Respected West Country estate agent and auctioneer dies after short illness

68-year-old Michael Joyce had been working as a consultant for Cooper & Tanner in recent years following a long career at the multi-disciplinary firm.

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Michael Joyce (pictured), a former senior managing partner of West Country multi-disciplinary estate agent Cooper and Tanner has died following a short illness.

The 68-year-old auctioneer and land agent had only recently stepped down as a director of the firm, and 2022 would have marked his 50th anniversary with the company, which he’d worked for since 2018 as a consultant after 22 years as a senior member of the team.

quintin howard cooper tanner estate agentColleague and co-director Quintyn Howard-Evans (pictured), says: “Michael played a central role in the ongoing growth and vitality of our firm, being at all times an astute, fair and inspiring leader to his fellow partners and all employees of the firm.

“On retiring from the Partnership, Michael remained with us as a Senior Consultant, with his renowned levels of client service and expansive knowledge making him the ‘go to’ person for a vast range of agricultural projects and topics.

All who worked with Michael, both directly and indirectly, benefitted from both his wisdom and gentlemanly conduct. Cooper and Tanner benefits from a ‘family’ atmosphere, particularly in comparison to other firms.

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“The working environment that those of us who work here enjoy is a direct result of Michael’s influence, hard work and attention to detail in helping to create the firm that we know as Cooper and Tanner.

“Thank you, Michael, for all that you did and the example that you gave. Those of us that had the privilege of working with you over the past fifty years will miss you very much indeed”.

Michael Joyce passed away at the Bath Royal United Hospitals surrounded by his family. He leaves a widow, Allyson, two daughters Lucy and Jessica and a granddaughter, Daisy.

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