Aberdeen & Northern Marts appoints Elgin Auction Centre Manager


Aberdeen & Northern Marts – part of ANM Group, one of Scotland’s leading co-operative businesses – is pleased to announce the appointment of David Merchant as Centre Manager of the Elgin Auction Centre.
Mr Merchant is a well-known figure in the community and a skilled auctioneer, having worked across Scotland as a respected valuer and auctioneer for more than thirty years. He will be taking over for Gordon Pirie, who will retire at the end of the December after nearly fifty years of service at the centre.
ANM Group’s Executive Director John Gregor, said: “We are pleased to have such an experienced and respected auctioneer join the furniture and antiques business. With 2018 fast approaching, we look forward to welcoming David to the team and working with him to grow the business in the New Year. We would like to thank Gordon for his hard work over the years, and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
Mr Merchant is a Fellow of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers for Scotland, has earned a steadfast reputation through his auctioneering and valuation work, and brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that will prove beneficial to the business.
The Elgin centre facilities accommodate weekly sales of household furniture, furnishings and bric-a-brac, and renowned quarterly antiques sales.  The centre also hosts a Saturday market held every weekend that offers a wide variety of goods.
The next special sale of antique furniture and collectables will be at the Elgin Auction Centre held on 24th January, 2018. Buyers can bid from anywhere using their computer, tablet or mobile phone by registering on www.the-saleroom.com.