Cheffins, has promoted Oliver Godfrey to partner, following two years as Director at the firm. Oliver joined the rural department in 2006 as a rural surveyor prior to joining the machinery team in 2007.

As well as being an accomplished auctioneer, Oliver advises farming clients on the sale and disposal of farm machinery in the agricultural sector, organising sales at clients’ premises across the UK. He is also a respected authority on vintage and classic machinery, having overseen and auctioneered at notable sales including the Paul Rackham Collection as well as over 100 vintage and classic tractors that sold as part of the Gary Cooper Collection.

Chairman of Cheffins, Bill King, says: “Oliver has made a significant contribution to the on-site and vintage machinery departments over a number of years, helping to win new business and becoming a trusted adviser to many of our clients. His promotion to partnership is recognition of his dedication to the firm and testament to his experience and expertise in the vintage and modern machinery sector.”

“Oliver has been an integral part of the team, guiding our business through the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The consequences of social distancing restrictions have meant a restructuring of all of our sales to an online only platform from what is normally a very social event at client’s premises and at our saleground at Sutton. The technological facility to host our sales online on our website has meant that we have been able to meet global demand for good, quality second-hand machinery. even during lockdown.”

Oliver comments: “Cheffins is a long-established and ambitious firm. We have a fantastic reputation for our expertise in the machinery sector and for our approachable and experienced team, offering clients the best and most pragmatic advice with regards to selling some of their biggest assets. I am looking forward to getting back out to see clients as lockdown restrictions begin to ease; we already have a busy programme of on-site farm sales in the pipeline and a bumper vintage auction on the cards in July.”