Philip has now been an auctioneer for over 30 years. After completing a Bsc at Loughborough University, he actually started his working 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 a local livestock market, working for the Bromyard based firm Bentley Hobbs and Mytton. 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 sale and valuation of Royal Worcester Porcelain, as well as other items of Fine Art and Antiques, with clients worldwide.
Through his work he has met some interesting and wonderful people and he has written two books based on his life as a country auctioneer. (Copies available to purchase through the salerom). He is also a regular face on many antiques television programmes such as Bargain Hunt and The Antiques Road Trip, as well as being a winning competitor on Celebrity Mastermind!
He is an energetic fund raiser for local charities, in particular for St Richard's Hospice in Worcester of which he is a Patron. He is also a Trustee of the Museum of Royal Worcester.