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The awards, put up by Drummond Read, who specialise in fine arts valuation as well as running the industry’s leading specialist recruitment agency, and the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers, were made on graduation day on November 3.

NAVA made a financial award in each of three categories. The recipients were Andrew Marlborough for his work on online art databases, Emily Goskar for personal achievement on the fine arts valuation course, and Shelley Hitch won the valuation and practice units prize.

Drummond Read awarded prizes for the best performance on the fine arts valuation course (Andrew Marlborough) and staff dissertation (shared by Nicola Ledger and Bridget Olive).

• NAVA are holding their annual general meeting this Friday November 19 at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.