About Bob

Bob Hayton is a Professionally Qualified International Auctioneer with over 30 years experience conducting Auctions for Fine Arts, Real Estate, Charity, Event & Sports related purposes in UK, Dubai & India.

Most recently, Bob, with the assistance of his wife Judith, have become the ‘go-to’ Auctioneering team for Players Auctions in Sports mad India, having conducted them for the Hockey India League (HIL), Indian Badminton League (IBL), Premier Badminton League (PBL) & Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in New Delhi, and the Pro-Kabaddi League (PKL) in Mumbai & New Delhi. Additionally, from his experience with Sports Players Auctions, Bob provided input into the first edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Players Draft held in Dubai in 2014.


See the Press Coverage for the 2015 Hockey India Players Auction

On a non-sporting note Bob has been the International Auctioneer of choice for high profile Events such as the One World Fine Art Auction in Jodhpur for the Maharaja of Jodhpur at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, and the Luxury Fine Art Auction for the Bengularu Arts Festival by invitation of Uzma Irfan, to name but two engagements. Bob also acts as Auctioneer and Advisor for a Fine Art Auction House in Bangalore for which he has conducted Auctions of Antiquarian Books, Prints, Maps & Paintings.

All of which has prompted many to refer to him as "The Travelling Gavel"

Additionally Bob’s experience includes conducting and arranging for the successful smooth running of numerous other types of Auctions including Golf days, Charity and Corporate Team Building Events often working with Celebrity Sportsmen, Media people, members of the House of Lords and others both in the UK and Abroad. Bob was featured both in a documentary filmed by Granada Television & another by Channel 4 about the day to day workings of an Auction House whilst contracted by Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea, London for whom he has provided Cataloguing and Appraisal services for many years. He also has a highly popular valuation page in a UK popular National weekly magazine.

If you have an idea that would benefit from Bob's experienced brand of auctioneering 'sparkle & theatre' call him now...'have gavel - will travel' .+44 7778 433786

Hockey India League - " Bob Hayton is amazing auctioneer, a commendable job."

Contact information

Phone: +44 (0) 7778 433786
Email: info@bobhaytonauctioneer.co.uk