Today Cheffins is a diverse and vibrant professional firm with a reputation for expertise in all types of property, auctioneering, professional and private client services.
The firm's origins can be traced back through a history of acquisitions, mergers, innovations and diversifications which continue today. Each generation of directors has guided the firm through a succession of agricultural depressions, economic recessions, outbreaks of foot and mouth disease and changes in local, European and worldwide economic conditions. They have also seized opportunities to complement the firm's core activities and capitalise on changing markets. These developments were driven by a need to replace lost income from changes in the core livestock market and farming activities that was the genesis of the firm's creation.
Today, Cheffins is internationally acclaimed for its monthly Machinery and Plant sales which are held at our saleground in Sutton, attracting buyers from all over the world. The firm is the UK's leading auctioneer for steam engines and other vintage and classic machinery and vehicles. Our Fine Art auctions are renowned for their quality and diversity while our monthly Property and Interiors sales attract a wide range of buyers.
Our estate agency business is one of the best in East Anglia with five offices located throughout the region including Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Newmarket, Ely and Haverhill. We also have one of the most active commercial property teams in the region who collectively have played a key part in some of the most significant investment deals in the Greater Cambridge region.
Our rural business advisors are among some of the most respected professionals in the agricultural industry, buying and selling land and successfully managing compensation claims as well as offering farm management consultancy advice.