Meet The Team

The Friendly Team of Chorley Auction House...

Run on Knowledge, Experience & Coffee

Mark Taylor & Nicola Sconce

"Let's Talk About Napoleon Or The American Civil War"

Company Director & Owner of Chorley Auction House. 'Knowledge is the Bomb' and Mark has it in abundance, we don't like to admit it too much

but what Mark doesn't know about Coins, Militaria, Ceramics & Precious Stones / Metals can probably wait another day.

Mark's Love of Dogs is clearly evidential, so If you do happen to bring Snuffles in for a visit, be prepared for them to take centre stage. Mark's motivation towards the success of Chorley Auction House is influential and at the Heart of his Business Development are the Customers. The utmost due care, attention and support is given to everyone, enabling them to make the right and informed decisions when Buying & Selling at Chorley Auction House.  

Coffee - Cow Enhanced with 1 Sugar.


 "Ci piacerebbe invitarti a unirti a noi alla Chorley Auction House"

Company Director & Owner of Chorley Auction House. Nicola is the Mama Italiano but most definitely English !

Nicola is fluent in the Language of Italy and has the watchful eye of a Sicilian Mafioso.

Her love of Dogs is shared with her partner Mark (Above) and are very often the topic of conversation. 

Nicola's knowledge is incredible (for the vast array of items that come in for auction) and she takes great care in providing ALL customers with an exceptional level of customer service and expert support.

Coffee - Mostly Cow con niente !




Dale has been with the Chorley Auction House for approximately 8 years. In this time he has been acquiring a vast level of knowledge and utilising this experience to support our customers. Dale will soon be leaving us and will be missed by all but we wish him well in his new ventures from April. He has survived on a pallet of Coffee white with 2 and his Nan's Chocolate Biscuits delivered to the auction house.  


The Saleroom Layout & Logistics Guru ! What Geoff can do 'display wise' with a plethora of soft toys, electricals and furniture is mind boggling but crucial in the logistical sale process. In terms of the cabinet layouts of Jewellery, Ceramics, Coins and Glass... his creativity brings stunning results. Geoff takes exceptional pride and care in ensuring these are 'just so' ! He's been with us for approximately 3 years and is a prolific friendly face 'Front of House'. A keen baker (We love his cakes !) how he works without coffee is beyond us.


Paula is 'Hot On It' in the office - The one on the right as soon as you enter the Saleroom. Paula's expertise is in HR, Book Keeping, Finance, Customer Relations and brings a calming influence to the work zone. Paula is one of your main point of contacts and the one who will receive your payments, provide you with your well earned money from sales and leaves you full of confidence that CAH is the only place to Buy & Sell your goods at auction ! Unfortunately this morning she was also wearing her preferred cup of coffee... #spillageintheoffice #oops #coffeedisaster (sorry about that !). Coffee Black with 2. 


Autumn by name and nature but she's no shrinking violet ! Autumn has been with the Chorley Auction House for approximately 2-3 years and is a colourful character with a whirlwind wintery chill if you cross her. She's a tour de force in the photographic zone and is responsible for creating those stunning photo images of all your sale items for auction. Make sure you dust and clean them though ... her close up shots are as crisp an autumn morning. Coffee? "no thanks" ! Autumn’s is Water... That’s it .. the clear stuff !


Given that it's my role in writing the website and social media content, i'd better be fair and brief here ! I'm the Youngest of the entire team at 21 and of course the most attractive... (the only one you'll see wearing a suit too .. aside from Nicola) cough / splutter. I'm the newest member of the team and have been tasked with the Digital Aspects of Chorley Auction House, Business Development Assistance, Recruitment & Training and 'other'. Mine's a Coffee white with a little bit.... but on drip please, with 7 kids i need it ! (7 kids at 21 years old ?... someone's telling porkies).


I always wonder if she's in ! Michelle is ultra organised and means business, yet buried deep in the packing & distribution room, it's often hard to see her for the exceptional quantity of packing (large scale) she gets through in a day. Your purchases are quite honestly in fantastic hands with Michelle. Diligently wrapped to protect items for even the shortest of journeys, Michelle takes every care... but some of those boxes and outgoing pallets weigh a considerable amount !! How does she achieve this? Coffee !...but Hardcore ! Michelle has her own stash of quality coffee, designed for the physical demands of Chorley Auction House. White (ish) with one.