The Marts the Heart Awards 2017 Winners2018-05-16T09:52:42+00:00

The Mart’s the Heart Awards 2017 Winners

Marts the Heart awards logo 2017

After more than 12,000 votes and an extensive judging process, we can now reveal the winners of the 2017 Mart’s the Heart awards. The awards aim to champion those who you feel have contributed to the success of the auction mart industry, and our judges agreed the standard of competition was at a record high. Auctions play an intrinsic role within both livestock sector and rural communities and we are proud to award the following list of prizes to some very worthy winners.

Winners were presented with their awards at the British Farming Awards on October 19, 2017.

Auctioneer of the Year 2017 winner

New Auctioneer of the Year 2017 winner

Auction Cafe of the Year 2017 winner

Auctioneer Lifetime Achievement 2017 winner

David Thomlinson

Harrison & Hetherington


David has been recognised as a dedicated and passionate individual who has worked in the auctioneering industry for over 50 years. David has played a vital role in the market system and is recognised as an inspirational role model. He puts the needs of farmers first. A deserving winner who has influenced the lives of others, supported communities, pushed for change and contributed to the positive promotion of the agricultural industry as a whole.