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Partners

Philip Taylor

Managing Partner of Gorringe’s with over 40 years of experience. Philip oversees development of the business. He has wide experience in the organising of periodical Country House Sales and has a particular interest in Books and Scientific Instruments. Philip also regularly undertakes valuations for Inheritance Tax and insurance purposes.

Clifford Lansberry

Partner in Gorringe’s, Clifford has worked in Sussex salerooms for thirty years. Based at Lewes, visiting clients throughout Southern England, undertaking valuation work for insurance, probate and current market value purposes with a particular interest in fine art. Clifford oversees the Picture Department as well as general administration.

Sally Taylor

A partner of the firm, Sally assists in the smooth running of the firm by liaising with staff members, keeping them abreast with the company’s business strategies. Also keeping a close eye on client relations and assisting in business development.

Valuers

Dan Bray

Based at North Street, Lewes, Dan is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, specialising in Oriental ceramics and Works of Art and European ceramics and glass.

Roger Mead

Roger is well respected amongst the local antiques fraternity. With 30 years of general experience and a particular love of fine silver, and carpets. Roger oversees the Silver, Jewellery and Watch departments.

Leslie Gilham

Leslie Gillham has more than 45 years experience in fine art auctioneering, including holding senior positions in both London and New York. As principal valuer at the Tunbridge Wells office, Leslie visits clients from South London to the Kent coast, as well as undertaking formal valuations for probate and insurance.

David Holmes

After a spell at Gorringe's over 25 years ago, we are delighted to have him return to conduct our highly popular weekly Monday auctions. David is widely regarded as one of the best auctioneers in the country, with a concise, speedy style but still with time to  enjoy a humorous rapport with his audience. He is a regular contributor to a number of antiques TV programmes- a testament to his popularity.

Annie Hartnett

A former specialist dealer in vintage textiles Annie assists with the valuation and sorting of the ‘smalls’.

Paul Hills

Paul oversees the furniture for our weekly sales, from unloading the vans through to cataloging, estimating and loading back onto a successful purchaser’s vehicle.

Auctioneer’s Assistants

Denise Green

Company Secretary Denise oversees the smooth running of all administration at the North Street saleroom including sale accounts.

Julie Kelly

Julie manages the company accounts and payroll.

In addition she designs and arranges advertising alongside website management.

Kelly Penfold

Kelly is the senior photographer at North Street, responsible for taking the photographs for the catalogued sales as well as clerking for internet bidding. 

Jane Anderson

Office Manager
Janea@gorringes.co.uk

Jane has been based at the Tunbridge Wells office for nearly 20 years. She manages the running of the operation and undertakes valuation work for clients who visit the office with items for sale.

Alison Lansberry

Alison works in the office at North Street as assistant to Denise Green and sale day cashier.

Summer Lansberry

Office Assistant & photographer
01273 472503
Summerl@gorringes.co.uk

Summer works in the office at North Street assisting Denise Green and also acts as assistant photographer responsible for photographing the weekly sales.

Porters

Jon Arnold

Transport Manager
01273 472503

Jon manages all collections and deliveries and this works takes him all over the UK and the occassional trip to the Channel Islands.

Jess Stonell

Driver's Assistant
01273 472503

Jess works as assistant to the Transport Manager in dealing with all collections and deliveries.

Alex McCarthy

Alex is Head Porter at North Street. Overseeing the day to day organisation of the vast flow of goods that come and go every day.

Harry Goldsmith

Harry works as assistant to the Head Porter in setting up the sales, delivering goods to the weekly saleroom and assisting the transport team.

Ali Lloyd

Ali works as a porter for our weekly sales, setting up the sales and assisting customers on sale days.

Jack Young

Jack works as Paul’s assistant on the weekly sales, setting up the sales and assisting customers on sale days.

Company Hounds

Blue

Company Hound

A curly-coated retriever often mistaken for a labradoodle. Blue wanders the saleroom at will and will usually be found wherever there is food.

Darcy

Company Hound

A Maltihavapoo, Darcy can be found at reception barking at suspicious passers-by.

Birdie

Company Hound

A mini daschund, Birdie leads a quiet life behind Kelly’s desk.

Lola

Company Hound

A Morkie, Lola is our newest addition to the security team and can be found protecting works of art from the inside. 

Molly

Company Hound

A Border Terrier, Molly is our trainee auctioneer and can be found under the rostrum on fine sale days, learning the ropes (in her sleep).

Murphy

Company Hound

A Springer Spaniel, Murphy is our very ethusiastic office manager's assistant and likes nothing better than "sorting" paperwork.