Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers, currently marking their five-year anniversary with a string of specialist sales, have acquired the established auction business of Patrick Cheyne based in Hale, Altrincham.
Sir Patrick, who is retiring, will remain as a consultant with the office run by Della Hartley, who has worked there for some 26 years.
Managing director Adam Partridge said: "I have been interested in Sir Patrick's business for many years. The deal almost happened some five years ago when I left my post running Frank Marshall of Knutsford to start my own business. Sir Patrick has been a reluctant retiree but we have remained in contact and on good terms over the years."
Cheyne's premises at 38 Hale Road, Altrincham will be used as a valuation office and consignment centre with items sold at either of the firm's existing salerooms in Macclesfield and Liverpool.
Alongside this acquisition, Adam Partridge are also opening a saleroom at Houldsworth Mill in Reddish, Stockport.