2018 WINNERS2018-09-07T08:52:07+00:00

The Mart’s the Heart Awards 2018 Winners

After an outstanding number of votes and an extensive judging process, we can now reveal the winners of the 2018 Mart’s the Heart awards. Auctions play an intrinsic role within both livestock sector and rural communities. The awards aim to champion those who you feel have contributed to the success of the auction mart industry. Our judges agreed the standard of competition was at a record high and we are proud to recognise this years very worthy winners.

Winners will be presented with their awards at the British Farming Awards on October 18, 2018

Auctioneer of the Year 2018 winner

Russell Steer

Kivells Auctioneers


From lining up farm toys and selling them to imaginary buyers, to landing his dream job, then being appointed a Director of Kivells Auctioneers, being nominated for Auctioneer of the Year is a great honour for Russell Steer. He is their lead sheep auctioneer, who works hard to lift the profile of sheep sales and increase throughput.

New Auctioneer of the Year 2018 winner

Jonty Cliffe

Beeston Market


“For me, auctioneering is not just a career, but a way of life and I am thrilled to make the shortlist for the second year. I thrive off the ringside atmosphere and love the early morning start on sale day, greeting vendors and buyers. I enjoy communicating with farmers to build relationships by being honest, friendly and knowledgeable...

Auction Cafe of the Year 2018 winner

Auctioneer Lifetime Achievement 2018 winner