Letting Industry Pays Tribute to Northwood MD Nick Cooper

Letting Industry Pays Tribute to Northwood MD Nick Cooper

12:07 PM, 23rd August 2013, About 11 years ago 4

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Tributes from across the lettings industry have been flooding in following the death of Northwood Managing Director, Nick Cooper, who peacefully passed away on Thursday 22 August. Nick, aged 50, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer nearly two years ago. He sadly leaves behind a wife and two children. Nick Cooper - MD of Northwood Letting Agents

Nick’s career in the lettings industry spanned three decades, during which time he spent nearly 10 years on the Board of Directors at leading private lettings agency, Northwood. He also played a pivotal role in the wider industry, working tirelessly to improve professional standards and champion consumer protection through his position as Chairman of the SAFEagent Steering Group. His commitment to the industry is further evidenced by the seats he held on the TDS Forum and NALS group.

Gemma Goodson, Finance Director at Northwood said: “This is desperately sad news for everyone that knew Nick. He was an incredibly special person who was liked and respected in equal measure by all. Words like ‘inspirational’ are used all too readily nowadays, but in Nick’s case, there will never be a more fitting tribute. Nick was a great mentor, colleague and friend. He was passionate about the lettings industry and raising standards, which meant a great deal to him and we are proud of the legacy he leaves behind. Our thoughts are with his family at this time”.

Andy Goodson, Northwood’s Chairman simply said “There are no words that can describe the loss, Nick was not only Northwood’s MD but also my best friend, life will never be quite the same without him but I’m eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to know not only him, but also his wonderful family whom my thoughts are with”

NALS Chief Executive, Isobel Thomson said: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nick Cooper. He was a man of wit and warmth whose contribution to the sector will be sorely missed. It was a privilege to have worked with him. My thoughts are with his family and his colleagues at Northwood”.

John Midgley, SAFEagent Chair, said: “Nick’s passion for improving standards in the private rented sector is epitomised by his leadership and guidance in the early days of the SAFEagent campaign. He was one of the industry’s true gentlemen. His energy and sense of humour will be missed by us all and our condolences must go to his family and those close to him”.

Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly but we anticipate it to be Thursday 29th August. Northwood is creating a special ‘Book of Memories’ for his family to treasure in years to come. As such, the company is inviting those who knew him, and who were touched by his warmth and humour, to supply any anecdotes they would like to share. Please send to melissawilliams@northwooduk.com

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Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

12:10 PM, 23rd August 2013, About 11 years ago

On behalf of the team at Property118 I offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Nick.

Nick's commitment and vision for the Private Rented Sector to step up a gear and to raise standards was undoubted, his passing is a very sad loss.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

12:34 PM, 23rd August 2013, About 11 years ago

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Neil Patterson

15:40 PM, 23rd August 2013, About 11 years ago

Very Sad, my condolences to the family

14:01 PM, 27th August 2013, About 11 years ago

Details for the Funeral of Nick Cooper, Managing Director, Northwood

Funeral Arrangements for Nick Cooper (Managing Director of Northwood and Chairman of SAFEagent) have been confirmed for Thursday 29th August. The Funeral is open to all who would like to attend and everyone who knew him will be warmly welcome. It was also Nick's wishes that flowers be sent, he loved the countryside and all that could be found in it. Flowers should be sent before Thursday to:

Alex Jones Funeral Directors
92 Station Road East
tel: 01883 730383
email: oxted@alexjonesfuneraldirectors.co.uk

The service will take place at 11am at All Saints Church, Chichile Road, Oxted RH8 0AG, where everyone is welcome. The church has limited parking so the family have organised for Oxted School to open their carpark. The school is just down the road from the church. http://www.oxtedandwarlinghamparish.org/all%20saints%20map.htm for a location map of the church.

The burial will take place immediately after the service and is for close family only.

The family have organised 1.30 at Tandridge Golf Club. Godstone Road Oxted, Surrey RH8 9NQ for farewell drinks to be had and memories shared. As you all know Nick was a keen golfer and Tandridge Golf club had been his club for many years. Again everyone is welcome and there is plenty of parking. http://www.tandridgegolfclub.com/

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