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.

 

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tony Green

Tony is a non-executive director at Goold Estates, he joined the company in 2019 after retiring as Chief Executive of Hortons’ Estate, an independent, Birmingham based, property company with a substantial investment and development portfolio comprising office, industrial, retail and leisure properties located throughout the Midlands.

 

Prior to this, Tony was the finance director of Hortons’ Estates. Over more than 18 years at Hortons, Tony led the modernisation and diversification of the property portfolio as well as leading the restoration of The Grand Hotel on Colmore Row.

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.

 

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.

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.

Operations Manager
Lynn Bennett

Lynn joined Goold Estates late in 2019 after a long and varied career in the manufacturing industry, working at senior level in two of the largest press forges in the country, supplying major automotive OEM’s both in the UK and abroad.

Lynn heads the Landlord and Tenant Administration team which is responsible for ensuring excellent service and support to our tenants.

Company Accountant
Raman Sandhu

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

Assistant Accountant
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.

Accounts Assistant
Shanique Collins

Shanique joins Goold Estates recently after working at GVA Grimley Ltd for nearly five years.

Shanique will be working with Raman and Magdalena in the accounts department dealing with purchase ledger, banking, credit control, debt collection and utilities.

 

 

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

There was a very strong demand for the units across the Steelpark scheme.   In fact we could have sold unit six to three different parties which shows the level of demand for good quality units of this size.

J Bird, Bulleys

The Steelpark Trading Estate development has brought back to life a site that has been redundant for many years, while at the same time protecting wildlife in the area. 

Councillor John Reynolds

It’s great to see work on Steelpark complete.  This is an excellent, well located site and we are delighted to have supported Goold Estates in bringing forward a development which has delivered much needed quality industrial accommodation in the are.  we look forward to supporting Goold Estates on their next project.

N Oakley, Finance Birmingham

We are delighted to have purchased a new desirable building which will allow us to continue to grow and develop our delivery of extensive in-house label printing facilities in pre-press and production.

S Smith, CS Labels

We are proud to have been running our services in the Black Country since 1997.  This is an ideal base for expanding our services and provides our employee with high quality, prestigious office accommodation.

J Moore, Prospects Services

We had a requirement to move away from “start up” premises to new quality office accommodation appropriate to the company’s position in the IT Security market place. 

J Busfield, Cygnia Technologies

These are fantastic new facilities.  This move means we can be even more effective.

J Dudley, Crowe UK LLP

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