Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Meet the team - Richard

FSS Partner and auctioneer Richard Smailes joined the business in 2010 and is the face of our auction department, leading our regular Harrogate property auctions which take place at The Pavilions throughout the year.

As well as auctioneering - which he does for FSS and for numerous charity events in his spare time - he is hands on in the day to day running of the business and carries out many of our valuations and viewings.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Auctioneering and still achieving that sale.

When you're not at work how do you like to spend your time?

I enjoy shooting, rugby, cricket and socialising.

Favourite book

Dare I admit it, but I quite enjoy a Jeffery Archer novel on holiday? Otherwise I don’t read, other than sport and news.

Favourite film

That's a tough one, but Shawshank Redemption, The Power of One, Silence of the Lambs or a Bond Movie are all up there.

Favourite song

Eric Clapton is hard to beat.

What's the best thing about living in Yorkshire?

The countryside, our location right in the middle of the island and the people - you generally know where you stand!

Describe FSS in 3 words

Quality, Trust, Value.

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