Although Philip has now been an auctioneer for over 30 years, he actually started out life as a P.E and geography teacher. However after realising this was most definitely not the career for him he began to pursue auctioneering. His first job saw him cleaning out the cattle pens at the local livestock market working for the Worcestershire based firm Bentley Hobbs and Mitton. Here he gained a huge amount of experience working with some very interesting characters. After a few years Philip was able to set up business on his own, establishing 'Philip Serrell Auctioneers and Valuers' in 1995. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and now specialises in the sales and valuation of Royal Worcester Porcelain, with clients world wide.
Through his work he has met some weird and wonderful people and has now written two books based on his life as a country auctioneer. He is also a regular face on many antiques television programmes.