Local auction house Fellows has gone from strength to strength, having being recognized by industry specialists twice in less than a week. Managing Director Stephen Whittaker made WatchProâs âHot 100â list and was awarded âRetail Titanâ on 2nd
July while the UK Retail Jewellery Awards 2013, taking place on 4th
July, Â singled out Fellows for the nights only âhigh commendationâÂ after being shortlisted Â for âEtailer of the Year 2013â.
Founded in 1876, Fellows has become the largest specialist auction house in the UK, holding over 90 auctions a year. A family-run business for over a hundred years, Fellows has seen considerable success within the past two decades under Stephenâs management, seeing the business grow from 5 members of staff to over 50. During this time, Fellows has achieved numerous milestones, having been the first auction house in the UK to offer online bidding and the first UK auction house to offer apps and a dedicated mobile site for its customers.
Managing Director Stephen Whittaker states, âmaking the Watch Pro Hot 100 list and being âhighly commendedâ at the UK Jewellery Awards in less than a week is a fantastic compliment to everybody who has worked so hard to make Fellows what it is today. It demonstrates that the real auction experience, hammer and all, can be brought online with a great deal of success - a success which we are confident we will see continue.â