With over 30 years experience Colin has sold over two million lots with an A-Z of items ranging from Antiques to Zoo Animals.
Colin joined the profession in 1986 with Lyall & Co at The Bourne Auction Rooms.
In 1989 he joined Golding's as Manager at The Grantham Auction Rooms at the age of 21. Since 1994 he has been the firm's Principal Auctioneer & Valuer.
He qualified as an auctioneer in 1991 as an Associate member of the National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers and in 1992 became a Fellow. Colin had the honour of being National President of NAVA Propertymark for 2017/18.
In 1996 he became the ISVA Young Auctioneer of the Year. The coveted title was won on the back of an impressive 8 victories in 9 years in the regional heats. He also delivered a further 3 runner-up trophies in the national finals over the period.
Colin is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, qualifying as a Chartered Art & Antiques Surveyor.
He was the 2003 recipient of the RICS/Antiques Trade Gazette Prize for Professional Assessment.
Colin is also an Associate member of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers.
Since 2002 Colin has been an Expert on the multi-award-winning BBC antiques show - BARGAIN HUNT. A regular contributor to Prime-Time, Day-Time & Live programmes.
Colin is currently engaged as a member of the team undertaking a world-wide antiques valuation program including collections in Vienna, Rome and Madrid.