Two NWA Auctioneers Finalists in National Awards

By Olivia Muir, 15 September 2015 – 

We are very pleased to announce that two of our young auctioneers have made it down to the final five of the Farmers Guardian Marts the Hearts New Entrant Award.

Will and Ian are both very honoured to have been nominated for the award and making it down to the final five.

A combination of public vote and the opinion of the judging panel will be used to select a winner.

Winners will be selected in mid-October and will be presented at the Livestock Auctoineers Association AGM lunch in November.

To place your vote please visit the Marts the Hearts Website here

Voting closes on 2nd October

Good Luck Boys!

Will Alexander

“I BEGAN working for North West Auctions as a fieldsman in 2013, after graduating from Harper Adams. I have since progressed to junior auctioneer, selling calves and cast sheep weekly, as well as being lead dairy auctioneer. I am half-way through a four-year course in livestock market operations and management."

“In my first year, I was awarded the Dick Harrison Trust Award. I have a passion for the agricultural industry and I am committed to making the most of my customers’ businesses, which brings me enormous job satisfaction. Outside of work, I manage my own flock of pedigree Suffolks and commercial sheep.”

Ian Atkinson

“MY passion to become an auctioneer stems from attending local auctions with my parents. It became a reality in 2013 after graduating from Harper Adams and gaining a full-time auctioneering role at North West Auctions. I sell at both Lancaster and J36 Rural Auction Centre, selling prime sheep, prime beef, cast ewes and calves on weekly basis. I also sell breeding and store sheep seasonally.“

"I am a keen stockman with a good understanding of the industry stemming from my family’s sheep and beef farm. My understanding of the challenges facing the industry helps me communicate with farmers through difficult times.”

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