NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year winner

David Henwood, from Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers, has been named NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year.

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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. 

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.

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Mark Hayward Chief Executive | NAEA Propertymark