Auctioneer / compère

Jamie Breese

Engaging Jamie as your professional charity auctioneer will pay BIG dividends.

Without any SEO work, Jamie has reached the top of Google for key searches like ‘celebrity charity auctioneer’ & ‘charity auctioneers’. In March 2016 he received The Lord Mayor’s Medal for services to the community.

Jamie has compered events for firms like Wickes, DFS and Rolls-Royce as well as small fundraisers for local organisations.

For any booking query, please email

TV presenter Jamie is engaged as a charity auctioneer by some of the most established charities and corporations in the world – from UNICEF and Springboard, to Santander and Rolls-Royce plc. He has auctioned lots as diverse as a personal gift from Her Majesty The Queen and a Dali, to a duet with Rob Brydon and a day with Jensen Button. He’s compered and auctioned for Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones in 2016 and sold a pair of rugby World Cup final match-winning boots in 2017 to her serene highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco.

By using a specialist, expert celebrity auctioneer, you’re far more likely to create a far greater total at the end of your event. You’ve invested so much time and money into your fundraiser – don’t let the auction not realise its full potential! If in doubt, get in touch with us.


“Jamie was a huge help in getting our fashion show up and running. Throughout the event he managed the crowd and the models beautifully. He was able to read the mood in the room and keep everyone entertained throughout we would definitely recommend him”. Shell Quaile, Special Events Manager, Breast Cancer Haven - March 2019

“Springboard’s 25th Anniversary Charity Fund Raiser at Wembley Stadium was billed as one of our major fund raisers of our momentous year – with a tough target for fund raising from the main auction and we had high hopes for Jamie…..800 people in the audience was going to be a tough gig – especially as they were getting excited and noisy. But, for our professional and entertaining auctioneer Jamie – achieving our targets was not only a ‘Breese’ he absolutely smashed them. I cannot recommend his services and skills as an auctioneer enough. We have already booked him for next year!”  Anne Pierce MBE, Chief Executive, The Springboard Charity


Springboard Event with 800 Guests, June 2015

Springboard Event with 800 Guests, June 2015


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Why Engage Jamie As Your Auctioneer

Over 17 years experience as a trusted charity auctioneer. Recently gone fully professionalRecipient of the prestigious Lord Mayor’s MedalJamie will help turn your appeal into an avalanche of givingCelebrity Expert reputation developed over 100s of network, international TV appearances and 1000+ newspaper & magazine columnsJamie understands events as an organiser of black-tie events himself (see here)Was a Committee Member/organiser of The Lord Mayor’s Charity Gala Dinner for 3 years (see here)Will help you plan, set reserves, host a fun event and reach your goalsYou will raise MORE by using a trusted, highly experienced professional

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Jamie compered and hosted the auction for Dragon’s Den Star Peter Jones and his Enterprise Foundation

Jamie has hosted auctions at world-class venues including:

The Globe Theatre

The Ivy

ExCel London

The Dorchester

Old Trafford

Wembley Stadium

The Lowery

Bickleigh Castle

The Rose Theatre

Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden

The Celtic Manor Resort

Jamie has a fine track record and is welcomed back time after time. At the first of the five Make-A-Wish Foundation Valentines Balls that he auctioned at, he raised over £110,000 in just 30 minutes. Testimonials are featured below and at the bottom of this page.

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Auctioneering for The Willow Foundation at The Intellect Christmas Ball

Some Testimonials:


“The way you conducted the auction in a fast-paced, exciting, and entertaining way proved to be very profitable too and we far exceeded our expectations… I truly beleive we wouldn’t have achieved anything close to this sum without your professionalism and energy before the event and throughout the night” Clare Forknell, Fundraising Event Manager



“You were so very professional THANK YOU”. Penny Reeves, Regional Corporate Development Manager



“Your enthusiasm, attention to detail and presentation was superb and contributed to a most incredible amount raised” - Leslie Rose, Patron, Make-A-Wish Foundation



“Thank you for presiding over the auction at the Give Us Time fundraiser last week and I’m very grateful for all the support you gave to the team in the run up to the event too.” - Dr. Liam Fox MP, Patron and Founder of Give Us Time



“Your help leading up to the event was incredible and something that myself and the team cannot thank you enough for. Your expertise in the industry enables us to understand what the guest at the event would want and what would help us to raise the most money. Thanks to you we raised a small fortune for a great charity”. – Gemma Campion, Event Executive, Intellect

  • “Thank you so much for supporting the inaugural Ian Wright Golf Classic and helping to make the event such a success. Thank you for conducting our auction which enabled us to raise just over £20,000 in under half an hour, a real achievement. Your creative yet professional style is very entertaining and of course productive!” – Gil Edelman, Cheif Executive, Willow Foundation


  • “Thank you so much again for your help on the night and your support of Teenage Cancer Trust’s South West Appeal. We have a massive £3.5 million to raise to build a Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Bristol, so your support in making the auction such a success is greatly appreciated.” – Laura Scowen, Regional Fundraiser


  • “I just wanted to be in touch to say the biggest thank you for all your help at our Golf Day on Friday. Your energy for the event was evident and you brought a wealth of experience with you that made the game and auction a brilliant success. You were also such a star to boost our first auction lot by your kind donation of £25 – what a hero!” - Ali Noyce, Ronald McDonald House Guy’s & St Thomas’


  • “Jamie successfully held numerous charity auctions as part of the long-running ITV1 series ‘Everything Must Go!’. These were broadcast to millions of viewers and raised money for good causes”. – Joh Dyer – Executive Producer, Hotbed Media


  • “We asked Jamie to act as MC and auctioneer at the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) 25th anniversary Gala in November. Jamie was fantastic in both his roles- his charisma and enthusiasm really engaged the audience and helped the charity raise lots of money! Jamie not only helped out on the night, but also assisted with the auction in the build up to the event, offering his support and knowledge gained through years of experience. It was great to have Jamie on board, and I would definitely recommend him for your event.” Chris Heffernon, Nacoa Anniversary Organiser


  • “Jamie Breese was our live Auctioneer for the first Sixt UK Charity Ball we held with our corporate responsibility – The Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation, Drying Little Tears, at the prestigious Sofitel Hotel in London in October 2015. Jamie was vibrant, energetic, and full of personality during the live auction and throughout the night when he chatted to our guests. Jamie delivered a great performance, captivating the audience as he entertained us all with his skill and ability to really sell and highlight the benefits of each prize, pushing for the maximum amounts – all in the name of the great charity we were raising monies for that evening – The Alder Hey Children’s Charity -Hospital. With Jamie’s talent and help, we were able to sell all the auctions lots for fantastic amounts and everyone enjoyed a super evening”. Wai Yan Fung, Finance Director UK, Sixt rent a car


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  • "Thanks for your lovely email and for doing such an amazing job helping us raise so much money on Monday night. I've had many comments from guests and hosts on what a fantastic job you did - and that is reflected in the £27,500 the auction raised" Rachel Anderson, Thomson Reuters


Charities Jamie Has Worked With

Jamie has a reputation as a dynamic presenter and expert writer. He is also one of the top charity auctioneers in the UK with many years of experience and a long list of corporates and charities as clients:





The Make-A-Wish-Foundation UK

Marie Curie

The Conservative Party

The Willow Foundation

BBC Children In Need

Rolls-Royce plc

Give Us Time

The Teenage Cancer Trust

Children’s Hospice SW

Sue Ryder Care


Ape Action Africa

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

The David Lynch Foundation UK

The Lord Mayor’s Children Appeal

Tbilisi Disaster Fundraiser

Ronald McDonald Houses

The Alder Hey Children’s Charity Hospital


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Tokio Marine

SOROS Hospice

The Centurions 100 Rugby Foundation

Alzheimers Research UK (at the Wickes Annual Dinner 2016)

The Princes's Trust (Thomson Reuters)

The LifeCentre/ PEPAIDS / City Centre Ministries Manchester

Verve Rally/Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Haven House Children's Hospice


St David's Hospice Care

Frederick Foundation

Project Solomons and many more

Auctioneer and compere for The Lord Mayor’s Children Appeal at The Royal Marriott in April 2015

Auctioneer and compere for The Lord Mayor’s Children Appeal at The Royal Marriott in April 2015

How To Book Jamie For Your Fundraiser

At events, Jamie often acts as an MC/compere and can run certain games for you too, so be sure to ask about that. He also operates a successful events company which means he is in a unique place to help you plan the auction elements of your event.

To find out more, check our fees or any other booking query, please email my agent Samantha Spry at:

My email is:



You can view a gallery of images of Jamie in action hereYou can see some of Jamie’s TV work and more hereYou can see more testimonials immediately below the photos





Jamie auctioned and hosted an event with the Mayor of London in September 2014


With the British Prime Minister prior to charity Auction for Give Us Time in Whitehall


Auctioneering for Ape Action Africa at Leigh Court

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Auctioneering at The Globe, London for David Lynch Foundation UK


Auctioneering at The Bickleigh Castle, with Lord Fellowes and guests for Children’s Hospice SW


Receiving the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Medal in March 2016

The Talter - Jamie (top left) acted as Auctioneer for this prestigious event in Whitehall, attended by Cabinet members and the Prime Minister

The Talter - Jamie (top left) acted as Auctioneer for this prestigious event in Whitehall, attended by Cabinet members and the Prime Minister

More Testimonials

“A BIG thank you for acting as Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer at the Charity Ball at Rookery Manor on the 30th October 2010 in support of Sue Ryder Charity supported by Santander. The evening was exceptional and you made a great host. Yu did a fantastic jon on the night. I look forward to working with you again I the not too distant future.” Jennifer Trapnell, Business Development Manager, Santander Business Banking

“Jamie’s ability to work the room and sense an auction opportunity meant that he help us over achieve our target by a massive £5000. Our auction alone raised £15,000. The feedback from our guests was fantastic and much of it was directed towards Jamie’s ability to have 300 people on the edge of their seats during what was a very exiting auction.” Paddy Delany, Project Solomons

“Jamie Breese was good enough to volunteer as an auctioneer at a charity event organised by me: “Decades of Decadence”, which was held at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on 20 November 2009, in aid of the Human Futures Foundation …. I approached Jamie to assist with this, after observing his phenomenal results as auctioneer at a charity event that I had attended earlier in the year. Jamie was invaluable prior to the event, giving advice on matters such as the setting of reserves. He was then matchless on the night of the auction itself, keeping guests entertained (and bidding)” Morwenna Crichton Associate Director, CCC Solicitors

“Jamaica Street Artists approached James Breese to host their auction at the Bristol City Museum and he not only very kindly agreed but helped promote the event through his website. In the end the studio raised nearly £15,000 in what was a very enjoyable and successful auction helped by James’ professionalism and commitment.” Andrew Hood, JSA


“A BIG thank you for acting as Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer at the Charity Ball at Rookery Manor… The evening was exceptional and you made a a great host. You did a fantastic job on the night” Jenifer Trapnell, Business Development Manager, Santander Business Banking


”I just wanted to say thank you again for Saturday night. We really appreciated your help and I have had nothing but great reviews about you all week! You definitely helped us raise more money than I expected and that is just fantastic.” Tory Brown, Rolls-Royce plc


“I just wanted to thank you for such fabulous support for our fundraising event this evening. You managed to get the right mood for the evening and people dug deeply into their pockets”. Derek Pickup, Organiser for an emergency Fundraiser for Tblisi Disaster.


“Your energy and enthusiasm was perfectly pitched and we were thrilled with the outcome” Francesca Barnes, Chair of Trustees, Penny Brohn Cancer Care


“We were overwhelmed by Jamie’s amazing energy and enthusiasm as our very special guest auctioneer at Fearless Beauty Fashion Show in June. This was the first time we had organised such an event and his vast knowledge and expertise ensured that we held a professional charity auction, raising vital funds for the Penny Brohn Cancer Trust. He helped us organise the lots to maximise interest and was superb in engaging the audience in bidding, roving around the auditorium with his distinctive, high paced style.” Kim Jones, Event Organiser


"What an amazing, fun-packed, energy-filled night the Auction of Promises for EHE was. Auctioneer, Jamie Breese, did an outstanding job keeping the bidding fast and competitive. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and got into the spirit of charitable giving.

With Jamies' professionalism and experience we were able to raise an incredible amount of money. Some comments from those who attended the auction "The energy in the room was buzzing", and "What an absolute gem of a guy". I cannot thank Jamie enough for coming to host the auction for us." Tamzin Jones, Event Organiser