In 2010 after discovering an opening in the market for a memorabilia dealer i started up North East Sport & all Memorabilia while working in an artist gallery doing picture framing. In 2011 i decided to start up working from home where i adapted my garage to suit working from a wheelchair.
The learning process of working in signed memorabilia began for real where i had to learn all about fake signatures etc this was done by going on an autograph authentication course gaining a certificate for this. After joining AFTAL i quickly learned about some dealers to def avoid as they were fakers this i where i started to build up a business relationship with about 4 dealers who i knew were genuine and i continue to work along with them now.
adapting my premises also meant that i could take the picture framing side of the business to the next stage.
I continually work along with local sports teams and charities supplying them with items to auction at their fundraising nights with all items being supplied on a sale or return basis.