Tributes have poured in for a prominent estate agent after he died suddenly aged 69.
Gerard Flint (pictured below) set up Flint and Cook with Jonathan Cook in 1996 and was a qualified Chartered Surveyor and NAEA Propertymark member. Before establishing the business, he had been responsible for the Hereford and Bromyard branches of Lear & Lear, a large multi-office firm.
The duo subsequently built up their firm, which today has three branches, into one of Herefordshire’s leading agencies employing 20 people.
Following news of his death, staff at the company released a statement to local media, praising Flint for being ‘supportive and thoughtful’ as a boss with a ‘wicked sense of humour and an infectious giggle’.
“He has left a strong, close knit team in which he and his partner, Jonathan, have instilled a strong work ethic and a commitment to continue offering our clients the professional, approachable and friendly service that Flint & Cook are well known for.
“Gerard was beyond passionate about Flint & Cook, and it was due to his endless enthusiasm and drive that saw us move to our prestigious new offices at No 22 Broad Street [in Hereford].
“He was equally well known in Hereford and Bromyard as a quiet and considerate man who always offered his clients a valued service.”