From a non farming background, in the historic Scottish Borders town of Selkirk. Greg spent his school holidays and trained at his local St Boswells mart. Joining Bentham in 2012, Greg flourished under the leadership of Stephen Dennis into Senior Sheep Auctioneer. Selling up to 7,000 prime and cull sheep weekly and increasing store lamb sales to record numbers together with the introduction of specialist pedigree sales.Greg is proud to have gained the confidence of buyers and sellers at local, regional and national leveland be recognised as guest Auctioneer at the Tame Summer Sheep Fair.
A livestock man through-and-through, James has spent half his life working for Harrison & Hetherington with his first gavel going down at the tender age of 19. Now aged 32, James is a renowned auctioneer with a career high being the sale of £140,000 Limousin Bull. This success comes from working with farmers to provide the best customer service to ensure the highest price. He believes that live selling is vital to the industry. James’ vast experience comes from his family farm, showing his own pedigree Beltex and judging at local shows as well as time previously spent as Chairman of Calbeck Young Farmers.
Part of the industry for over 30 years, Martin began his career at 21, with support from Roger Sadler at Kidderminster Market. Now a partner at Nock Deighton, Martin operates two livestock markets after the recent acquisition of Newcastle Emlyn Mart to save from closure. He professes that livestock auctioneering is his life; from opening the market gates early in the morning to making the last sale of the day, he totally enjoys all aspects of the role of an auctioneer. Outside the auction, he plays a vital role in the community as Livestock Chairman for Burwarton Show, supporting Young Farmers Clubs and charity auctions.
Richard began his career at United Auctions in Stirling gaining experience from supportive senior auctioneers. Based at Selby for the past 12 years, he sells cattle, sheep and pigs every week. Richard prides himself on regular customer contact to strengthen relationships – he believes that achieving the best deal for his customers to thrive means the mart will too. He believes that working hard to maintain throughput is key to the auctioneering business. Richard also enjoys meeting the next generation when supporting Young Farmers at stockjudging evenings and mock auctions.