Forthcoming Sales

10 Jan 2018 10:00

Who's who

  • James Bridges -

    Director, Martel Maides Auctions

    James joined Martel Maides Auctions as a Director in January 2010, after two years acting as a consultant for the firm. He has over fifteen years of experience within the international auctioneering and antiques field, joining Bonhams after leaving Oxford University in 1993 and progressing to Sothebys in 1998, heading the Toy Department at both firms. This period was followed by six years as an independent antiques dealer with outlets in the UK, USA and online, specialising in collectable toys and antique furniture. In addition to auction valuations and cataloguing, he is responsible for Martel Maides Auctions' formal valuation services for Insurance, Probate and Family Division and is enjoying broadening his knowledge to include specialist fields such as Channel Islands silver and paintings.

  • Richard Fox -

    Director, Martel Maides & Martel Maides Auctions

    Richard Fox is the director in charge of Open Market Residential Sales and Lettings. After leaving UK based education with an honours degree in Fine Art, his early career path rather incongruously led him to a ten year stint in shellfish farming and through a period in property renovation before arriving at Martel Maides. He has been a leading negotiator specialising in Open Market sales for 25 years and is respected for a pedigree that is second to none. He has been privileged to sell many of the Island’s finest homes - quite often, more than once! Richard is also a director of Martel Maides Auctions.

  • Keith Enevoldsen, FNAEA -

    Director Martel Maides Auctions

    Keith Enevoldsen was born in Guernsey and educated at Elizabeth College. Having originally worked for the Civil Service prior to branching out into his own watersports business, he entered into Guernsey's property market as an Open Market negotiator in the early eighties. After ten very successful years he found a fresh challenge in the world of retail finance - selling money! However, he missed the cut and thrust of the property market and joined Martel Maides in 2001 as a Local Market negotiator; becoming the department manager in 2003 and a Director of the Company in 2004. He brings a formidable mix of enthusiasm, experience and professionalism which clients and applicants expect from Guernsey's leading property agency. Also, a qualified Auctioneer, Keith can also be found selling chattels and furniture on Thursday afternoons at our Auction Rooms. He tries to keep some spare time for boating and any competitive sport he can find!

  • Jason Yendell -

    Business Development Manager / Auctioneer

    Jason joined MMA in January 2016 as Business Development Manager, after 20 years working in the Finance Industry. He joined Baring Brothers London after graduating from Bournemouth University and spent the next 10 years working in various London based Banks, including S.G.Warburg, Merrill Lynch and Bank of New York. He returned to Guernsey in 2005 where he worked for HSBC Private Bank CI Ltd up until making the decision to make a complete career change to join MMA. His love of art, design and contemporary furniture, together with his experience gained in large financial institutions should hopefully drive the auction business expansion plans. Being a small team, he also gets involved with all aspects of the auction business, including time on the rostrum!

  • Shaun Vidamour -

    Fine Art Cataloguer / Auctioneer

    Even though Shaun has only worked at MMA for a relatively short time, he has always had a love of antiques and curiosities and is an avid collector of silver. Although a born and bred Guernseyman Shaun has travelled the world extensively and has had many varied jobs as a Tree Surgeon and Youth Worker to name but a few. With his trademark moustache and loud shirts and suits he can sometimes be seen sporting lovely bow tie. He helps MMA financially by being one of their best customers as he can't resist buying in our auctions ! His tea and coffee making skills are legendary, so much so, that they appear to be only an annual occurrence. Outside MMA, he can be found herding cows, in his kitchen cooking up masterpieces, or enjoying the odd glass of wine. Shaun is now a fully fledged auctioneer, having been on the rostrum regularly since getting his license, “hammer's up” !

  • Michael Smith -

    Head Porter, Martel Maides Auctions

    Michael was born in Guernsey and educated at Notre Dame du Rosaire and St Josephs Schools. On leaving school Michael served five years as an apprentice panel beater at Bougourd Bros Guernsey, a career he stayed in for 20 years. Since leaving the garage trade he worked as a glazer and store manager before being lucky enough to combine his interests in antiques with a position as Head Porter at Martel Maides Auctions, which he has held for the last 10 years.

  • Drew Masterston -


    Andrew (Drew) Masterton is the newest addition to the MMA team. Drew was born and educated in Guernsey but as soon as he could he left the island to go travelling and expand his horizons. Drew has mainly worked stores and manual trades but did have a career break to become fully qualified in bomb disposal operative with Mines Awareness Trust in Kosovo. Which may or may not come in handy at the Auction Rooms ! Drew has an avid interest in collecting books, vinyl and anything to do with military especially the German Occupation and Second World war, so working at MMA is his ideal job, plus his commute to work takes 103 seconds!

  • Lynda Lajoie -

    Auction Administrator, Martel Maides Auctions

    After completing her Education at St Denis School for Girls in Edinburgh and Aberdeen College of Commerce, Lynda started work at an Employment Agency where, after many exams and a lot of training, managed the temporary jobs section. Lynda later worked in the hospitality industry where she was trained in all aspects of the business and worked for several different establishments, eventually gaining sufficient experience to run two restaurants in Aberdeen. Lynda came to Guernsey to continue working in hospitality and then ventured into the world of trust and company administration, met the man of her dreams, and has been here ever since! For the past ten years she has been with Martel Maides Auctions as Auction Administrator and her responsibilities include, in order of difficulty, keeping her colleagues in order and ensuring that every auction is run as smoothly and professionally as possible.

  • Noel Duqemin -

    Accounts Manager

    If Martel Maides Auctions ever required the services of a ‘Hit Man’ there could surely be no better choice. Suave, dapper and a crack shot, Noël has a knack when it comes to chasing up unpaid invoices. Of indeterminate age and years of experience in various professions including Quantity Surveying, Accounting, PLC Company Finance, and Trust Management, his ability to number crunch our Auction sale profits (and losses) is a great asset to our team. He is still a competitive shooter and has represented the Island at the Commonwealth Games and capped for Great Britain on no less than three times. With his experience in arms and militaria, he also acts and as our specialist consultant on such matters. He has also given almost 30 years of his spare time to the administration of the Vale Parish as Constable and is currently the Dean of the Vale Douzaine.