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NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year winner

Thursday 10 October 2019

David Henwood, from Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers, has been named NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year.
Henwood takes the coveted title from last year’s winner Debs Latham, of property auctioneers SDL Auctions.
 
Henwood also receives the Clive Emson Rosebowl along with a gavel sponsored by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers, a year’s NAVA Propertymark membership subscription and a £250 charity donation.
 
Entrants to the competition must have conducted fewer than three auctions, or have been at the rostrum for less than a year. The first stage of the action-packed day involved a bidding sequence organised to demonstrate possible occurrences in the saleroom and to test the entrant’s skill, knowledge and presence on the rostrum, as each contestant auctions off a series of lots.
 
The highly diverse lots on offer were an Engel vertical moulding machine, a Merlo rough terrain telescopic handler, a red telephone box, a detached seafront chalet in Essex, and a freehold parcel of land situated in Kearsley, with guide prices between £1,500 to £65,000.  
 
Three competitors were then selected to take part in a real charity auction in the gala dinner final with £1,100 proceeds from the lots being donated to Centrepoint UK, a charity working to provide practical support tackling youth homelessness.
 
Runners up for the title were Marino Costi from Philip Arnold Auctions and Christopher Theocharides from SDL Auctions.
 
Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark said: “The competition is a brilliant opportunity for novice auctioneers to take to the rostrum. Every year, this event has unveiled some fantastic auctioneers in the making, which is great for the profession and provides a stepping-stone for those looking to further develop their careers in the industry. A huge well done to all who took part.”