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Kate Flitcroft


One bid at a time





Kate Flitcroft is an auctioneer, award-winning gemmologist (FGA) and silver specialist.  She is a Senior Specialist in the Jewellery department at Bonhams, New Bond Street and a regular expert on BBC's Antiques Roadshow. She is the auctioneer of choice for multiple specialist departments.  Kate auctioneers diverse sale categories from jewellery and silver to furniture, works of art and collection sales.  Prior to joining Bonhams, Kate spent ten years at Christie's before joining Lyon & Turnbull as Head of Jewellery in Silver in London. In June 2016, Kate achieved her first prestigious "white glove" sale, selling 100% of the Dr Hans Sachs collection at Christie's.
Kate has raised over £2.5 million for charities. She works with corporations, charities, museums and institutions to meet their fund development goals.  Kate is active in London's non-profit community. She served as a Charity Director for three years and a Charity Trustee for two years.

Based in London, Kate auctioneers across Europe, in Russia, Asia and the Middle East. She has experience with various formats from cocktail events to gala dinners for over 800 guests. From major donor funding to corporate social responsibility, Kate is well-acquainted with the unique challenges of philanthropic fundraising.



Corporate Social Responsibility

Kate has worked with some of the top FTSE 100 corporations, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank AG and Vodafone.  She enjoys working alongside companies with great spirit and a commitment to corporate social responsibility, like Aveda.


Galas and Events - Internationally
Some of the UK's largest charities (NSPCC, MenCap) and many of London's public schools are among Kate's  clients.  She particularly enjoys working with new charities and watching them grow over the years.  Honeypot, Autistica, RSPCB, Farm Street Church, Duchenne UK, Care for Children and Womankind are just a handful of her clients.


Major Donor Events
Kate's passion for the arts strikes particularly close to her heart when supporting museums and institutions, particularly for acquisition funds or development projects.   Her museum and institutional clients include the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BOZAR). 


"Kate did a truly spectacular auctioneering job.  I have never seen one who interacts so intimately with the audience - and get away with it, with every one smiling - as well as giving their money willingly." - Chair of Trustees

"Kate brought vitality, charm, glamour and skill to our evening and got better results from our auction than I had dared to hope...thanks to Kate's advice, it was altogether a great success."  - Fundraising Event Planner


"We were extremely lucky to have Kate as our auctioneer at our fundraising Gala evening. Not only did she help us raise an amazing amount of money, she did it in a very professional manner, engaging in such a nice way with each one of the bidders, and pushing them to give us even more each time. Kate is a pleasure to work with, and I can only recommend her if you need an amazing auctioneer for your event!"   - Gala Committee Chair

"We are very pleased with the result because the cause is not an easy one and, on top of that, we succeeded in generating significant awareness. Participants left the room with a better understanding and we hope they will go forth and spread the word. I sensed there was a lot of good will in the room. I also had some lovely feedback. Some of our guests had never been to an auction before and were amazed at how Kate worked the room and encouraged higher bids."  - Charity Foundation Trustee


"We have worked with Kate over the last three charity auctions for The Bridge London, raising much needed funds for the schools large student population. Kate really understands the needs of the school and approaches the auction with tenacity and vigour, fully engaging with the audience. We definitely will work with Kate again in the future!"

- School Fundraising Manager


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