As a business we pride ourselves on our professionalism and specialist knowledge. We operate as a team with a friendly and practical approach. We aim to work in an open and honest environment where approachability and communication are central to team success.
Philip has life long experience in the world of antiques and auctions. A specialist valuer of collectables for the Antiques Roadshow for the last 25 years. Regularly seen on Bargain Hunt, Flog it and other popular television programmes. Lecturer and after dinner speaker & honorary auctioneer at numerous charity events, with general responsibilities for valuations and home visits.
With a gentle yet practical approach helping clients through often difficult, uncharted times. A high percentage of Philip’s work within Wotton Auction Rooms is received by recommendation.
Hayley joined the team 5 years ago and manages all aspects of office operations. Her role includes completing the large sale catalogue each month, as well as letters of valuation and correspondence. She is also responsible for managing the everyday running of the sale room’s offices, including everything from organising sale advertising to managing client accounts. She first worked for the company when it was trading as Sandoe Luce Panes Fine Arts, when Philip Taubenheim first joined the company around 30 years ago.
Following a degree in Art History from London University, Julia has spent 30 years as a valuer in either gallery or auction room environments. She has worked at Wotton Auction Rooms for over 20 year and now specialises in the ceramic and pictures sections. She has lived with her family in Wotton-under-Edge for nearly 20 years and enjoys the beautiful scenery and strong spirit of the town.
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience with Wotton Auction Rooms, focusing on the large and varied furniture section. Starting with assisting in house clearances and furniture removals for the company, he began to catalogue and provide valuations for pieces of furniture as his knowledge grew. He now heads the furniture section, providing catalogue descriptions and valuation for the 400+ furniture lots sold monthly. He has a keen interest in the arts & crafts element of the furniture section in particular.
2015/16 NAVA Vice President
Joe first began working for Wotton Auction Rooms in a work experience capacity in 2012, progressing to a full time position after finishing studies at A-level in subjects including Art-History, Classics, Anthropology, English and Fine Art. Gaining experience in all aspects of the sale room, he began auctioneering in January 2013 at the age of 19 and now catalogues large sections of each auction to include collectables, objects d'art and specialises in glassware.
His other duties involve providing valuations on items across all categories of the auction room, attending valuation days and hosting charity auctions, as well as managing the company's growing website and social media profiles. Since October 2014 Joe has been a committee member of NAVA (the National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers) and is delighted to have been appointed as the organisations’ 2015-2016 Vice President.
In November 2015, Joe was delighted to receive invitation to stand as Chairman within The Antiques Young Guns’ newly appointed management committee. Alongside trade professionals and fellow auctioneers, the AYG committee stands to guide AYG into a bright and exciting future, building on the work of founders Gail Mcleod, Mark Hill and George Johnson.
Joe also holds a certificate in NFOPP QCF Level 3 Technical Award in Chattels Auctioneering.
Rosemary has worked for Wotton Auction Rooms for 12 years. Her role includes general duties and admin within the saleroom. She photographs the majority of the first 800 lots in the main saleroom and edits all the company’s images for the online catalogue.
Julie worked in banking for 30 years before joining the team 3 years ago. She is mainly based in the office dealing with the accounting and administration side of the company’s operation.