The old established auctioneers Richardsons of Bourne Auction Rooms, formerly Lyall & Co & Co are to merge with Golding Young & Mawer from the 2nd April 2013.
Chris Richardson, who is to continue as a consultant, commented that, "It was essential for the future of the business to move into the 21st Century and adopt the internet age with sales online plus state of the art websites and methods." Adding "I am a dinosaur in relation to such matters, but moving forward and embracing modern methods is overdue."
Auctions will continue in Bourne with existing staff continuing to run the salerooms, "they have been with me for up to 30 years and I thank them all for their loyalty and hard work over these years. We have sold upwards of 3 million lots with an average of 50 sales per year. I would also like to thank all our clients for their instructions and friendship over the years. Some have been with us for over 30 years and I am certain that we can continue and improve our service for many more. I would also like to thank John Castley the well known auctioneer who has assisted with his vast experience and distinct and popular style at sales for the last 18 years."
"I would also like to thank Sandra my wife for her support and advice over the years and for help and patience with the long hours spent at the saleroom."
"Colin Young is a natural successor having spent his formative years as an auctioneer at The Bourne Auction Rooms. He has been really successful, knows the business inside out and I am certain he is the man to take the business forward. He is also a great auctioneer and I am sure clients will be delighted with the services offered."
"Although it is a sad day for me to stand back after 35 years it is hearting to know that the institution that is The Bourne Auction Rooms will continue for years to come giving a professional and personal service to clients and friends."
Colin Young added, "I was delighted to be approached to discuss the merger of Richardsons with Golding Young & Mawer. My decision to go forward with talks was based on the high professional standards adopted at The Bourne Auction Rooms. It gives me great confidence that respected colleagues with whom I trained still remain at the firm. Retaining their invaluable experience and Chris's expertise, coupled with some new ideas and technology are an exciting prospect for a new era."