Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications


As a company we are qualified members of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA). Our general manager and office manager are members of NAVA and our other trainee auctioneer is working towards her qualification to join.

Ian Taylor our general manager and auctioneer won the NAVA auctioneer of the year competition in 2013. Many members of staff have degrees in a wide range of fields.


Ian Taylor with the rose bowl in 2013

It has to be said that the best qualification in our sort of business is experience which is then regulated in its application by the respective professional bodies. Without experience and the knowldege so gained we have nothing to offer and without qualification we are not regulated in a manner that protects the interests of our customers.

Collectively the lead valuers at Peter Francis have over 50 years experience in the business.