Kilshaw's Auctioneers Ltd.
In January 2006, Alison Ross bought Kilshaw's Auctioneers. Alison started at Kilshaw's about eight years prior to buying the auction and at that time she had attained a master's degree in History in Art and had many years of teaching and business experience. As an auctioneer, appraiser and owner, Alison continues the tradition of honesty and integrity established by the Kilshaw family while infusing the business with fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Alison was very pleased that long time staff members remained under her ownership including auctioneers Jeffrey Dean and Roshan Vickery as well as office manager Melanie Rozell. Alison insists on continuing education for her staff as well as herself through auction related courses and seminars. Don Kilshaw continues to be involved in the business but is enjoying semi-retirement. Through generations of personal attention, honesty, and knowledge, Kilshaw's Auctioneers has delighted innumerable patrons with their purchases and sales. The origins of Kilshaw's Auctioneers can be traced back 6 generations to Kendal, England where William Kilshaw started it all in 1790. During the reign of George III, a Kilshaw was pairing buyers with sellers of home furnishings, real estate, farm implements, and cattle. Today, it appears the Kilshaw family holds the North American record for continuous gavel pounding.