William is an RICS Registered Valuer with 40 years experience available to advise private and corporate clients on their art and antiques collections in respect of insurance, acquisition and disposal.
He is usually the first person on hand to advise executors in the valuation of chattels for inheritance tax assessment and the property clearance that follows.
He is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, qualifying as a Chartered Art & Antiques Surveyor in 1998.
He was the 1999 recipient of the RICS/Antiques Trade Gazette Prize for Professional Assessment.
William joined Thos. Mawer & Son in 1982 and stayed at The Lincoln Auction Rooms as an auctioneer and valuer until 1999.
He then joined Manchester firm Capes Dunn where he stayed for 10 years. Among his successes were the 20thC and Northern Art auction sales held in the Urbis Centre.
His passion and success in the art market is replicated in Lincoln with three annual evening picture sales. Summer 2013 saw the first of these sales to realise over £100,000.
In recent years William has been the Golding Young team leader undertaking a world-wide antiques valuation program for HM Foreign & Commonweath Office having worked in Vienna, Warsaw, Paris, Rome, Ankara, Istanbul, Washington, Brasilia, Bangkok, Tokyo, Cairo, Pretoria & Cape Town to name but a few.