Why is Tammy Edwards business called Tuckfields?
So where does the Tuckfield name come from? Tammy has been asked this often.
Tammy dedicates this blog to the man behind the business name, Allan Tuckfield. This man started a conveyancing practice in Adelaide some 50 odd years ago. He proudly called it AD Tuckfield & Sons. You see, he had grand plans for his conveyancing practice to be handed down to his sons one day, but his sons had other plans for their lives. Enter Tammy Edwards (known as Tammy Lockyer at the time).
Allan was very well known in the conveyancing industry. He was the man who wore a tweed hat to the Lands Titles Office settlements room every day. He had a quiet demeanor and did not cause a fuss in our industry. He just simply got on with it. His hat was his trademark. In fact, Tammy seriously considered using the hat in her logo at one point. In 2005, Tammy had grand ambitions to buy herself a conveyancing business after reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. She had been in the conveyancing industry for many years and had quite a large client base. It was time to leave the world of employment and become a business owner.
Enter "Tuckfield Conveyancing"
The timing was perfect as Allan Tuckfield was ready to retire and he had advertised in the local paper to sell his business. Tammy had a great feeling the moment she entered his office. Although Allan was essentially a one-man band, she had a vision that this conveyancing business could grow with her network and with providing exceptional client service to his existing clients. Thankfully, Allan could see that Tammy would look after them just as he did. He simply wanted his clients to continue to be able to sign their transfer documents over a cup of tea and he wanted them to be a name and not just a number.
While Tammy didn’t continue with the “AD Tuckfield & Sons” name, she decided that after 40 years in business, Allan’s name deserved to live on. The name “Tuckfield Conveyancing” was registered.
When you enter Tammy’s office, you will see Certificates adorning her walls with the name “Tammy Lockyer” (her maiden name) and “Tammy Edwards” (her married name), however, Certificates with the name “Tammy Tuckfield” are non-existent. Although this is the case, while Tuckfields is her baby, the name of the business won’t change. Thank you Allan Tuckfield for having faith in a girl who had a dream. 14 years on, clients still sign their documents over a cup of tea and 14 years on, Tuckfields clients continue to be a name and not a number.
And what is Allan Tuckfield up to now?
Allan is enjoying retirement and continues to wear his tweed hat. We have always welcomed Allan to drop in to Tuckfields any time and to Tammy’s surprise he recently he did just that. It was a special moment for Tammy to see Allan after almost 14 years. He left our office smiling because he could see that although the name may have changed slightly; and the team has grown significantly ….. the good old fashioned service remains.
If you know someone buying or selling that could do with some good old-fashioned service, feel free to contact our office. We would love to help.
Article written by Tammy Edwards
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