About Us

Clive Emson Auctioneers was founded in 1989 to supply a high profile auctioneering facility to corporate and independent estate agents, private clients and statutory bodies. Our success is due to, and remains, attributable to a firm commitment to quality and service distinguished by both our Investors in People and ISO accreditations.

The concept of the Company is to provide a specialist land and property auctioneering service and, therefore, does not compete with the traditional estate agency, mortgage broking, insurance or any other aspect of the property world. All properties upon which we are instructed are offered for sale in the auction catalogue.

The 20-25,000 full colour catalogues produced for each of our auctions are available either by post or through a network of over 850 estate agency outlets throughout Southern England. Our marketing is supported by more estate agency offices than any other auctioneers practice.

In addition lot details, catalogue downloads, viewings and legal documentation are available through this website. During each marketing campaign the entire catalogue is also bound within "The Estates Gazette", which has a total weekly reach of 110-120,000.

Meet the Team

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Chairman

Clive Emson

Clive Emson

Chairman & Auctioneer
FRICS FNAEA (Honoured) FNAVA

Clive Emson founded Clive Emson Auctioneers in 1989 following 20 years experience in both property and fine art auctioneering. He was principal auctioneer at Ward and Partners before they sold to Prudential Property Services where he was appointed the Regional Professional Services and Commercial Director for the South East and National Property auctioneer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Honoured Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and Fellow of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers. 

He is now Chairman of the Board and devotes more time these days to golf, travelling, Grandchildren and as President of the Young Lives Foundation - a charity of which he was founder Chairman and supports vulnerable children in Kent. 

Contact Clive on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07968 780717
Email: clive@cliveemson.co.uk
James Emson

James Emson

MD & Auctioneer
MNAEA MNAVA

James has literally been around the auction business all of his life and joined the firm in 1991 becoming Managing Director in 2009.  He first took to the rostrum in 1995 and is the Auctioneer for the Sussex area since expanding the business in 2002. He is a Committee Member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers along with sitting on the committee of the real estate auctions for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Away from the office you will normally find him either at a karting track or near a motor sport event!

Contact James on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07968 780715
Email: james@cliveemson.co.uk
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Kent Office

Ben Snelling

Ben Snelling

Director & Auctioneer
CPEA FNAEA FNAVA

Ben joined Clive Emson Auctioneers in 2003 and has over 13 years specialist auction experience.  He now sits on the board of  Directors and is a Fellow of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers and a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents. Ben covers South East London and West Kent and is an avid sports enthusiast.

Contact Ben on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07968 780713
Email: ben@cliveemson.co.uk
John Stockey

John Stockey

Director & Auctioneer
FRICS FNAVA

John is a founder member of Clive Emson Auctioneers; Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers. John is a Director of the company and has been conducting the Kent Auctions for 30 years. Away from the office, John is a keen armchair football pundit and fits in being a taxi driver for his two sons who are both currently at University.

Contact John on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07968 780718
Email: john@cliveemson.co.uk
Kevin Gilbert

Kevin Gilbert

Director & Auctioneer
MRICS FNAVA

Kevin’s first job was working for a general firm of Auctioneers as office junior and he first took the rostrum in 1983. His auctioneering career started with a variety of auctions including antiques and object d’art, household furniture, cars, commercials, livestock, farm machinery, contractors plant, hay and straw and equestrian items before choosing to specialise in land and property. He then became the Principal Auctioneer when he joined an independent firm of Estate Agents, joining Clive Emson Auctioneers in 2003 as Director and Auctioneer. 

Kevin previously held the position of Vice Chairman of the Incorporated Society of Auctioneers and Valuers (Kent Branch) prior to the amalgamation in 2000 with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is a Fellow of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers.

Outside of work life, Kevin enjoys travelling and cooking.

Contact Kevin on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07968 780712
Email: kevin@cliveemson.co.uk
Hilary Harwin

Hilary Harwin

Director & Production
 

A Founding Member of Clive Emson Auctioneers, Hilary has 35 years specialist auction experience.  Hilary is a Director and the Company Secretary with main responsibility for all administration.  Outside of the office, when time allows, she enjoys walking, the theatre and all forms of arts and crafts.

Contact Hilary on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07968 780716
Email: hilary@cliveemson.co.uk
David Henwood

David Henwood

Senior Auction Valuer
BA (Hons)

David studied for a property related degree and graduated in the summer of 2010. He started his career with the company at our Hampshire office and is now based in Kent where he is responsible for conducting auction appraisals in the Thanet area. He is currently doing his training in order to achieve chartered status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Outside of the office he is an avid football fan and supports Arsenal football team.

Contact David on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07792 807349
Email: david.henwood@cliveemson.co.uk
Jon Rimmer

Jon Rimmer

Trainee Negotiator
 

Jon joined the company in 2014 and is training to become a Negotiator; he recently gained a Technical award in Real Property Auctioneering and is a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers. He can be seen at viewings around Kent and carries out various duties on auction day. In his spare time he can be found riding his motorbike around the lovely Kent countryside.

Contact Jon on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07794 465401
Email: jon.rimmer@cliveemson.co.uk
Jane Currie

Jane Currie

Viewings Assistant
 

Joining Clive Emson in 2010 Jane is based at the Maidstone office as one of the viewing assistants accompanying potential buyers to the properties prior to auction day. For over 30 years Jane either sold or was area manager in the new homes industry. Her first position was Sales Consultant based in the show home of new developments, progressing to area manager responsible for staffing, arranging interior design of show complexes and travelling around the southeast and Sussex area. In her spare time Jane enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

Contact Jane on:
Mobile: 07779 912318
Sam Cox

Sam Cox

Viewings Assistant
 
Contact Sam on:
Mobile: 07807 041836
Linda Bright

Linda Bright

Reception/Administrator
 

Linda joined the company in 2006 and is the first member of staff potential clients will see when visiting the Kent office. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of our Reception, meeting and greeting visitors, dealing with their enquiries and also dealing with the administration work for the Maidstone Office. Outside of the office Linda enjoys line dancing, walking and biking.

Contact Linda on:
Office: 01622 608400
Email: linda@cliveemson.co.uk
Sarah Wells

Sarah Wells

Reception/Administrator
 

Sarah joined the company in 2003 as an auction assistant and since 2010 is a member of the reception team in the Kent office. Working with her fellow Receptionists she meets and greets clients, deals with customer enquiries and creates/inputs data into the Clive Emson Auction Management System. In her spare time Sarah enjoys circuits, walking, dining out and socialising.

Contact Sarah on:
Office: 01622 608400
Email: sarah@cliveemson.co.uk
Tracy Kidd

Tracy Kidd

Production Manager
 

Tracy has 33 years experience in the property industry, 19 years of which being employed by Clive Emson Auctioneers.  She is primarily responsible for catalogue production, is a senior secretary and has a keen interest in Tudor history, yoga, art and gardening.

Contact Tracy on:
Office: 01622 608400
Email: tracy@cliveemson.co.uk
Katy Langley

Katy Langley

Auctions & Events
 

Katy joined Clive Emson in 2006 and is the Auctions & Events Co-ordinator in charge of all auction day and county/investment show planning. She is also responsible for in-house training across our five offices and is a member of the busy Production Team.

Katy lives in the Weald of Kent and when not in the office likes to walk her crazy chocolate Labrador and take part in a locally run clay-pigeon shoot.

Contact Katy on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07812 050067
Email: katy@cliveemson.co.uk
Kim King

Kim King

Legals Manager
 

Kim has over 24 years comprehensive conveyancing experience and joined the company eleven years ago as our Legal Co-ordinator/Manager. Kim reviews all legal packs, liaises with Sellers legal representatives and provides guidance to Sellers and Solicitors regarding legal documentation prior to exchange.

Kim’s interests are gardening and walking with her Greyhound Tig together with some babysitting duties for her Grandson Callum.

Contact Kim on:
Office: 01622 608400
Email: kim@cliveemson.co.uk
Mylee Drake

Mylee Drake

Accounts Manager
 
Mylee has over 30 years experience in Accountancy and manages the day-to-day accounting functions for the company.  She attends the auctions on a regular basis and is the remote bidding Co-ordinator..
 
Contact Mylee on:
Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07375 221979
Email: mylee@cliveemson.co.uk
Julie Weal

Julie Weal

Accounts Assistant
 

Julie joined the Accounts Department in the Kent office in 2010 and has recently completed studying AAT Levels 2 & 3 at Mid Kent College and also attends the Kent Auctions on a regular basis. Julie enjoys shopping, music and gardening.

Contact Julie on:
Office: 01622 608400
Email: julie.weal@cliveemson.co.uk
Jo Ferigan

Jo Ferigan

Legals Assistant
 

Jo joined Clive Emson Auctioneers in 2004 as a Legal Document Scanning Clerk and provides administration support to the Legal Department and to Reception. She is also a key member of staff on auction days. Outside of work she enjoys walking her three dogs and socialising with family and friends.

Contact Jo on:
Office: 01622 608400
Email: jo.ferigan@cliveemson.co.uk
Jade Smith

Jade Smith

Legals Assistant
 

Jade joined the company as an office junior in 2009 after leaving college, she then became an administrator and now her current job role is Legal Assistant. Her main roles are liaising with Solicitors and checking/processing the legal documentation ready for onward distribution to prospective bidders. She is our Money Laundering Clerk, provides additional support for Reception, carries out general administration and is also involved in the production of the auction catalogues and website administration.  Out of the office Jade enjoys visits to the gym and socialising with friends.

Contact Jade on:
Office: 01622 608400
Email: jade@cliveemson.co.uk
Tracey Luckham

Tracey Luckham

Secretary/Administrator
 

Tracey joined the company in March 2015 as Senior Secretary and is a member of the Production Team. As well as looking after two teenagers Tracey (when time allows) enjoys socialising, literature, gardening and travelling.

Contact Tracey on:
Office: 01622 608400
Email: tracey.luckham@cliveemson.co.uk
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Sussex Office

Sam Kinloch

Sam Kinloch

Director, Auction Valuer
MNAEA MNAVA

Sam joined the company in 2003 as a negotiator and now sits on the Board of Directors. Formerly in the forestry industry, Sam now follows on the tradition of a long family line of property professionals, which include Surveyors, Auctioneers and Estate Agents. Based in our Brighton office and overseeing the running of the Sussex & Surrey area he is also a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers.

Outside of the office, and while he is not on his bike, Sam is also the Honorary Treasurer for the Brighton and Hove Estate Agents Association.

Contact Sam on:
Office: 01273 504232
Mobile: 07968 780714
Email: sam@cliveemson.co.uk
Emma Attrell

Emma Attrell

Senior Auction Valuer
MNAEA MNAVA

Emma has been working within the property sector for over 13 years and joined the firm in 2005. She is a member of The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers and The National Association of Estate Agents. Based in the Brighton office Emma enjoys meeting with both sellers and purchasers alike. When away from the office Emma can be found either in a yoga class, walking her dog, socialising with friends or practicing Vedic meditation. 

Contact Emma on:
Office: 01273 504232
Mobile: 07812 050065
Email: emma@cliveemson.co.uk
Richard Payne

Richard Payne

Auctioneer
 

Richard has worked in all aspects of the property industry including residential and commercial agency in Brighton and Hove for over 25 years and conducted his first auction in 2007. He had a brief hiatus for five years to study Language Teaching at Brighton University and worked overseas in Barcelona, Spain and Poland for the British Council.

Richard joined Clive Emson in 2015 having previously been the principal auctioneer for a local firm of Chartered Surveyors for 15 years. Richard lives in Mid Sussex with his wife and two daughters and enjoys cycling and running in his spare time.

Contact Richard on:
Office: 01273 504232
Mobile: 07494 549662
Email: richard.payne@cliveemson.co.uk
Emma Dean

Emma Dean

Secretary/Administrator
 

Emma joined the company in 2009 as secretary/typesetter for the Sussex & Surrey office after previously working for Sussex Police and, before that, a local Brighton firm of solicitors. Emmas role has now developed into dealing with the companies marketing, digital marketing and social media sites and, when not tweeting on behalf of the company, she enjoys dressmaking, cooking and socialising with friends and family.

Contact Emma on:
Office: 01273 504232
Email: emma.dean@cliveemson.co.uk
Kirsty Hughes

Kirsty Hughes

Secretary/Administrator
 

Kirsty joined the company in 2014 as a Trainee Secretary in the Sussex & Surrey office after previously working in a jewellers for 6 years. After spending the last two years learning the ins and outs of the role she now deals with the day to day workload of the Brighton office. Away from work Kirsty enjoys running and is a massive film fan.

Contact Kirsty on:
Office: 01273 504232
Email: kirsty.hughes@cliveemson.co.uk
Karina Koshlaf

Karina Koshlaf

Viewings Assistant
 

Karinas first introduction to Clive Emson Auctioneers was when she attended an auction. She found the auction process interesting and liked the staff so much that she applied for a job!

Karina now finds herself driving to the far reaches of Sussex and Surrey showing prospective purchasers the Lots on offer in the region. She also assists at the Brighton auction which she very much enjoys.

Contact Karina on:
Mobile: 07581 557139
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Hampshire Office

Rob Marchant

Rob Marchant

Auctioneer
MNAVA

Rob started in the property industry with a national chain in 1987 and took an immediate interest in auctioneering, becoming one of the firms auctioneers in 1997. Rob joined Clive Emson Auctioneers in 2003 and oversees the firms Whiteley office, covering Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and a large chunk of Dorset and Wiltshire. A member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers, Rob is also a twice past Chairman and ongoing committee member of the Portsmouth Property Association. 

Contact Rob on:
Office: 01489 564606
Mobile: 07771 771867
Email: robert@cliveemson.co.uk
Donald Wright

Donald Wright

Senior Auction Valuer
BSc (Hons)

Donald began his career in residential and commercial property sales after he graduated from the University of Essex in 1998. His desire to work in the auction sector was realised in 2006 and has now been working within the property auction industry for over 10 years. Donald joined Clive Emson Auctioneers in 2013 and is on the committee for the Southampton Property Association.

Contact Donald on:
Office: 01489 564606
Mobile: 07966 348667
Email: donald.wright@cliveemson.co.uk
Michael Marchant

Michael Marchant

Trainee Negotiator
 

Mike joined the Hampshire office of Clive Emson Auctioneers during the summer of 2013 as trainee negotiator, carrying out viewings for the properties all across the region and learning the auction business as he went. He has since passed his NFOPP Level 3 award in Real Property Auctioneering and is now a fully qualified member of NAVA. Mike is also a keen and active member of both the local Portsmouth and Southampton Property Associations and has helped to organise the recent Portsmouth Property Association annual dinner.

Mike has recently taken on the Bournemouth and Dorset section of the region and will be spending the coming months developing the business down in Bournemouth and the surrounding area and looking to increase the number of lots we can offer from the region.

Away from the office, much to the annoyance of his wife Kelly, Mike is keen to watch just about any sport there is! But with a particular interest in playing cricket and watching football.

Contact Mike on:
Office: 01489 564606
Mobile: 07812 050064
Email: michael.marchant@cliveemson.co.uk
Nicky Bush

Nicky Bush

Secretary/Administrator
 

Nicky joined the Hampshire team of Clive Emson Auctioneers in 2013. Her role is to provide administrative, secretarial and reception support, and to help with general duties on auction days. A new skill Nicky has learned in her time with the firm has been catalogue production and she plays a very full part in producing our 8 catalogues each year. In her spare time, Nicky enjoys walking and agility training with her energetic working dog!

Contact Nicky on:
Office: 01489 564606
Email: nicky.bush@cliveemson.co.uk
Lisa Marchant

Lisa Marchant

Secretary/Administrator
 

Lisa joined Clive Emson in 2006 assisting at the auctions, which she still does regularly but is now also responsible for administration and client enquiries at the busy Hampshire office, together with catalogue production and client/solicitor liaison for legal documents. When not involved in the busy auction life, Lisa enjoys beach walking with her daughters & their dogs, reading and the cinema.

Contact Lisa on:
Office: 01489 564606
Email: lisa.marchant@cliveemson.co.uk
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West Country Office

Graham Barton

Graham Barton

Auctioneer
MRICS

Graham has been an Auctioneer in the West Country for nearly thirty five years selling an estimated quarter of a billion pounds worth of lots in his varied career ranging from cows to cottages! Since 1995 Graham has been a full-time auctioneer of property and land and with his colleague, Scott in our South West office in Exeter, has many times championed the West Country as a place to live and work via appearances on BBC1s Homes Under The Hammer.

Outside of work Graham has two primary passions (other than cats and chickens) being golf and charity auctions of which he conducts between twenty and thirty each year across the region and beyond.

Contact Graham on:
Office: 01392 366555
Mobile: 07581 732410
Email: graham@cliveemson.co.uk
Katie Semmens

Katie Semmens

Senior Auction Valuer
MNAEA

With her Estate Agency and Auction background Katie has been providing advice to both corporate and private clients on all types of property and land assets for over a decade. Katie grew up on a farm in the west of Cornwall but now lives more centrally which allows easy access to all corners of the region that she calls home.

Outside of work Katie enjoys the gym, spending quality time with family and friends and of course the odd bit of shopping here and there. 

Contact Katie on:
Office: 01392 366555
Mobile: 07581 732510
Email: katie.semmens@cliveemson.co.uk
Scott Gray

Scott Gray

Auctioneer
AssocRICS MNAVA

Scott has been in the property industry for 15 years, specialising in Auctions for the majority of this period. As an Auctioneer acting in the disposal of residential, commercial and land, he loves the variation in a working day, having seen some of the weird and wonderful properties and places in the West Country.

Outside of the workplace his passions include football and golf but that’s only if he has any spare time left in the day after trying to keep his two children out of mischief!

Contact Scott on:
Office: 01392 366555
Mobile: 07581 732549
Email: scott@cliveemson.co.uk
Sally Worrall

Sally Worrall

Secretary/Administrator
 

Sally joined the company in 2010 as a secretary for the West Country office. She ensures the smooth administrative running of the office and in addition to her secretarial duties she is a member of the Production Team. In her spare time Sally plays tennis although is better at the socialising in the club afterwards!

Contact Sally on:
Office: 01392 366555
Email: sally@cliveemson.co.uk
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Essex Office

Paul Bridgeman

Paul Bridgeman

Auctioneer
President FNAVA

Paul joined the company in December 2014 and is the auctioneer and oversees the running of the Essex office.  Paul left school and started working in estate agency as a YTS apprentice, five years later joining the auction profession in 1997.  He first took to the rostrum in Glasgow in October 2006.  Paul is also a committee member and past president of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers and the secretary for the Essex branch of the National Association of Estate Agents.  Away from the office Paul enjoys music and most sports especially rugby and motor racing. 

Contact Paul on:
Office: 01245 205778
Mobile: 07539 977974
Email: paul.bridgeman@cliveemson.co.uk
Martin Hardy

Martin Hardy

Senior Auction Valuer
MNAEA ANAVA

Martin joined the company in February 2015 on the launch of the Essex Branch having worked for a large national auctioneer covering the whole of the UK for over 17 years. Martin started his property career back in the early 90’s working for Black House agency’s part of the Lloyds Banking Group and rapidly made his way up the ranks from office junior to the dizzy heights of Senior Negotiator and became one of the company’s top negotiators.  This, over time, lead him to seek a new challenge within property, so in late 1998 he joined the auction division of the UK’s largest property company and specialised in property auctions.

Martin now bring a wealth of experience to the table and is a member of both the National Association of Estate Agents and National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers. In his spare time he continue to moon-light as a taxi driver for his children.

Contact Martin on:
Office: 01245 205778
Mobile: 07487 797563
Email: martin.hardy@cliveemson.co.uk
Melissa Kennedy

Melissa Kennedy

Secretary/Administrator
 

Melissa has been a member of the Essex office since it opened in February 2015.  Since graduating from university in 2008 she has worked in a range of administration roles and started work within the property auctioneering industry in 2012.  Outside of the office Melissa is a member of a local book group and an avid film fan.

Contact Melissa on:
Office: 01245 205778

Email: melissa.kennedy@cliveemson.co.uk