Antique Young Guns

Antique Young Guns is an organisation set up to support young professionals within the wider antiques industry aged 39 and under. It was formed when three separate but like-minded individuals (Mark Hill, Gail Mcleod and George Johnson) came together on social media in 2012 to chat about antiques.

Together with sister group Antiques Young Guns USA, members now span at least three continents. AYG is open to ‘young antiques professional from dealers, auctioneers, restorers and support or media specialists no matter what their previous background or level in the antiques world’.

Young Guns target America

24 November 2014

Antiques Young Guns has announced it will launch the brand in the USA in 2015 through a new partnership with US Antiques Shows (USAS).

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Antique Young Guns celebrate at awards party

15 July 2014

The awards party for the 2014 ‘Antiques Young Gun of the Year’ at Alfies Antiques Market was proof that there’s still life in the antiques trade yet.

James Gooch is Antiques Young Gun winner

04 July 2014

Bedfordshire-based dealer James Gooch of Doe and Hope has been crowned the second Antiques Young Gun of the Year.

The Young Guns shortlist is revealed

09 June 2014

The shortlist for this year’s Antiques Young Gun of the Year has been unveiled. The winner will be revealed at the awards party on July 4, hosted by Bennie Gray at Alfies Antiques in London. Founded last year by Gail McLeod, George Johnson and Mark Hill, the award is open to anyone working in the business aged 39 or under.

Judith Miller Award to boost Young Guns

12 May 2014

The Antiques Young Guns team have announced a new addition to the 2014 Antiques Young Gun of the Year awards: the Judith Miller Award for Outstanding Potential.

Heavy Artillery mentors for this year’s Young Guns

24 February 2014

The second Antiques Young Gun of the Year award ceremony will take place in July at a new venue: Alfies Antiques Market in London’s Marylebone, hosted by owner Bennie Gray.

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Young Guns reload for Antiques for Everyone pavilion

10 October 2013

Some of the group of youthful dealers who make up ‘Young Guns of the Antiques Trade’ have clubbed together to exhibit in their own pavilion at the ‘Antiques for Everyone’ fair next at the NEC, Birmingham from October 31 to November 3.


Young Guns promise a healthy future for the trade

28 February 2013

“Britain’s antiques industry is thriving, and full of bright young things – an up-and-coming generation that are ensuring its vigour.”


Young Guns and Old Rifles

21 January 2013

Since the announcement that the Young Guns of the antiques trade will be the focus of this year’s ‘National Antiques Week’ from April 20-28, many of the over 40s in the trade have been asking where this leaves them.


Young guns who fire the imagination

14 January 2013

Young people making their way in the art and antiques business will be the main focus of this year’s ‘National Antiques Week’ (April 20-28).