Where it all began…

Occasionally as I am sat outside a client’s house, in my van (well Biddle & Webb’s but it feels like mine and I do wash it) I do think back to the time when I started at BW. The day is still clear in my mind and I can even remember the date 12th Feb…

ALAN: Q’s & A’s

Q1. When did you start working at Biddle & Webb and what was your job role? Ans. ”I started working at Biddle & Webb 47 years ago (1969) on an Easter Tuesday. When walked through the door I was given a pen, pad and chalk and started cataloguing! The first thing I catalogued was a…

Sourcing Goods

I was reading a letter the other day published in a well-known weekly antiques trade publication. It had been sent in by the owner of a recently opened regional auction room. He was asking readers how he could obtain more clients and make the residents in his catchment area more aware of the new business…

The Role of the Auctioneer & Valuer

The role of the Auctioneer & Valuer in advising anyone who wants or needs to sell items at auction varies according to the circumstances and needs of the potential client. Some people will be downsizing with a good clear out of years of accumulated belongings; others are forced, by personal circumstances, to sell much treasured…

Have you made a will?

Not a question you would expect an auctioneer to ask, but one that I find myself saying, when I chat to people about my work. The reason is not to pry into your family affairs, but to help explain the work I do for solicitors when I conduct a probate valuation. Biddle & Webb are…