Donald Cope Estate Agents was founded back in January of 1963 when Donald Cope, at that time a cashier at the District Bank in Cheadle, had a desire to risk a safe and secure career and create his own business venture.
The practise was located above what was then Godwin’s Bakery, on Cheadle High Street. After five successful years, expansion from this location was required and the business moved to new premises adjacent to Barclays Bank originally a ground floor office which after a short time was expanded to include the first floor space.
The business continued to thrive and generate a name for itself within the local property and insurance scene. In 1973 Andrew Stevenson was invited to join Donald Cope Estate Agents and was given a partnership a few years later. As the new partnership was formed and the range of products expanded the company name changed to what everyone associates it as today.
Donald Cope & Company was now a one stop shop providing all your property and insurance needs for Cheadle and the surrounding areas.
The concept of this business remains today, as the principle aim of the practice is to provide a one stop facility in that all aspects of Domestic and Business Purchasers, Finance and Insurance can be arranged from one location.
Business continued to thrive and by 1981 Donald’s son Philip joined the business and became a partner in 1986. By 1988 the company had again outgrown its facilities and so moved to its current location on the main Cheadle car park.
In 1990 the Company founder Donald Cope opted to take on a more consultancy role in order to concentrate on his passion of farming. This shift in the company infrastructure allowed Philip to direct the estate agency arm of the business while Andrew concentrated on the insurance side of the business.
Since then the company has continued to thrive and in this time not only have Phil and Andrew been great servants to the cause but also current staff members such as Helen Evans and Jackie Forrester have devoted over 30 years and over 20 years’ service respectively.
This continuity and business model has always fared well for the company who are very proud of the journey taken over the last 50 years, this success looks set to continue and all the staff will strive to ensure the services provided now and in the future will match up to the service provided in the past.
Donald Cope and Company has grown now to employ 9 members of staff, and 2013 doesn’t only mark its 50th year anniversary but it also signifies a period of expansion the company has taken. The aim of all the staff at Donald Cope & Company is now not to dwell on the past but to strive to provide the quality service in the future; we will continue conducting business in the best interests of our client’s, in keeping with our core company values.