Director & Vice Chairman, FRICS FAAV
Frank Morgan started his career as an articled clerk with the company in 1965. Since then, he has been involved in many parts of the company assisting in equine, machinery, fine art and the vehicle departments as a valuer and auctioneer, as well carrying out his Professional work in the agricultural department, with valuations of land and farm sales.
Head of Fine Art Department, Auctioneer/Valuer - Silver/Furniture
Roger has been with company for over 30 years. Although he has a broad knowledge of many facets of antiques and fine art his special interests are English Silver and Furniture. Like many of his colleagues he also studied at Southampton.
Auctioneer/Valuer - Porcelain/Books
Joined the Fine Art team in 1972 having qualified at Southampton College of Technology. Geoffrey heads the Book auction Department and oversees the Ceramics Auctions. Geoffrey also handles the specialist Toy Auctions. Entries may be brought to the saleroom for valuation or home visits can be arranged. He also undertakes valuations for insurance, probate and private purposes.
Auctioneer/Valuer - Furniture/Music
Owain has been a member of the Brightwells Fine Art team for over twenty years and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. If you require a valuation for auction or other purposes he is very happy to visit you at your home or meet you at the saleroom by appointment.
Auctioneer/Valuer - Jewellery, Textiles & General Furnishings
Caroline joined the team in 2003, graduating from Southampton Solent University with a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts Valuation in 2006. Caroline runs the General Furnishing and Collectables monthly auctions, is responsible for the cataloguing of the Jewellery and takes a keen interest in the specialist Textile auction.
Auctioneer/Valuer - Pictures/Stamps.
James joined Brightwells in 2003. He trained at Christie’s London after leaving university. He has had over 30 years experience as a specialist Picture Valuer and Auctioneer working both in London and the Provinces. During that time he has worked as Head of the Picture Departments at the West Country auctioneers Lawrence Fine Art of Crewkerne (1985-1990), Christie’s, South Kensington (1991-1993) and Hamptons International (1993-2004).
Auctioneer/Valuer - Natural History/Sporting/Militaria/Tribal Art
Daniel joined the company in 2011 and assists with the management of the General Sales. He runs the Natural History, Sporting, Tribal Art and Militaria within the Fine Art Sales.
South Wales Valuer
Philip is already well established in South Wales, having worked for the past 25 years for a large auctioneers based in London and Cardiff. He brings with him a wealth of experience on all aspects of fine art and antiques, but is especially well known for his expertise in Welsh, Asian and Tribal Art.
Consultant - Fine Wine
Paddy has been consulting for Brightwells Wine Auctions since their introduction in November 2006. His knowledge of all types of fine wines and spirits is extensive and varied.
Toby joined Brightwells in 2000 and has played an important role in the development of Specialist Auctions which include Classic and Vintage Cars and Automobilia.
Keith joined our Militaria team in 2010. He is a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society and has been collecting British war medals for 36 years, culminating with the publication in 2004 of his book on World War One officer casualties at Passchendaele. His other interests include Railwayana and memorabilia to the White Star Line, particularly in relation to the Titanic.
Adrian joined our team in 2011 and has been a coin collector and keen metal detector since childhood which gives him a good knowledge of early coins and artefacts.
Rachael provides support and help to staff and customers in the salerooms.
Nigel has worked at Brightwells for nearly forty years in our salerooms and cash offices.
Sarah provides support and help to staff and customers in the salerooms.
Accounts and Administration Assistant
Helen has been helping in the cash office and with lotting up sales for nearly fifteen years.
Kieran helps with laying out the lots for sale, setting up the bidding rooms and taking photographs.