Joseph Trinder is the newest addition to the increasingly youthful and dynamic valuation team at Halls in Shrewsbury, showing us that the next generation in the world of antiques and auctioneering is thriving in our county’s capitol and longest established practice.
Joseph began his career in the auction world at the age of just 14 following a week’s work experience whilst at secondary school. Then spending every free weekend and school holiday at the auction room, he progressed to a full time position with Wotton Auction Rooms as a trainee saleroom assistant at the age of 17, following A-Level studies in art history, classics and anthropology. He quickly progressed into a valuation role, taking his first auction the week of his 18th birthday.
During this time Joseph studied from home to gain membership in NAVA – The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers, the sector’s largest supportive regulating body. Following qualification, he was promptly invited to serve in NAVA’s managing committee, being elected as Vice President at the age of just 21, becoming NAVA’s youngest ever president later that year at just 22.
His year-long tenure saw big changes at committee level alongside a list of innovative new member events to include a programme of educational seminars and provision of guidance to auctioneers on important industry matters such as the ivory debate, ASA rulings and other far-reaching changes in legislation. Alongside this, Joseph also chaired The Antiques Young Guns for a 12 month period in 2015-16, overseeing numerous successful member events and initiatives such as pop-up shops in London.
In 2017 he then broadened his experience further by joining Dawson’s, a progressive start-up business in Berkshire and London, stewarding the sale of numerous important collections and high value accounts.
Joseph is also a highly regarded host of charity auctions and is available to provide after-dinner talks on all facets of the antiques, art and auction room world.
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