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Mark Hill joins Dawson’s

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. Read More...

Welcoming and educating new bidders

25 July 2017

Welcoming new bidders to auction sales has always been a core job for any auctioneer. The experienced auctioneer will be able to identify a nervous bidder and put them at their ease, inviting them into the process. If a bidder is comfortable in the saleroom environment they are likely to perhaps go that one more bid to secure a lot. Read More...

Are you ready to shine on TV?

Monday 23 January 2017

Little Gem TV, a new TV production company who are carving out a reputation for first class documentaries and features is casting a brand new TV series for one of the major UK broadcasters.

They are searching for Britain’s next top auctioneer and are looking for candidates from across the country from 18 – 80 years old. Whether you are a valuer, an office administrator, auction hand or someone looking to take their first step not the rostrum - they'd like to hear from you if you think you've what it takes to be an auctioneer.  

They are looking for warm, engaging and fun people who have charisma, charm, ambition and the drive for a new adventure - anyone who has the potential to sell, sell, sell to the highest bidder. 

In their words: "We’d like to encourage market traders, wine lovers, car enthusiasts, art & antique collectors to get in touch. But no matter what your passion is, this could be a great opportunity for someone wanting to learn a new profession and step into the exciting and often glamorous world of auctions."

Read that as you will, but we take that to mean that unless you're already a seasoned pro - get applying, and be quick!

Even if you're too experienced to apply yourself, make sure you let your colleagues know about the show, especially if they want to climb the ladder to become an auctioneer.  

Little Gem's recent work includes Channel 4’s How To Lose Weight Well and How to Build A Human and Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis for the BBC. Their production team are highly skilled television makers with experience working on successful shows such as Who Do You Think You Are?Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street CrewDon’t Tell The Bride and The Choir.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to get into auctioneering. It will help raise your profile and give you experience as you'll be trained by the best in the business. But if you've interested we recommend that you express your interest this week as the production company is on a very tight deadline!

Email: auctioneer@littlegem.tv

or

call 0203 603 9794 and ask to speak to researcher, Dean Bundy.