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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


URGENT: tower block safety

Wednesday 21 June 2017

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Iconic London auction house to close sale room

Thursday 20 April 2017

Iconic auction house Christies is set to close the doors on it's South Kensington sale room for good before the end of 2017.


A day in the life of an auctioneer

Tuesday 11 April 2017

We go behind the scenes to bring you a look at what goes on in a typical working day of an auctioneer. If you're thinking of making the jump to auctioneering, this is a great insight from Jeremy Curzon, Director of Machinery and Vintage Auctions at Cheffins Auctioneers.


Students sell-off school with a little help from NAVA experts

Monday 10 April 2017

A group of students held a property auction to ‘sell off’ a section of their school as part of a programme of activity to develop their teamwork and leadership skills.


New alcohol wholesaler registration scheme from 1 January 2016

Thursday 23 February 2017

From the 1 January 2016 if you sell alcohol to another business you may need to apply to register for the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) that is being introduced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to tackle alcohol fraud.


MPs push for wider consultation on domestic ivory market

Thursday 23 February 2017

On 6 February 2017, a second debate took place in Westminster Hall following the Government’s announcement in September that it will consult in the coming months on plans to ban modern-day ivory sales. The previous debate took place on 8 December 2016.


Ban on modern-day ivory debated in Parliament

Monday 13 February 2017

Since the Government announced in September 2016 that it would consult on plans for a ban on the sale of modern-day ivory in early 2017, the issue has been debated in Parliament by MPs in a Westminster Hall debate.


Europe’s biggest indoor auction hub set to open in South Wales

Friday 27 January 2017

The UK’s biggest independent commercial auction house is set to open Europe’s biggest indoor auction hub in South Wales, and it promises to be a bargain hunter’s paradise, creating over 150 jobs over the next three years.


John Pye wins Midlands Family Business Awards 2016

Thursday 26 January 2017

John Pye have been crowned ‘Family Business of the Year’ at the ‘Midlands Family Business Awards 2016’.


Are investors being put off by rising costs?

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Phillip Arnold Auctions, the London-based property auction house, had a very interesting sale at a recent auction which highlighted a number of key points on the role of auctions in property purchase.


Loveitts herald changing attitude to auctions

Wednesday 25 January 2017

An impressive £4.2 million was raised at Loveitts most recent auction held in Coventry - representing its largest property auction in its 173-year history.