As we begin our 91st year of operations it is certainly a time for reflection of the last 90 years as well as the year that was 2019!
It all started in 1929 when Mr William Gregson founded Gregsons Auctioneers, first opening the doors of 32 King Street in Perth City to sell surplus war blankets to the general public. Who would have known from these humble beginnings, Gregsons would go on to become a 4th generation family owner business that evolved into a 100% online auction powerhouse and one of WA most respected valuations companies.
With 2019 marking our 90th year of business, we were able to look back and reflect on our journey. The changes we had seen across the national landscape; exciting innovations, industries maturing and culture advancing.
Entering 2020 we would like to reflect on our 90th year and share some exciting things made this monumental year so special!
90th Year Event
To celebrate our 90th year milestone and thank those people who supported us along the way, it was only fitting to hold an event and toast the years of success we have had and to working together in 2020 and beyond. The event took place on a beautiful December evening, under an open marquee nestled amongst the trees on Matilda Bay foreshore. The event was styled by Villa Kula, who did an incredible job of creating a feeling of relaxed elegance.
Matilda Bay Restaurant managed the drinks and food for the evening. Supplying an endless flow of delicious canapes, an oyster bar and flowing drinks – Did we mention there was a gin bar?!
Dowerin Field Day
2019 was Gregsons first year at the Dowerin Field Days and the only question was, why we hadn’t made it down sooner!?
This massive event, which ran over two days, felt like a small bustling city full of industry professionals. We had a humbling experience talking and meeting so many new people and loyal regional customers. We are already looking forward to heading down again in 2020!
Although we had a fantastic year of networking and celebrating, the team at Gregsons still worked like a well-oiled machine! 2019 was a successful year for the business, bringing you more auctions and valuations!
The stats are in and here they are:
- Total lots lotted: 25,000
- Total Participating bidders: 27,000
- Total Bids placed: 26,000
To put this all into perspective:
- 98 lots sold per day or 12 per hour
- 101 bids placed per day or 12 per hour
- 105 participating bidders per day or 13 per hour
Our 90th was truly special and we are very proud to have reached this milestone while remaining a privately owned family business. This achievement would not have been possible without our wonderful customers, clients and staff, which we are incredibly grateful for.
We are excited to see what 2020 and beyond has installed for us, lookout 100 years here we come!!Sign Up For Upcoming Auctions