The National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers have elected Neil Davey of Davey & Davey Auctioneers in Poole as their new chairman.
Mr Davey has been at the Poole Salerooms for 30 years,
starting as a porter in 1976 and ending up as the owner in
He was elected to the role at NAVA's annual general meeting held
at The Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth on November 17. More than
80 delegates turned up from around the UK and Mr Davey gave a short
presentation outlining his aims for the association over the coming
Top of the agenda was the debate on whether or not NAVA should
join the British Association of Estate Agents, a move that would
bring them considerable administrative and lobbying support, but
one which is not universally popular with NAVA members.
Another key point raised by Mr Davey was the need for auctioneers
to be licensed to ensure the public are protected from rogue
traders. He pointed out that most of the public were still unaware
that at present anyone can set themselves up as an
NAVA have introduced a training and exam structure to ensure that
all their members are fully qualified.
At the same meeting, his brother Ian Davey, who also works in the
business was elected a fellow of the society.
Other speakers at the AGM gave talks on topics including auction
law and online auctions.
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