Jane has been a Company Director since 2012, focusing on business development and overseeing the marketing and advertising department. She is responsible for handling some of the major private collections and single owner sales sold at Tennants.
Auctioneering on a weekly basis, Jane is the lead auctioneer for many of the specialist departments such as Pictures and Textiles, Costume and Fashion. She is also the specialist for Beswick and Border Fine Arts, cataloguing three specialist sales a year, as well as assisting with general valuations.
Jane is the fourth generation of the Tennant family to work in the business, having gained practical experience in the saleroom working alongside her grandfather Edmund, father Rodney, and uncle John since childhood.
After university, Jane worked in London before returning to Yorkshire in 2011 and joining the company full time. Jane’s first permanent role at Tennants was in administration, before moving on to take responsibility for marketing. In 2012, Jane became a Company Director and took to the rostrum for her first sale as an auctioneer.