Sheffield auctioneer tops Yorkshire 2015 results tables
2nd February 2016
Sales of more than £27million have seen Sheffield-based Mark Jenkinson and Son record the best results in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber for 2015, according to the latest industry research.
Mark Jenkinson and Son, which has offices in Sheffield and Chesterfield, beat off competition from more than 20 other individual auctioneers across the region with sales of £27,244,850 more than £7.5 million than the auctioneer ranked in second place. The research by Essential Information Group (EIG), which analyses UK-wide auction data and is recognised as the industry standard, found Mark Jenkinson and Son also sold the most lots between January and December last year 298 compared with the 248 of the firm's nearest rival. Highlights from Mark Jenkinson and Son's last year include Highlightley Farm in Dronfield which went under the hammer six years after its former owner and Barlow Huntmaster Anne Wilson died intestate aged 89 and sold for more than £2.5 million. In total £5.25million of property was sold during the record auction for the firm, while 91 per cent of its lots were sold. Adrian Little, Head of the Auction Department at Mark Jenkinson and Son, said: -To have the sold most lots or generated the highest sales would each be wonderful accomplishments in themselves, so to be ranked so highly in both categories is doubly pleasing and a really significant achievement for us. -EIG analyse all auction data and are held in high regard amongst the country's auctioneers so we are thrilled to be recognised as the top ranking individual auctioneer for sales in Yorkshire and the Humber. -It means we have kicked off the New Year on a high and, as we are one of very few firms to hold auctions in January, we are looking forward to continuing and building on this momentum throughout 2016. Mark Jenkinson and Son was established in 1877 and is the largest independent firm of Chartered Surveyors in South Yorkshire. For more information visit www.markjenkinson.co.uk.