William has always been interested in buying and selling objects, enjoying all aspects of the process from research and authentication to photography and marketing. He started off as a schoolboy trading second-hand clothes but soon found himself transferring these skills into the world of antiques, admittedly with a little influence from his father. Weekends were spent not just navigating listings on eBay but touring the local auction houses, and from this, a love affair with design and the decorative arts was born.
After graduating from Newcastle University William was eager to follow his passion professionally. His first step on the auction ladder is to join Sworders' Hertford team, to support Daniel Webster and James Flower in the cataloguing of new consignments.
William is particularly fond of English furniture and hopes that more of his generation will choose to buy into these pieces to form timeless interiors of charm and intrigue.