goold estates

Who We Are

Managing Director

Dominic Goold

Dominic joined WA 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.

Property Director

Anthony Williams

Anthony joined Goold Estates in 2012.

Anthony has over 17 years commercial property experience including landlord and tenant practice, property management, asset management, agency and valuation.

Anthony has a degree in Economics, a Masters’ Degree in Surveying and is a RICS Chartered Surveyor.

Company Accountant

Raman Sandhu

Raman joined Goold Estates in 2015.

Raman is the Company Accountant and is responsible for all financial and banking matters within the Company.

Prior to joining Goold Estates, Raman qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked in industry for a few years before joining Goold Estates.

Operations Manager

Lynn Bennett

Lynn joined Goold Estates in 2019.

Lynn heads the Landlord and Tenant Administration team which is responsible for servicing and supporting our tenants.

Prior to joining Goold Estates, Lynn held senior positions in the manufacturing industry in two of the largest press forges in the country, supplying major automotive OEM’s both in the UK and abroad.

Lynn is a graduate of the University of London.

Construction Manager

Steve Mewis

Steve joined Goold Estates in 2018.

Steve is the Construction Manager and his responsibilities include project management, Health and Safety and procurement.

Steve has over 35 years experience in commercial construction. He has managed projects ranging from 30 bay logistic hubs to 10 million pound hotel complexes.

Estates Manager

Chris Cornaby

Chris joined Goold Estates in 2021.

Chris is the Estates Manager and is responsible for the facilities management and health and safety of the company property portfolio.

Before joining Goold Estates, Chris had worked alongside the team in his previous role as facilities manager and prior to that worked within the construction industry for over 15 years.

Assistant Property Manager

Lara Angell

Lara joined Goold Estates in 2022 as Assistant Property Manager, supporting the Property Director, Construction Manager and Estates Manager.

Lara holds a business management degree from the University of Birmingham and has worked in the property sector for Centrick in new homes, sales and lettings.

Prior to working in the property sector Lara worked as cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic.

Office Manager / Executive PA

Sue Hanley

Sue joined Goold Estates in 2021.

Sue provides EA support to Dominic and the team and manages the day to day running of the office.

Sue holds a diploma with the Association of Legal Secretaries and previously worked as a legal PA for 21 years with Gowling WLG (previously Wragge & Co LLP) before progressing into office management in both the security and property sectors.

Accounts Assistant

Shanique Collins

Shanique joined Goold Estates in 2018.

Shanique is responsible for credit control and debt collection, purchase ledger, banking, service charge reconciliation and utilities.

Shanique is qualified to AAT level 4 and works with Raman in the accounts department.

Shanique previously worked for GVA Grimley Ltd for nearly five years.

Accounts Assistant

Lili Feng

Lili joined Goold Estates in 2021.

Lili is responsible for service charge reconciliations, purchase invoices, company expenses and other accounts related queries.

Lili is fully qualified to MAAT level. She gained over six years’ experience as an accounts and operations assistant working for the UK branch of an American master worldwide distributor in the fastener industry.

Administration Assistant

Alison Knight

Alison joined Goold Estates in 2018.

Alison is a member of the Reception team and also provides administrative assistance to the management team.

Alison’s previous experience includes working in education, specialising in pupil referral units for excluded children, a sales advisor for the development arm of Nationwide Building Society and as a survey co-ordinator in the industrial sector.

Charities Manager

Graham Bell

Graham joined Goold Estates in 2010 as the Estates Manager and was responsible for maintenance, refurbishment and facilities management across the property portfolio.

After partially retiring in in 2021, Graham now works part-time as the Company’s Charities Manager.

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.

Non Executive Director

Alan Williams

Alan joined Goold Estates in 2006 as a non-executive director.

Previously Alan was Investment Property Director at St Modwen Properties Plc and Group Investment Property Director of Peel Holdings .

With over 40 years’ experience, Alan has acquired, developed, sold and managed many industrial, office, retail properties and town regeneration schemes.

Alan’s expertise includes strategic advice, commercial property management and development.

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 investment and property development.

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

Giving Something Back

We want to contribute to the communities across the West Midlands where we live and work. We do this by giving our time and donations to charities and other third sector organisations.

We provide good quality business space to a wide range of occupiers. We don’t use managing agents and prefer to deal directly with all our customers. We pride ourselves on being approachable and direct. We believe this helps us to retain tenants and achieve high levels of occupancy across our portfolio.

Since they bought my client’s premises, Goold Estates have been a refreshing change from traditional landlords. Approachable and proactive to deal with, I look forward to working with them in future.

Peter Johnston – Managing Director, Legat Owen – 400,000 sq ft distribution premises, Wolverhampton.

Synergy Biologics rented our first unit at Fairground Way, Goold Estates’ incubator space. Our business grew quickly over the next few years and we took four more units on the Estate. Goold Estates were straightforward, flexible and easy to deal with as we grew. Goold Estates worked with us to deliver our current premises of 25,144 square feet. I’d be happy to rely on Goold Estates for any of our business property requirements.

Robin Deb – Managing Director, Synergy Biologics Ltd – 25,000 sq ft manufacturing premises, Walsall

….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