ATG: You've told us the detail of your London plans. But taking a step back, why this move to London …and why now? Charles Hanson: I’m an ambitious man and I’ll be 40 next year. If I don’t do it now, I never will. There is a niche in London for our service – that is, auctioneering with a passion, great customer care and selling with an element of theatre and drama. I’ve been thinking of this for three or four years, waiting for colleagues to become available. Hopefully my business plan is secure.
The business, launched in 2005 by Charles Hanson, has taken a part-lease on Normansfield Theatre in Teddington, in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames. Hansons London has already opened a consignment and valuations office in the Hampton Court area, three miles from its new saleroom. Two new staff will manage the London firm: business consultant Sue Haswell and associate director Chris Kirkham, former sales valuation manager at Criterion Auctions.
Stevenson replaces Rebecca Davies – who is returning to the contemporary art world – full-time from February 2018. A media veteran, Stevenson spent more than 24 years at Tatler owner Condé Nast, including 15 years as publisher of the upmarket title. Her role at Tatler involved sponsoring art and antiques events including the BADA and Olympia fairs, experience Stevenson says has given her insight into “the opportunities and challenges facing dealers in these changing times”.
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