Local businessman, Douglas Gascoine, established Gascoines Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors over sixty years ago. Having recently turned 88, Douglas continues to play an active role in all aspects of the family business.
What may surprise you is that the Gascoines are the family behind both Newark Livestock Market and Newark Auction Centre. They also have significant farming interests in both Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
Mill Farm at Upton is home to the family’s recently established 60 cow herd of pedigree Limousins. Doug and his wife, Rachel, have been passionate about establishing a pedigree herd for years and this recent venture is providing much enjoyment.
Rachel Gascoine says: “We only set the herd up in 2013, but have already had some show success, including picking up the reserve breed championship at last year’s Newark and Nottinghamshire County Show.”
Douglas and Rachel believe that farming helps them to keep a connection with customers at the Livestock Market. She explains: “The fact that we sell through the market helps give our customers confidence that we will do the best job we can for them.”
Emma Gascoine, the couple’s daughter, is CEO of Gascoines Chartered Surveyors whilst her son, Luke Saywell, is Managing Director of Newark Auction Centre. All three generations work closely together.
“We are a family business with family values and as such we try to bring a personal touch to all aspects of the company, whether that be farming, estate agency or our auctions,” Emma comments. “We have a close affinity and connection with the local area that we hope will continue to grow and flourish.”