Record-breaking auction group, Bond Wolfe Auctions, have revealed their newly appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sue Randell, alongside the results of their recent auction.
Mrs Randell joined Bond Wolfe as an office junior in 1992 when she was just 16 years old and worked her way through the residential and commercial agency team before moving into the auctions department in 1999. She most recently held the Operations and Marketing Director’s role before her promotion to COO at the fast-expanding national auction business.
Commenting on her career so far, Sue said: “I have worked with the current team at Bond Wolfe Auctions since 2007 when the auction department merged with Bigwood which was acquired in 2006.
“Together, we have built what is arguably the UK’s most successful auction business. When we launched Bond Wolfe Auctions in January 2019, it was with a record-breaking and award-winning team with over 300 years of combined property experience.
“I am very honoured that the board of Bond Wolfe Auctions has placed its trust in me, and I look forward to helping the business grow in 2021 and beyond.”
Giving further detail to the plans for the year ahead, Sue added that Bond Wolfe Auctions would grow to a minimum of seven auctions in 2021, with the addition of regular commercial auctions to start in the Spring.
Gurpreet Bassi, Chief Executive of Bond Wolfe Auctions, gave a glowing appraisal of the newly promoted COO stating: “This was one of the easiest decisions to make and the shortest board discussion in history.
“Sue is part of the DNA of Bond Wolfe Auctions and she understands every single facet of how we work and who we are, and she shares our aspirations.”
Sue’s promotion to COO comes on the back of Bond Wolfe Auctions’ most successful history in October last year. The impressive sale saw the auctioneer amass over £21.2 million and a 92% success rate, selling 185 lots from the 201 offered.
Despite the ongoing pandemic forcing the group to change their approach to auctions; Bond Wolfe Auctions have enjoyed a remarkably popular and sustained series of live-streamed sales with over 603,152 website page views, 103,626 video tours watched and over 32,666 people tuning in to watch the 28 October auction live.
With the results of Bond Wolfe Auctions’ December sale on Wednesday 9 December, the company finished its second year 36% up from 2019, offering 1,135 lots and raising £111.3 million in sales (£81.4 million in 2019) with an average success rate of 94%.