Sheffield auctioneer tots up sales of over £27m in a year

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Auction sales of more than £27 million have seen Mark Jenkinson and Son record the best results in Yorkshire and the Humber for 2015, according to the latest industry research.

Mark Jenkinson and Son, which has offices in Sheffield and Chesterfield, beat off competition from more than 20 other individual auctioneers across the region with sales of £27,244,850.

The research by Essential Information Group, which analyses UK-wide auction data and is recognised as the industry standard, found Mark Jenkinson and Son also sold the most lots between January and December last year.

It sold Highlightley Farm in Dronfield last year, which went under the hammer after its former owner died and sold for more than £2.5 million.