Meet our Team
Joint Managing Director, BSc Hons (AgricEcon)
Richard joined Brightwells from University in 1992, originally employed in the team that was establishing and developing our 4x4 Auction Business. After promotion to Auctioneer and then Associate a couple of years later, Richard later became General Manager of the Vehicle Department in 2001. In 2007, he joined the Board of Directors, with a responsibility of reporting in marketing and IT. In January 2014, he became Joint Managing Director.
Joint Managing Director, MRICS FAAV
Nick has been with the company since 1990 and has been instrumental in the expansion of the Plant, Machinery and HGV Division of Brightwells. Nick has been Auctioneering since 1984, having followed his father into the profession, also carrying out Professional Valuations on Plant, Machinery, Commercial and Agricultural Property. In January 2014, he became Joint Managing Director.
Transport Manager/HM Government’s Ministry of Defence Contract & Sales
Kim joined the team in 2018 with the HM Government’s Ministry of Defence contract. With over 25 years of transport management knowledge, Kim is one of the MOD division contact and has several years of experience. Managing the MOD on line sale, and general MOD queries.
Auctioneer & Sales Manager
Steve has been with the company since the mid 90's and is Sales Manager and Auctioneer for the Vehicle Auction Department. Always on hand to advise on an auction value or to discuss remarketing requirements, Steve has seen in excess of 100,000 vehicles pass through the doors. He aims to give you the best advice possible for buying and selling vehicles and hopes to make your auction experience a successful one.
Shareholder, Auctioneer/Asset Valuer
James has been involved in the Plant, Machinery & HGV Sale since its inception coming from a farming background and has amassed a great knowledge of the assets that we auction. He combines huge enthusiasm with an encyclopaedic knowledge of past sales. In addition to this work on the Catalogue and the formation of the sale he regularly undertakes Valuations for Asset Managers and Insolvency Practitioners.
Chartered Surveyor/Auctioneer, BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Matthew is a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor (RICS) and has recently qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV), having previously graduated from Harper Adams in Rural Enterprise and Land Management. Mathews is based at the Builth Wells office and is involved in all aspects of Rural Professional work, including undertaking work on behalf of the AMC and bank valuations.