James Lewis

Auctioneer on BBC's Flog It Was Twice Named as UK Auctioneer of the Year

How to hire James Lewis

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to provisionally enquire about James Lewis for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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When he's at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Fake or fortune
  • The addiction of antiques (antiques relating to tea and coffee drinking, smoking, snuff etc.)
  • Burial antiques: You can take it with you
  • Tales and anecdotes of an auctioneer
  • All that glitters is not gold
  • Antiques for investment
  • How to bargain hunt (an ideal topic before docking near a market)
  • A conflict of conscience (animals and antiques)

"What a wonderful evening we had last night!! James really is such a lovely man and made the whole occasion very entertaining. It was so refreshing to have somebody that little bit above the norm and a little different. Not just the bog standard after dinner speech - he certainly made everyone sing for their supper with his antiques quiz - no one had time to nod off!! He was well worth every penny! I was quite anxious that I had pushed the boat out a bit too much, but everyone's response was so positive and very encouraging. Thank you both for helping me organise the event. I shall encourage the Committee to choose Champions for future speakers." - Lizzie, Staffordshire Agricultural Society

  • Auctioneer on BBC’s Flog It
  • Founder & Director of Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers
  • 2x Named UK Auctioneer of the Year
  • 2019 – World Record Set for the Longest Auction by a Single Auctioneer