I first started at Biddle and Webb just over two years ago, as a timid fresher in my first year of university. As a novice to the auction world, I tentatively applied for work experience – so when offered the position of Saturday receptionist, I jumped at the chance. What began as a part-time job to supplement student life soon turned into a promising career path, and as I gained confidence and experience in various aspects of the auction industry, I guess you could say I had ‘caught the bug’.
My Saturday mornings on the reception desk soon turned into afternoons of cataloguing and many days spent wandering the salesroom; before I knew it I was eager to conquer the rostrum. Fast forward two years, and a graduation later, I am thrilled to finish my History of Art BA at the University of Birmingham with a first class honours degree and an exciting new graduate job. To top this off, I also received the Sam Beighton Award for the highest scoring third year dissertation! Utilising a concoction of skills developed over my time at University, and the indispensable support of my colleagues – I now excitedly begin my new role as a full-time auctioneer at Biddle and Webb.
My role of ‘auctioneer’ need not be confined to the salesroom, and working closely with social media, I look to embrace the internet as a mechanism to expand Biddle and Webb’s growing Interiors Sale. Spread across two sales rooms, our monthly Interiors auction offers an eclectic array of antiques, collectibles, silver, jewellery, fine art and wine. Now enhanced by our social media strategy, marketing, independent live bidding system and online presence – our Interiors Sale boasts an impressive platform to buy and sell goods at auction. As an auctioneer, I seek to assert Biddle and Webb’s personal auction service, and am proud to be part of a well-established auction house that has become a household name in the West Midlands. So, if you are looking to monetarise your surplus stock at a competitive price, interested in buying and selling at auction – or would simply like to know what we’re all about, I would be delighted to hear from you! For more information on what Biddle and Webb has to offer, please contact me on 07909 251 215 or at email@example.com – I look forward to hearing from you.