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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam works as assistant to the Head Porter in setting up the sales, delivering goods to the weekly saleroom and assisting the transport team
Christine assists with the smooth running of the weekly auction and helps with packing as part of our postal service for buyers.
Paul works as assistant to the Head Porter in setting up the sales, delivering goods to the weekly saleroom and assisting the transport team.
A Maltihavapoo, Darcy can be found at reception barking at suspicious passers-by.
Birdie is a mini daschund and when not modelling for our social media content, leads a quiet life behind Kelly’s desk.
A Morkie, Lola is our newest addition to the security team and can be found protecting works of art from the inside.
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).
A Springer Spaniel, Murphy is our very ethusiastic office manager's assistant and likes nothing better than "sorting" paperwork.
Meet the newest member of our team and chief assistant to Clifford Lansberry. A curly coated retriever, Hector can be found lazing around by Clifford's desk or jet setting off around the countryside on important valuations.
A Border Terrier, Kite assists with the weekly auction and has the potential to become an expert in furniture valuation (and comfort).
A Golden Retriever, Shanti can be found in the cash desk assisting Mel and checking the comfort of the floor area.
Woody is a Border Terrier and his favourite hobby is swimming. Sometimes he can be found at the galleries causing mischeif with his auntie Kite.