The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers has presented Katie Semmens of land and property firm Clive Emson with its prestigious Auctioneer of the Year award - the top honour at the body's annual prizegiving event in Oxford.
Semmens "impressed the judges with her outstanding professional auctioneering skills, including handling difficult bidding situations whilst maintaining genuine customer empathy, and adding a good touch of humour to help lift the bid levels" according to NAVA.
The President’s Award was presented to Steven Denley-Hill, who has dedicated much of his professional life to NAVA and has held several influential roles including president, chairman and chief executive.
The Community Award was presented to Symonds & Sampson as the company that best demonstrated its commitment to corporate and social responsibilities within the community.
This year’s Property Auction House of the Year award - open to property auction houses, firms, groups, networks or franchises that regularly operate live auction events - was given to Network Auctions "for demonstrating outstanding customer service, robust business strategy, effective marketing, profession involvement and best practice."