Julian first started with Vectis Auctions in January 1997, the company had been acquired in 1996 and Julian was one of the first members of staff to work in the newly appointed North East office. Not only did he catalogue the sales, but back then it was a case of literally cutting and sticking a composite catalogue together. With 10 sales a year and an average of 600 lots per sale it was very much the start of things to come. He left in 1999 to pursue other roles.
Julian has been back a number of times to help out over the years, most recently, and finally in 2014 when he returned to catalogue a Matchbox collection, and has been here ever since.