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Partners

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.

Philip Taylor

Managing Partner
01273 472503

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.

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 Asian ceramics and Works of Art and European ceramics and glass.

Roger Mead

Roger is well respected amongst the local antiques fraternity, with 35 years of general experience and a particular love of fine silver, watches and jewellery. Roger also has a personal well imbibed knowledge of wine and has advised on many significant cellars.

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’.

Jack Young

Joseph Trinder PPNAVA

Auctioneer and Valuer
josepht@gorringes.co.uk

Porters

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.

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

Transport Assistant
01273 472503

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

Alex McCarthy

Alex is Head Porter 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.

Christine Tarr

Porter

Christine assists with the smooth running of the weekly auction and helps with packing as part of our postal service for buyers.

Paul Gleeson

Porter

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

James Robinson

Porter

James assists with 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

Denise is Personal Secretary to the Partners and oversees all of the administration and smooth running of sales and valuations.

Julie Kelly

Julie manages the company accounts and payroll.

In addition she designs and arranges advertising alongside website management.

Alison Lansberry

Alison works as a office assistant as well as being the cashier on sale days.

Summer Lansberry

Weekly & Fine Sale Photographer
01273 472503
Summer@gorringes.co.uk

Summer is currently on maternity leave.

Kerry Oliveros

Kerry works in the reception cash desk, greeting all customers and as assistant to Denise Green and sale day cashier.

Mel Taylor

Mel works in the reception cash desk, greeting all customers and as assistant to Denise Green.

Patrick Boyce

Weekly & Fine Sale Photographer
01273 472503
patrickb@gorringes.co.uk

Samantha McGratty

Company Hounds

Molly

Company Hound

A Border Terrier, Molly likes to help out with our book auctions and especially enjoys helping to catalogue the books whenever the opportunity arises.

Mocha

Company Hound

Mocha loves making herself very at home in the saleroom and if not found at Clifford's feet or Samantha's lap will be making friends with anyone who is remotely dog friendly!

Kite

Company Hound

A Border Terrier, Kite assists with the weekly auction and has the potential to become an expert in furniture valuation (and comfort).

Shanti

Company Hound

A Golden Retriever, Shanti can be found in the cash desk assisting Mel and checking the comfort of the floor area. 

Woody

Company Hound

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.

Hector

Company Hound

Hector is Clifford's Curly Coat Retriever...

Olive

Company Hound

Alex our Head Porters new addition, she is just too cute!