Brighter Businesses - Frank Marshall, Auctioneers & Valuers
PUBLISHED: 13:50 18 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:33 20 February 2013
Cheshire's leading auctioneers and valuers share some of the secrets of their success
Describe your company and what it does:
We are an established and highly regarded firm of auctioneers and valuers. We hold regular auctions of antiques and collectables, specialist sales of fine art, fine jewellery, fine wine, classic cars, Asian works of art and toys as well as general and home furnishing sales.
What are your business hopes in 2013?
For 2013 we hope to carry on growing our business as we have done over the previous four years of expansion. It would be nice to see the economy settle down and offer a greater stability and security for the UK.
What plans do you have to develop your business in 2013?
During 2013 we will increase the number of our high profile specialist sales as well as growing the size of all our auctions due to the increasingly high demand from clients throughout the UK to consign rare objects to our sales. We are also adding to the number of experts, specialists and consultants on our team to provide our clients with the continued high quality service we are renowned for.
What sets your business apart from your competitors?
Frank Marshall & Co was established in Cheshire in 1947 and has built up an enviable reputation for its professionalism in all its branches. We have respected qualified experts and over eighty members of staff and offices in Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire. With annual sales by auction of over 25 million we are the regions leading auctioneers.
Who are your customers?
Our clients who sell through us are not just from the Northwest but from around the whole of the UK. We have expert agents throughout the UK sourcing goods for our sales and professional couriers to transport the goods wherever required. Our buyers are worldwide, we market our sales extensively throughout specialist publications as well as the internet, and our sales are linked to live internet bidding with wealthy private collectors and specialist buyers from all four corners of the world bidding directly against the UK market, which ensures consistently high prices achieved for our vendors.
How do you see 2013 developing?
2013 will see us developing ever larger and higher profile sales.
What is your business mantra? Traditional standards and cutting edge technology from established and respected experts who fully understand the modern day market for antiques, fine art and collectors items.
What is best about doing business in this region? Cheshire and the North West is a wonderful and eclectic mixture of elegant and atmospheric market towns and villages as well as vibrant major cities. It provides us with a constant source of rare and wonderful objects to present to the world market for our clients.
Can you tell us of any exciting innovations that have worked well?
Offering free and confidential home visits from our team of experts, specialists and consultants have unearthed some rare treasures that the owners would ordinarily have left in the backs of dusty cupboards never to realise their true worth.
Contact details: Frank Marshall, Marshall House, Church Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DH. www.frankmarshall.co.uk, 01565 653284, firstname.lastname@example.org