Have you got what it take to become Novice Auctioneer of the Year?

Wednesday 08 August 2018

The one everyone's been waiting for! NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year takes place on 24 October and you could be this year's winner.

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What is driving auction sales in 2018?

Monday 30 July 2018

We take a look at how 2018 is treating property and chattels auctioneers so far. Clive Emson auctioneers put the success of their business down to to the diversity of lots on offer. Elsewhere Cheffins provides analysis on what's driving the agricultural market fairing following Brexit and uncertainty over EU subsidies for farmers.

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Help make NAVA Propertymark even better!

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Have you ever wondered how you can get more involved with NAVA Propertymark and have more of a say by being on the committee? Well now is your chance.

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Five things you might not know about buying at auction

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Auctions are a great opportunity to get your hands on a bargain. However, there are several things to consider before, during and after when buying at auction. We have pulled together a list of the top things you might not know about buying at auction, to help make the experience as stress-free as possible.

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Does your retention policy comply with the GDPR?

Monday 16 July 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in place, it is important that you have an established procedure which sets out how to securely dispose of data when it is no longer needed.

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Scope of Ivory Bill extended

Thursday 05 July 2018

On 4 July 2018 the UK Government announced that it will consult on extending the scope of the Ivory Bill to protect hippos, walruses and narwhals from the trade in ivory.

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GDPR - it's more than just consent

Wednesday 18 April 2018

When it comes to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) it's easy to get hung up on the idea of consent - but there are five other legal bases which organisations can use to process personal data.

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Government announce plans for ivory ban

Thursday 12 April 2018

On 3 April the Government confirmed that the UK will introduce a ban on ivory sales, as it published its response to a consultation on the matter. They believe tighter controls on trading ivory will go some way to curtailing the demise of the elephants.

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John Pye and Sons investment in staff is paying dividends

Tuesday 10 April 2018

John Pye & Sons Ltd is celebrating its 50th year this year. They say they will be marking the achievement with a number of business development announcements, hosting celebration events and giving back to the communities in which they trade.

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Clive Emson auctions celebrate milestone

Monday 02 April 2018

Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer, Clive Emson Auctioneers, has just celebrated its landmark 200th auction.

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Novice winner goes from strength to strength

Friday 02 February 2018

Auctioneer Katie Semmens is proof of the ongoing success story that is the NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year awards.

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Ivory Ban Consultation: Our Response

Wednesday 10 January 2018

NAVA Propertymark has responded to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs consultation on Banning UK Sales of Ivory.

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Do you charge clients who pay by credit or debit card?

Thursday 16 November 2017

If so, you need to be aware that it will soon be illegal to do so under new regulations which will come into force shortly.

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Is auction now the method of choice for discerning vendors?

Wednesday 15 November 2017

If the latest results from NAVA Propertymark Protected auctioneers Clive Emson are anything to go by, the answer is a definite, big fat, yes. With sales totaling over £23 million in their latest sale alone.

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John Pye do it again!

Friday 27 October 2017

NAVA Propertymark valuers and auctioneers John Pye have retained their crown as ‘Asset Valuer/ Auctioneer of the Year’ at the UK Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Awards 2017, creating history by winning it three years in a row.

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Ivory ban consultation goes live: Have your say

Friday 13 October 2017

Nobody can deny that every measure should be taken to help protect the dwindling population of elephants, one of the most majestic animals on the planet. However, the ivory ban consultation announced today is sure to raise lots of questions and concerns for legitimate businesses.

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Andrew Morris makes a big splash at charity auction

Wednesday 11 October 2017

At a recent event, NAVA Propertymark auctioneer Andrew Morris put his auctioneering skills to great effect, successfully selling all 12 lots at The Crest Nicholson Fabulous Grand Pier charity ball, raising £29,000 for Variety, the children’s charity.

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Amnesty scheme for items made from endangered species

Tuesday 10 October 2017

We've partnered with Border Force on a new initiative to remove endangered species items which lack provenance from circulation in a responsible manner.

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Winner of NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year announced

Thursday 05 October 2017

Last night NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2017 was awarded to Georgina Hilton, a novice auctioneer at Christie’s in London with just four sales under her belt.

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Mark Hill joins Dawson’s

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Dawson's have announced that renowned industry figure, author, television regular and 20th century design expert Mark Hill is joining the team as a specialist consultant. Mark will be holding biannual Modern & Contemporary Design auctions and will also be hold a specialist valuation day every month at their Berkshire saleroom.

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Welcoming and educating new bidders

Tuesday 25 July 2017

The auction scene is changing and you can't rely on your regulars bidders being around forever - you need to appeal to new audiences! New NAVA President Colin Young gives some first-hand advice on how to welcome potential new bidders to the auction scene and help educate them on the process of buying at auction.

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Halls come up roses with Chinese Vase

Monday 24 July 2017

A magnificent, large Chinese blue and white porcelain vase sold for a whopping £150,000 at a fine art auction in Shrewsbury this month despite having significant damage to its rim.

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30 years' worth of film memorabilia up for grabs!

Thursday 20 July 2017

An outstanding collection of film memorabilia and 007 collectables amassed by an extremely dedicated private collector and film buff, will be sold off in September at Astons Auctioneers.

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CMA accepts commitments to address auction concerns

Friday 14 July 2017

An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into online auction practices has now been terminated following acceptance of binding commitments from ATG media in relation to what the CMA described as suspected exclusionary and restrictive pricing practices.

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Cheffins acquires Dodson Jones

Thursday 13 July 2017

Market-leading multi-disciplinary property and auctioneering business, Cheffins, has announced its acquisition of Dodson Jones, the Cambridge-based commercial property consultancy.

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URGENT: tower block safety

Wednesday 21 June 2017

DCLG has released urgent safety advice following the Grenfell Tower fire in London last week.

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Ivory ban - where do political parties stand?

Wednesday 24 May 2017

The General Election has brought an element of political uncertainty but will allow voters to look at the policies of each party and choose who they want to lead the country for the years ahead as we leave the European Union and tackle domestic and international issues.

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Record breaking auction for art students

Monday 24 April 2017

NAVA Propertymark Fellow, James Neal from Neals of Woodbridge, has been helping students from Suffolk University sell off their work, and hopefully inspiring a new generation of potential auctioneers.

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UK records smashed at landmark sale of vintage vehicles

Monday 24 April 2017

On 22 April, NAVA Propertymark auction house Cheffins showcased a number of the world’s most unusual classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and steam engines at, what was, their largest auction to date.

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Clive Emson receives civic award

Friday 21 April 2017

The founder and chairman of Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer has been awarded a top civic honour.

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