100th Auction

18th July 2018  |  12:00am

100th Auction

It was Strakers 100th land and property auction at The Corn Exchange on the 10th May. ‘The night was certainly a testament to the hard work put in over the past 17 years as well as the support from clients’ Charlie Doel, Auctioneer. A packed audience witnessed some impressive sales figures with 17 of the 20 lots achieving reserves and in most cases bettering them. In order to mark the occasion, Strakers donated £100 from each lot sold to a charity of the buyers choice. The total raised for charity was £1700. Antony Bulley, Managing Director said ‘it is apt that the 100th auction was held in Devizes where it all started, in The Ballroom of The Bear Hotel 17 years ago.  I was heavily involved personally in putting together our first auction of 6 properties in 2001 alongside the wonderful Geoffrey Taylor. There are some pretty impressive numbers in the catalogue, just as a snapshot we have sold 1,700 lots totalling just under £275 MILLION pounds worth of property!! Inevitably much has changed over the years, but I believe we have adapted along the way and our auction team offer a great service which is supported by everyone in the branches.  Long may that continue, and we look forward to the next 100!’.