To all of our valued clients
As we entered 2020, we had an ever-increasing client portfolio and clients we hadn’t seen for many years returning to see Tamlyns in a new lease of light. Our Auctions were increasing in ways of popularity, quantity and quality of goods and the team were building relationships with well-respected persons in the Antique and Collectible world.
Unfortunately, what started as a positive year for Tamlyns Auction Room, quickly changed to a period of great uncertainty that disrupted and continues to disrupt many businesses. Tamlyns, like many businesses had to sadly furlough 75% of its workforce while the world went into lockdown to fight against the COVID-19 virus back in March 2020.
As time went on, businesses were able to reopen, in a very different world from the one that we had been accustomed to prior to the first lockdown. Tamlyns were able to get our Residential and Rural Surveyors back at work and continuing to keep the property market moving. Remarkably those facets of the business performed very well in what was otherwise an extremely turbulent year.
Regrettably, not all areas of Tamlyns were able to come out of the pandemic in a positive light and thus we have, after 142 years, made the extremely difficult decision to close the doors on our Antique and Collectibles Auction Room. We hope that one day we may be able to return but while the world continues in the fight against COVID-19, put simply, our small Auction House has not been able to survive.
Everyone at Tamlyns thanks you for your contribution over the years and whilst it was an extremely sad decision for us to have to make to have to close the Auction Room after such a long history, we know that the rest of the Tamlyns business will and does continue to grow.
This decision has certainly not been made lightly and we thank you also for your patience & support over the last 10 months or so.
Jemima Bennett, Director & Principal
Tamlyns Chartered Surveyors, Valuers & Auctioneers
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