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.
Over Clive’s forty five years influential years in the industry, he has played a vital role in the growth of Worcester Market – from on the brink of closure to a successful commercial and pedigree centre site. His experience, commitment and enthusiasm for the industry recognised, he is Official Society Auctioneer for numerous Cattle and Sheep breed societies, Chairman of The Three Counties Agricultural Society alongside regularly judging livestock at shows, conducting weekly sales of commercial stock and supporting local charities.
After fourteen years with Wright Marshall, Simon is now Senior Auctioneer in charge of their Pedigree department alongside selling all classes of stock on a weekly basis. Besides being an Auctioneer, Simon is driven to do the best he can for clients. Passionate about his charity work, Simon has utilised his skills, regularly conducting auctions and has raised over £2million for various organisations.
From a none-farming background, to giving up holidays to work in his local Mart, Greg rose through the ranks as a young Auctioneer. Moving to Bentham Auction Mart in 2012, Greg honed his skills under the leadership of Senior Auctioneer Stephen Dennis. He has gained the confidence of farmers at both local and regional level but increasingly nationwide with his passion and commitment to the industry.
James has been an Auctioneer for Kivells twelve years, where he today sells over 7,000 pigs a year. James has also built up a successful Machinery sales with over 2,750 lots going under the hammer. Admitted as a fellow of the L.A.A in 2015 after successfully completing four years of education at Harper Adams University, James is very serious about supporting and helping his local farming and rural community. Besides being a district councillor he supports Kivells ‘Commitment to the Community’ by conducting Charity auctions throughout the country.