Have gavel will travel - that’s estate agent James Hawkesford


James Hawkesford, managing director of family owned firm of estate agents and general practice chartered surveyors Hawkesford, was last week asked to stand in as auctioneer in a London auction house.

Hawkesford is well known for its local auctions and normally carries out a couple of sales a year at the Warwick Arms Hotel.

But on Thursday James was standing on the rostrum in an auction room conducting a sale of 40 lots for the MS Auction House in Portman Square, West London.

He said: “We had sold a property at auction for the director of MS Auctions and when their regular auctioneer had to pull out he rang and asked if I would fill in.

“I have always loved selling by auction so was only too keen to pack my gavel and jump on a train.”

Hawkesford will be conducting its next auction on Tuesday October 14.

If you would like to know more about the auction process contact James Hawkesford on 01926 430553.