Here at Laidlaw Auctioneers & Valuers we are proud to support charities and the surrounding community.  

When deciding upon a corporate logo, rather than employing established professionals we chose to encourage local students at Cumbria College of Art, the next generation of artists and designers, by offering a prize for a winning design. It was Luvena Jade Petty who came up with our Bauhaus style Laidlaw branding. The iconic 'Going, Going, Gone' banner which hangs in our reception, was designed by the runner up in the competition, and it was so good that we decided to award a second cash prize.

We still work on a regular basis with local charitable institutions, both by selling items at auction and participating in a variety of fundraising events; including valuation days and talks. If you think we can support your cause please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

For those charities or community groups that we are already working with, the link below will give you access to our charity portal, including all the material and information that you may need in order to make your event special. 


'Well what can we say! ..  You were absolutely amazing and we are all delighted. 
[Name omitted] even had tears in her eyes at one point. Many thanks once again for all your hard work and generous support.'


'Following your visit to our "neck of the woods" last Friday afternoon, I would like on behalf of my Committee colleagues to express sincere thanks to you for the very pleasant, informative and forthright manner in which you took time to look at the articles brought by the people who attended our function.

I particularly enjoyed the way in which you expanded into many strands of the antiques and collectors world, and gave us a real insight into your knowledge of many differing aspects, for example, the sought after militaria objects and what to avoid in the world of ceramics. A few items caught your eye and it was good to learn why they are sought after today, unlike many articles that 10 years ago or so were desired but now are not worth sticking a "label on for auction."  

My 'ear to the ground' has not heard anything other than praise and pleasure from the few hours you spent with us; we would like to do it again sometime in the future.'


"May I take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your first class presentation on Tuesday and for the really lighthearted way in which you carried out the whole afternoon. The feedback I have received from members since Tuesday has been amazing, they all thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon, maybe at some time in the future you might be kind enough to come and see us again. So from us all a hearty thank you."