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.

Meet the Team

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Clive Emson

Chairman & Auctioneer

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

James Emson

MD & Auctioneer

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
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Kent Office

John Stockey

Director & Auctioneer

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

Kevin Gilbert

Director & Auctioneer

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

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

Jon Rimmer


Jon joined the company in 2014 and is now a Negotiator; he has 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.

Contact Jon on:

Office: 01622 608400
Mobile: 07794 465401

Chris Milne

Auction Appraiser

Chris joined the company in 2016 and is training to become a negotiator. Prior to this he trained as an apprentice at the country’s largest estate agents and is a member of the national association of valuers and auctioneers. Chris can be seen both out on inspections and at viewings across Kent and Sussex.

In his spare time Chris enjoys socialising, eating out and holidays abroad.

Contact Chris on:

Office: 01273 504232
Mobile: 07960 242252

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

Linda Bright


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tracey Luckham


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

Julie Hills

Viewings Assistant

Julie is based at the Maidstone office as one of the viewing assistants accompanying potential buyers to the properties prior to auction day.

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Sussex Office

Sam Kinloch

Director, Auction Valuer

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

Richard Payne


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

Clive Slade

Senior Auction Valuer

Clive joined the company in 2019 at our Sussex & Surrey office and is responsible for conducting auction appraisals covering South London, Surrey & Middlesex.

Clive has worked in the property industry since 2004, and property auctions since 2011. Clive has extensive experience of selling land, residential and commercial properties in both London and regional auction rooms, and is passionate about helping clients achieve the best price for their property. Clive is a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers.

Away from work, Clive follows his beloved Arsenal football team and has a keen interest in Formula 1.


Contact Clive on:

Office: 01273 504232
Mobile: 07968 780713

Emma Dean

Digital Marketing

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 company’s marketing, digital marketing and social media sites and, when not tweeting on behalf of the company, she enjoys snowboarding, dressmaking, cooking and socialising with friends and family.

Contact Emma on:

Office: 01273 504232

Kirsty Hughes


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.

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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 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 Hampshire 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

Michael Marchant


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 currently deals with the Bournemouth and Dorset section of 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 Michael on:

Office: 01489 564606
Mobile: 07812 050064

Nicky Bush


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

Lisa Marchant


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

Jackie Piggott


Jackie is new to the team, joining the Hampshire office in July 2018. She provides administrative and secretarial support and is involved with catalogue production. She started her working life as secretary to Livestock auctioneers so slightly different to property! Outside of the office Jackie keeps busy walking her Springer/Collie rescue dog, Pilates and sugar craft.

Contact Jackie on:

Office: 01489 564606

Scott Woodford

Viewings Assistant

Scott is based at the Hampshire office as the viewings assistant who accompanies potential buyers to the properties prior to auction day.

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West Country Office

Graham Barton


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

Katie Semmens

Senior Auction Valuer

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

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, then moved to our Kent office and is now based in the West Country where he is responsible for conducting auction appraisals. He is currently 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: 01392 366555
Mobile: 07792 807349

Audrey Smith

Auction Negotiator

Audrey joined Clive Emson in September 2017 having previously worked for a large corporate auction company over the last decade and has been directly involved from start to finish in the disposal of millions of pounds worth of residential and commercial property throughout the South West.  Audrey also has a background in lettings, which has proved to be invaluable, and comes from a farming background.  Outside of work, Audrey enjoys regular trips to the gym and spending time with her family and black Labrador.

Contact Audrey on:

Office: 01392 366555
Mobile: 07581 732549

Tom Lowe

Trainee Auction Negotiator

Tom hails from Plymouth and, before joining Clive Emson in January 2017, worked in construction as a labourer for a general builders firm and a roofing firm. Tom is also currently studying Bookkeeping Level 2 one evening a week. Outside of the office Tom likes to go to the gym, play/watch football and socialise with his friends.


Contact Tom on:

Office: 01392 366555
Mobile: 07966 348667

Sally Worrall


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
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Essex Office

Paul Bridgeman

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

Martin Hardy

Senior Auction Valuer

Martin joined the company in February 2015 helping to launch the Essex Branch, having previously 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 Horse 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, becoming one of the company’s top negotiators.  Seeking a new challenge within the property industry, in early 1998 he joined the auction division of the UK’s largest property company and specialised in property auctions becoming Head of Sales, Marketing and Operations across the UK.

Martin now brings 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 continues to moon-light as a taxi driver for his children.

Contact Martin on:

Office: 01245 205778
Mobile: 07487 797563

Richard Jones

Senior Auction Valuer

Richard joined Clive Emson Auctioneers in March 2018 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over more than 25 years in the property industry. Richard managed some of Essex’s busiest offices during his estate agency career, and then joined the auction arm of the UKs largest property sales company in 2011. Richard worked as an auction surveyor appraising properties for both private and corporate clients, and has an enviable breadth and depth of understanding of almost every aspect of property sales. Richard is an associate member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers. Richard has a keen interest in cars and, contrary to his colleagues well-meaning advice, is proud to declare a love of 80s electronic music.

Contact Richard on:

Office: 01245 205778
Mobile: 07948 077014

Melissa Kennedy


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