Gerard Cooper, Founder and Director of Allcooper Group, has been recognised by an established Cotswold media publication for his successes within family business.
Cotswold Life Business and Professional Magazine recently announced the winners of its annual Family Business Awards, celebrating the best companies and individuals involved with Cotswold-based family businesses, across a range of categories.
One of those categories is Next Generation Family Achiever - an award designed to recognise an individual within a family business who has had a significant impact on its growth and success, specifically when ownership has been transferred across generations.
We sat down with Gerard to ask him about his award and he explained:
"Delighted and grateful"
"I'm delighted and grateful to accept this award, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the amazing team behind Allcooper. My father and I founded the business in 1987, which now feels like a very long time ago! My brother, Roman Cooper, joined us shortly after that and since then, I like to think we’ve established ourselves as specialists in what we do. We’ve always been very proud of our status as a family business and together, have worked so hard over the years to keep our customers’ safety at the heart of everything we do."
Allcooper provide electronic security and fire systems to protect homes and businesses across the Cotswolds, the UK and overseas. It's not the first time Gerard or the business have earned recognition as a family business, having celebrated awards from Coutts Bank and Gloucestershire Media in previous years. In 2015. Gerard was also awarded with the prestigious honour of Freedom of the City of London.
"Strength to strength"
"We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary and the opening of a new head office in Kingsholm, Gloucester. The business is going from strength to strength and it’s pleasing to see the hard work paying off. "
"Working at the highest levels"
"Our success has always been based on doing the best possible job for our customers, in turn leading to recommendation. This is more evident than ever in my current role as a specialist security consultant for our London-focused private client divisions. These customers only want the best systems, levels of service and to work with the most respected companies. By working at the highest levels and building our reputation through referral, our presence in London has grown and grown, and we’re now working on some truly incredible projects."
Congratulations, Gerard! From all your colleagues at Allcooper Group.
You can read more about the awards and find out the winners of the each category by clicking here.