As a company we are qualified members of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA) and the National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers (NAVA). Individual auctioneers and valuers are members of NAVA and many of our staff have degrees in a wide range of fields. In addition to being members of NAVA two of our principal auctioneers have won the NAVA auctioneer of the year competition in previous years.
Ian Taylor with the rose bowl in 2013 Charles Hampshire on the way to victory in 2010
It has to be said that the best qualification in our sort of business is experience which is then regulated in its application by the respective professional bodies. Without experience and the knowldege so gained we have nothing to offer and without qualification we are not regulated in a manner that protects the interests of our customers.
Collectively the lead valuers at Peter Francis have over 50 years experience in the business.