I was born and grew up in London and moved to Cheshire at the end of 1998.
I am married to Clare and have two young sons.
I have had an interest in antiques and auctions from an early age and I have many other hobbies and interests outside the saleroom.
I am a keen musician and can play the violin and piano…in fact I have been known to play the violin on the TV in the past, which is often commented upon! I have a particular interest in musical instruments – it must run in the family as my parents were both professional violinists and my grandfather was also a keen musician, collector and restorer; even my cousin deals in musical instruments.
My favourite sport is cricket and I enjoy playing and watching, a fan of the West Indies for many years. I am a full member of The Lord’s Taverners and am pleased to be able to assist them as auctioneer and sometimes compere at many charity events, helping to raise funds to give children, especially those with special needs, a sporting chance. I play every year in a celebrity cricket match for the Lord’s Taverners, held at Cholmondeley, in the grounds of Cholmondeley castle.
I am an animal lover and have dogs, cats and chickens at home, a small smallholding in South Cheshire and we also enjoy gardening and growing our own produce. I have been known to sell our delicious free-range eggs to friends, staff and auction customers!
Favourite place – Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies. I worked as art auctioneer on a cruise ship for most of 1998 so I had a chance to visit many Caribbean islands and Dominica, The Nature Island of the Caribbean was a clear favourite for me. We have friends out there and try to visit as often as we can!
In 2008 I started my own auction business based in South Cheshire and now hold regular sales of quality antiques, fine art & collectors’ items.
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