Jeremy Lamond, former director of Halls in Shrewsbury, will be joining Woolley and Wallis at the end of March 2020 as head of the Valuations Department and as an Associate Director.
The appointment coincides with the decision of current Deputy Chairman, Clive Stewart-Lockhart to step back in March and follows the semi-retirement of former Chairman, Paul Viney in September 2019.
“Thanks to the hard work of both Paul and Clive, the number of valuations they have been carrying out has been increasing year on year,” said Chairman, John Axford. “Paul continues to visit clients on a regular basis but will need support to help carry the existing workload when Clive stands down at the end of March.”
Jeremy’s move from Hall’s, after 23 years, has been prompted by a physical move to the West Country and speculation has been rife among industry gossip hounds as to where he might lay his proverbial hat.
“I am delighted that Jeremy has chosen to join Woolley and Wallis,” said John. “He is extremely experienced and comes with a wealth of specialist knowledge across many areas, having previously run several specialist departments as well as a successful general saleroom for many years. I know that he is going to fit in very well with the team at Woolley’s, and I look forward to introducing our clients to him.”
As well as an experienced valuer, Jeremy is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a committee member of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers, an Art Scholar and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He conducts regular charity auctions, including for Macmillan and the Princes Trust and, in his spare time, is a keen cyclist and runner.