Testimonials: Reviews of Charles Hanson

What people are saying about Charles…

“Charles has presided over a number of our charity auctions, bringing his warmth, boundless energy and wit to the events. The theatre and pizazz he inspires, knowledge of our unusual lots, and ultimately his skills as a talented auctioneer are testament to the huge amounts of money raised for charitable causes, not least the 78 giant Bee sculptures for Manchester’s Bee in the City, which reached a staggering £1.1 million.”

Charlie Langhorne, Co-founder and Director of Wild in Art

“Charles is consummate professional and entertainer – and a delight to work with!

He raised an incredible £80,000 for our projects in Kenya and Tanzania. Preparation and execution were first class, and his enthusiastic engagement with the audience made the auction one to remember.

We recommend Charles without hesitation.”

David Evans, Country Director Ace Africa

“If Hanson could sing he would be Mick Jagger . Energy, presence electric, a human dynamo who keeps an auction on edge and never a dull moment, He could sell you a kitchen roll and you would feel you have bought the latest kitchen gadget.”

Suggs, Singer/Songwriter -Madness

“We love working with Charles Hanson, he is not only a great auctioneer he is most definitely part of the entertainment.

He’s first class!”

Jennifer Johnson, The Gig Company

“Charles lead the auction at our Axis Foundation charity ball, attended by 450 people and held at the prestigious Hilton on Park Lane, London. His professional, yet fun style really connected with our guests and helped to raise a fantastic £30,000 – one of our best results of a live auction.

Organising a big event like this one can be stressful at times, but working with experts like Charles, who you know can be relied upon helps to take the edge off. We hope he is available for our future fundraising events.”

Paul Smart,  Director of Marketing and Communications, Axis Foundation

“I had the absolute pleasure of being auctioned off by Mr Hanson at a charity auction. He is so witty and fun and the auction was as humorous as it was successful. He got a fair sum and more than I thought I was worth!!”

Kelly Brook, model, actress and TV presenter

“Bidpath were delighted to be invited by Charles & the Hansons team to be involved with the Bee in the City Auction in Manchester in October 2018. The event was organised by Wild in Art was truly unique and Charles put on a show for the hundred of guests in attendance.

We were thrilled to attract online buyers from around the world and contribute to a wonderful evening for a great cause, raising over £1.1m for the We love Manchester charity.”

David Brindley, Global President, Bidpath.com

“Charles provided a most interesting, captivating and entertaining talk in his inimitable style, great stuff. I sat at the back of the hall and could tell by simply glancing around the audience that the expressions of engagement and delight on their faces throughout the evening reflected Charles’s ability to communicate and captivate an audience so well.”

Adrian Keetley, Belper Historical Society

“Thank you so much for coming to the dinner last night, you were a star, what you did for the charity was just fantastic.

Your auctioneering and warmth with our guests and chefs was just super. I know just how busy things are for you and for you to give your time for the benefit of the evening and the babies, children and young people we support was truly appreciated by the whole team.”

Alison Taylor, Chief Executive, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

“Thank you so much Charles. The Yorkshire Charity Clay Days 20th Anniversary Charity Auction at Duncombe Park was a huge success. You were a consummate professional throughout and kept our guests entertained during the whole afternoon – not just at the auction!

The record amount of £400,000 raised for our six Yorkshire Charities will give enormous benefit to those who are most in need.”

Thank you!

Chris Blundell DL, Joint Chairman, Yorkshire Charity Clay Days

“I hardly know where to begin to thank Charles for his excellent presentation last night – instructive, informative and very amusing. He is certainly a master of his craft. The Maturians have had several speakers in the past, some good, some very good but rarely have they been of Charles’s calibre. It’s no wonder that he is so popular on Bargain Hunt, Flog It, Antiques Road Trip etc.

We have received lots of comments about how much they enjoyed listening to Charles. The audience’s reaction at the end speaks for itself. The Q&A session went down particularly well and the evening came to an end far too soon. Thank you!”

David Cohen for the Maturians – a division of Pinner Synagogue

“Thank you so much for being with us on Saturday to host Treasure for Treasure.

We were absolutely thrilled with how the day went, which this was due in no small part to visitors being keen to come and meet you in person. The expertise and hard work that you and colleague Edward Rycroft brought to the occasion was tremendous.

I hope that you had an interesting day too and I am so glad that there were one or two rather special pieces donated. Both the Cathedral and the parish churches nominated by donors will no doubt have much to thank you for.”

The Very Reverend Christopher Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough

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