachable, honest and direct.  We believe this helps us to retain tenants and achieve high levels of occupancy across our properties.  Our tenants agree – 80% of them stay with us at the end of their lease.

….we were made to feel comfortable that we were dealing with a professional outfit that genuinely wanted to improve our building & work with us with a long-term view. We feel we have established a good working relationship & are looking forward to working with Goolds over the coming years & as we grow we feel we have a landlord who will look to accommodate us further & work closely with us with both our & their interests in mind.

S Hubble, Sleep Design

Goold Estates did a good job in constructing and finishing Powerite’s new building at Steelpark Way Estate, near Wolverhampton, on time and on budget. Our business is now being conducted entirely from this new 7500 sq. ft. facility, which is proving to be exactly what we had intended.

J Nash, Kinetrol

0121 217 8888

Goold Estates Ltd, Black Country House, Rounds Green Road, Oldbury, B69 2DG