New owners revamp Bourne auction house

18th September 2013

The Bourne auction house of Golding Young & Mawer has undergone an extensive facelift, following the merger with Richardsons earlier this year.

Golding Young & Mawer took over the Bourne premises in April. The historic building, was once the workshop of British Racing Motors, which was set up by Raymond Mays and based in the town.

As well as giving the interior of the Bourne building a much-needed lick of paint, Managing Director, Colin Young has also changed the layout of the displays and overseen the installation of technology to allow live bidding.

The next phase in the continuing development of the former BRM workshops, has been to appoint a new saleroom Manager. Alastair McPhie-Meiklejon, who recently joined the company, is busy updating the premises to improve the customer experience.

Automobilia is one of Alastair's specialisms, and he said: "It's a nice feeling to be in a place with so much history. To think that some of the most amazing racing cars ever were created here is fantastic.

"I hope to get some decent car sales here too in the future to help keep the history going."

A former Gloucesterahire University history graduate, Alastair has always had an interest in antiques and grew up in a 16th century house.

His other specialisms are horology - the study of watches and clocks - music and Militaria. Before joining Golding Young & Mawer in Bourne he was assistant manager at John Taylor's in Louth for four and a half years.

"I want to make the Bourne Auction Rooms, on the same level and reputation as the Golding Young & Mawer salerooms in Grantham and Lincoln," he said.

"We have the ability and space to have something that encompasses the finer elements of things, but we've also got the more mainstream lots that still command a reasonable price.

"To be all things to all people is important for a saleroom such as this."

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