Weston’s auctioneer leaves his stage at Stephen and Co

THE auctioneer of Weston’s Stephen and Co has announced he will be leaving at the end of the year to embark on a new career at a public school.

Jeremy Pickles, aged 55, of College Road, in Clifton is leaving the estate agents in Walliscote Road to take up a new challenge as director of development at Clifton College.

He said: “After 30 years with Stephen and Co this opportunity has come along out of the blue and offers an exciting opportunity for a complete change of direction.

“I have a long association with Clifton. My four children were educated there and my wife Karen is a housemistress and director of drama.”

As Stephen and Co’s auctioneer Jeremy will not be hanging up his gavel just yet, but will also continue as the firm’s consultant auctioneer.

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Jeremy will take up a role which is also new for the college. He will be responsible for promoting its Development Trust and fundraising for projects and bursaries.

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