Our Staff


David Lay

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors, Qualified & professional antiques & art valuer, auctioneer & consultant, Auctioneer of the Year 2003/2004, National winner at the British Antiques & Collectables Awards, Over 30 years valuation & auction experience, Expertise in identification, valuation & auction of all antiques & fine art


Phil Waller

Saleroom Manager

Mimi Connell-Lay

Publicity Manager

Melanie Esdale

Antique Saleroom Manager

Chris Dyer

Fine Art Sale Manager and Photographer

Clare Tenbeth

Office Manager

Trevor Murphy

General Saleroom Manager


Dee Morgan

Office Administrator


Tony Halfyard

Office Administrator

Sharon Rideout

Office Administrator


Jenny Poynton

Office Administrator



Ben Johnson




James Miller



Jonny Lay

Auction House Assistant