ANTIQUES YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR AWARD - THE WINNERS

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  • July 08, 2014

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Winner James Gooch of Doe & Hope receives award, also shown George Johnson, Timothy Medhurst and Mark Hill

AND THE WINNER IS ...

On Friday 4 July 2014, the hottest night of the year, an excited crowd gathered at The Rooftop Restaurant at Alfies Antiques Market for the celebratory party and awards ceremony to announce the winners of the Antiques Young Gun of the Year Award.

The winner of Antiques Young Gun of the Year 2014 was the very popular choice of James Gooch owner of Doe & Hope who was presented his award by winner in 2013 Timothy Medhurst.

James Gooch commented: “I'm naturally delighted to take on the mantle of Antiques Young Gun of the Year from the superb ambassador that is Tim Medhurst, and I'm looking forward to both the challenges and benefits that come with the role. It means a lot to be the first bona fide dealer to win the award and I hope I can leave a distinct mark on the year’s proceedings and help the movement continue on an upward trajectory. Since I was part of the first core of Antiques Young Guns championing the movement on social media, it is wonderful to be recognised by my peers as an Antiques Young Gun winner. I've had many a kind word from all those involved in the trade since the awards which is incredibly important to me. There are many people who've inspired me in the trade and whose work I continue to look up to and, as I see dealing as an art form, I believe there is many an artist out there; many of whom are incredibly underrated. I hope I can bring as much positivity and respect to the trade as I can whilst I am the holder of the award”


Winner of the Judith Miller Award for Outstanding Potential was William Potts of Just William Collection

William said: “To be nominated as a finalist in the Antiques Young Guns of the Year awards was thrilling. However to win the Judith Miller Award for Outstanding Potential and a Lorfords Antiques Special Showcase Award was more than I could have hoped for – I am over the moon. Huge thanks to all involved with the Young Guns, it is a fantastic organisation.


Winner of the Special Judges' Award was Marika Clemow who has made a big impression in her role at Antiques Trade Gazette and The Saleroom.com.

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Marika said: "It is an honour to be recognised as a champion of the art and antiques industry and I am delighted to have received the Special Judges Award. As a young woman in a trade widely viewed as male dominated, I hope this inspires others to step up, lean in and have a voice.
Through an initiative like Antiques Young Guns we are encouraged to interact, bridge the generation gap, embrace new technologies and ideas, ultimately making positive changes for the future of our industry."

ANTIQUES HEAVY ARTILLERY MENTORING AWARDS:

William Potts winner of The Judith Miller Award for Outstanding Potential

Eleven lucky winners were awarded a one-year mentorship with eleven established members of the antiques trade as follows:

Amanda Pickett of Clarke Pickett Antiques with Patrick Macintosh of Macintosh Antiques
Daniel Larsson of D Larsson Interior with Robert Young
Edd Thomas of Edd in the Clouds with Marc Allum of BBC Antiques Roadshow
Jason Clarke of Jason Clarke Ltd with Lennox Cato
Jon Irvine of John Irvine Antiques with Mark Goodger of Hampton Antiques
Lily Trunfull of No1 Lewes with Ashley Gray of Gray Modern & Contemporary Art
Paul Jones of Paul Jones Antiques with Spencer Swaffer
Matt Goymer of Delphis Antiques with Ian Towning from Dickinson's Real Deal
Oliver Leggett of Lacy Scott & Knight Auctioneers with Nigel Worboys of Worboys Antiques and Antiques are Green Trade Association
Robyn Alston of On the Wall Antiques with Stuart Atkinson of Fontaine Decorative
Serhat Ahmet of Serhat Ahmet with Steven Moore of BBC Antiques Roadshow.


LORFORD’S@BABDOWN SHOWCASE AWARDS:

The eight winners of a showcase at the prestigious Lorfords@Babdown received a prize giving them a unique opportunity to showcase their stock completely free of charge at the magnificent Lorfords@Babdown- 11,000+ square feet of showrooms, just outside the antiques hub of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, each winner being awarded a consecutive three month slot in an imposing showcase arena flanking the entrance. The eight winners will be exhibiting alongside around twenty of Europe’s top decorative dealers.

The prizes were kindly donated by Toby Lorford and Lesley Ferguson owners of Lorfords Antiques and the winners were:

Alys Dobbie of NanaDobbie, Edd Thomas of Edd in the Clouds, Henry Saywell of Henry Saywell, James Gooch of Doe & Hope, Lily Trunfull of No1 Lewes, Matthew Wise of Cubbit Antiques, Robyn Alston of On the Wall Antiques and William Potts of Just William Collection.

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08 July 2014 - For immediate release.

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Marika Clemow winner of the Special Judges' Award

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ANTIQUES YOUNG GUNS
Brilliant Old Things from Bright Young Things

Many think the antiques world is dry, dusty and staid and certainly not a place for career driven, intelligent and entrepreneurial young people. Not so! In fact, there are many more than you’d think – and as well as being the future of the trade, they’re thriving! The competition to find Antiques Young Gun of the Year was open to anyone under 39 years of age who makes their living from the world of antiques, vintage or collectables.

Antiques Young Guns have made antiques cool again. A vibrant and growing association of young people aged 39 and under who are now part of a major force in the antiques trade, shaking it up and putting it out there. Tastemakers for the new era, these young dealers and auctioneers are buying and selling not just Mid C design and vintage – they are also dealing in formal “brown” furniture, classic ceramics and glass, taxidermy and curios, antique clocks and other staples of the antiques trade and showing a new generation of buyers how to mix them up in the contemporary home.
The 2014 Antiques Young Gun of the Year awards ceremony and party were held at Alfies Antiques, Marylebone, London NW8, courtesy of owner Bennie Gray.

Sponsors for the evening were:

Alfies Antiques Market www.alfiesantiques.com
The Antiques Trade Gazette – www.antiquestradegazette.com
Bath Decorative Antiques Fair www.bathdecorativeantiquesfair.co.uk
The Decorative Antiques + Textiles Fair www.decorativefair.com
IACF Ltd. www.iacf.co.uk
LoveAntiques www.loveantiques.com
Lorfords Antiques www.lorfordsantiques.com
The Hoarde www.thehoarde.com

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ANTIQUES YOUNG GUNS Brilliant Old Things from Bright Young Things Many think the antiques world is dry, dusty and staid and certainly not a place for career driven, intelligent and entrepreneurial young people. Not so! In fact, there are many more than you’d think – and as well as being the future of the trade, they’re thriving! The competition to find Antiques Young Gun of the Year was open to anyone under 39 years of age who makes their living from the world of antiques, vintage or collectables. Antiques Young Guns have made antiques cool again. A vibrant and growing association of young people aged 39 and under who are now part of a major force in the antiques trade, shaking it up and putting it out there. Tastemakers for the new era, these young dealers and auctioneers are buying and selling not just Mid C design and vintage – they are also dealing in formal “brown” furniture, classic ceramics and glass, taxidermy and curios, antique clocks and other staples of the antiques trade and showing a new generation of buyers how to mix them up in the contemporary home.


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