Our History

We have a proud heritage that is truly unique. Our founder, Cecil Jackson Cole, not only set up globally renowned charities such as Age UK and Oxfam, but also transformed the way that business and charity work together. 

2019

Third & fourth homes launched ahead of schedule, as part of the [establish] project.

2018

£1 million dividend donated to Andrews Charitable Trust by Andrews & second home launched through [establish].

2017

First home purchased and opened as part of our 70th anniversary fundraising initiative.

2016

Andrews pledges to provide 50 properties in 50 years to support young people in need of housing, through the [establish] initiative.

2008

Andrews co-founds the EAF – the industry’s leading charity to combat the causes of homelessness

2007

First agent to open a green branch in Gloucester.

2006

Project60, a year-long staff fundraising initiative to mark Andrews’ 60th birthday, raises over £66,000 for charity.

2004

£1 million dividend donated to Andrews Charitable Trust by Andrews.

1999

Andrews is one of the first to join The Property Ombudsman scheme.

1992

Over an eight year period, Opportunity Trust International received over £800,000 start-up funding from Andrews Charitable Trust.

1972

CJC founds ActionAid.

1965

The Andrews Charitable Trust (originally called the Phyllis Trust, after CJC’s wife) is founded.

1962

CJC helped found the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) – the leading estate agency body in the UK.

1961

CJC sets up the Help the Aged Refugees Appeal.

1946

Entrepreneur Cecil Jackson-Cole sets up Andrews, having helped to found Oxfam three years earlier

 

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