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EIG celebrate 21st Annual Auctioneers Lunch

Publish Date: 12 October 2018

By Beth Fox


EIG celebrate 21st Annual Auctioneers Lunch

Further reading

David Sandeman to address NAVA Annual Conference

Auction News - EIG Newsletter Oct 2018

EIG host the Auctioneers Annual Industry Get Together

The Royal Thames Yacht Club

For this year's Auctioneers Lunch, EIG returned to The Royal Thames Yacht Club to celebrate the 21st annual gathering of Auctioneers from across the UK.

The RTYC is a stylish and tranquil setting in the heart of Knightsbridge with splendid views from the dining room onto Hyde Park where with good food and fine wine an enjoyable time was had by all.  

Future Predictions

EIG Managing Director, David Sandeman and Director, David Leary both gave speeches where they outlined company plans and predictions for the future of the industry ... 

As always, it was great to see both new and familiar faces in the auction community from all corners of the country. Whilst it may be a tough market currently there are signs that the future will offer an improved variety of options to sell property through the auction process, specifically online where I would predict ... in a years' time that 25% of all lots are being offered through an online process. The overall message of the day is the future is bright and the future is online!

David Leary - Director, EIG  

A Highlight of the Social Calendar 

The Auctioneer's Lunch is regarded by many as a highlight of the social calendar, every year it continues to live up to its reputation long after the event!

As a one of a kind event, the auctioneers enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the industry and swap stories with their peers.   

David, Thank you again for a wonderful lunch on Friday. I missed last year so this was my first visit to RTYC – great venue and I thought the food was first class. David Leary drank all the wine on our table but I’m sure it was delicious.

If only every Friday could be like that, work would be so much more fun!

Please thank Robbie for the beard entertainment, it was great to catch up with Jade, Tom and of course Lord Leary.

Toby Limbrick - FNAVA Director, Network Auctions  


Founded in 1775, the Royal Thames Yacht Club is the oldest continuously operating yacht club in the world as well as being the oldest royal yacht club.

The members participate in a wide range of racing and cruising events in home waters and worldwide, so with EIG Managing Director, David Sandeman a keen and accomplished sailor it seemed a perfect setting to celebrate.