James Lewis CEO of Bamfords, is a regular face and voice on television and radio; he is without doubt one of the most recognised faces in the international antiques world.
James has a great knowledge and expertise in fine furniture, sculpture and interiors and heads the Bamfords team. He is in charge of the single owner Country Home and Estate Auctions. He has advised the British Government and helped formulate legislation involving antiques. He has also advised on the history of objects contained at 10 Downing Street.
He is one the leading auctioneers in the UK, has been a winner of UK Auctioneer of the Year and holds a Guinness World Record in auctioneering.
James’ second love is Africa. He is a passionate wildlife supporter and a patron of the Born Free foundation alongside Virginia McKenna, Joanna Lumley, Gaby Roslin and Nick Knowles (https://www.bornfree.org.uk/celebrities). He is also a patron of The Gorilla Organisation alongside Stanley Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gordon Buchanan and Daryl Hannah (https://www.gorillas.org/the-team/) .