2019 Highlights

In 2019 we celebrated our 30th anniversary as land and property auctioneers, something which could not have been done without the hard work of our teams and the individuals and businesses looking to buy and sell wonderful properties and pieces of land.       

Last year alone we achieved £150 million in sales, with an incredible 80% of properties and land sold from 1,071 lots catalogued. There were so many 2019 highlights to mention it was difficult to fit them all in, so here are just a few of our favourites!                

An MBE for Clive

Clive Emson, who started the business in 1989, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his charity work. Clive has volunteered for over 20 years helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Kent but was shocked when he heard the news; “The thing that’s amazing is that I’m not sure who put me up for it. It was a complete and utter surprise. I’ve kept the charity work under the radar.” 

The first-ever Clive Emson auction at the Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone in 1989

Helping the community 

Our auction house was also involved in several charity activities like Centrepoint’s Sleep Out, a charity event which raises funds to support 15,000 homeless young people a year. Organised by Propertymark, with over 100 individuals attending, the event raised over £61,000 with four of the Clive Emson team (Richard Payne, Clive Slade, Chris Milne and Tom Lowe) taking part and raising £3,829.27 towards this amazing total!

 Another charity highlight was our auction for Chestnut Tree House, a children’s hospice in Sussex. This event was particularly exciting as a few Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club players were in attendance and kindly donated items for the auction.  

These were just a few of our 2019 highlights and we are confident that 2020 will be even bigger still!

Looking to sell at auction? 

If you are looking to sell your property at auction then let us know. We have many years of experience selling land and properties of all types including commercial buildings and even one-off buildings like a Napoleonic fortress.

Properties in the south of England (including the Isle of Wight) can be sold at one of our live auctions or, if the property is further afield, on our online auction. If you are interested in attending any of our auctions this year then take a look at our 2020 auction dates.