South Yorkshire auction house makes senior appointment

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Mark Jenkinson, the Sheffield property auctioneer that was acquired by Eddisons this year and runs monthly online auctions in conjunction with North West-based Pugh, has appointed a new associate director.

James Vandenbrook joins Mark Jenkinson from chartered surveyor Barnsdales, where he was a director and headed the Doncaster-based firm’s auctions team for more than 10 years.

Adrian Little, senior partner at Mark Jenkinson, said: “James’ auctions expertise and extensive knowledge of the commercial and residential property markets across Yorkshire will be invaluable to our team as we continue to grow. We’re really pleased to welcome him to the Mark Jenkinson and Pugh family, and to the wider Eddisons group.”

Since combining their online monthly auction property listings last month, Mark Jenkinson and Pugh have created on of the largest property auctions in the north. Between them, the two firms have sold commercial, residential and land assets worth over £94m at auction in the last year.

James Vandenbrook said: “Mark Jenkinson has a long-standing reputation in South Yorkshire for its excellence and expertise in property auctions.  This is a really exciting time to be joining the firm as its strategic partnership with Pugh expands its geographic reach and network exponentially.”

He added: “I’m looking forward to playing a key role in the firm’s future success, bringing over a decade’s experience of the South Yorkshire property auctions market and the extensive contacts I have built up in my role as head of auctions at Barnsdales.”

July’s Pugh and Mark Jenkinson auction currently features over 60 properties and will be held on 19th and 20th July. 

About the Author

Over the last 40 years Adrian has been involved in the sale by auction of over 10,000 properties in the Yorkshire and Humber region, ranging from small sites and ground rents to large industrial estates and residential investments. He has been most fortunate to have sold many landmark buildings throughout the region and is particularly interested in properties that require modernisation, restoration or redevelopment.

Having spent many hours on the rostrum at Bramall Lane, he saw the incredibly successful transition to online auctions seeing some £100m of residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial lots being sold for private, corporate and local authority clients. In March 2023, he joined Eddisons and Pugh & Co to forward this success and continue to offer personal service with a larger national presence .