We thought it may be helpful for you to be able to put a face to the name, or for you to simply find out a little bit more about those of us involved on a full time basis here at S & S Timms Antiques.
(Time At S & S Timms – Over 20 Years)
Robbie began working with his parents as a 16 year old apprentice and has now progressed to running the company alongside his father Steve. Alongside his duties in the office, Robbie thrives on being very much the retail face of the business and although he is just as passionate about buying as his father Steve he also understands that there is of course a need for balance in any business and therefore that one of them must focus on pulling together all the threads involved in managing the retail side of the business.
The chances are that any enquiry you make to purchase an item from S & S Timms, whether in person, or through one of our online channels, it will be Robbie that responds and helps you to complete your purchase.
Robbie is proud to be an elected member of the management Council for BADA (The British Antique Dealers Association) where as the representative for The East Of England he ensures that his fellow dealers interests are served as best as possible. Robbie also serves on formal furniture vetting committee’s at most of the events and exhibitions which we attend, which means he is an integral part of attempting to ensure all items offered for sale by dealers at these events are genuine and as described on behalf of the organisers.
Away from work Robbie can be found at home with his family enjoying the countryside. A keen sportsman he once played football at semi professional level but has now retired from that, tennis at country representative level for Bedfordshire, enjoys a game of golf when time constraints allow it and can usually be found on the cricket field on any given Saturday, or Sunday during the cricket season.
(Time At S & S Timms – Over 40 Years)
Steve began his life long love affair with the antiques trade as a young boy and during his early teens he would regularly skip school to join his father, Robert Astor Timms, on journeys around the country sourcing fine quality goods to sell. When Steve was just 15 his father passed away and Steve left school altogether to become a full time antiques dealer earning a living for his family. His older sister Trish had just turned 18 and was his dedicated driver until he was old enough to take his test.
When Steve met Sue they formalised the business and formed S & S Timms Antiques. In these early years Steve’s role was not a huge amount different to this very day in that all of his time was spent sourcing the best quality goods he could find.
Steve is the Chief Buyer, out on he road every day of the week attempting to source high quality and good value fine antique furniture from his large network of contacts built over those many years in the trade. Steve’s knowledge within the field of antique furniture is as you can imagine quite exceptional and his expertise very widely respected within the industry as a whole.
When not at work Steve enjoys spending as much time as possible in the garden, cooking BBQ’s, or on the tennis court. As well as being Chairman and Mens A Team Captain at his local tennis club, Steve represents Bedfordshire in the over 65’s category and enjoys playing tennis at various different venues around the UK.
(Time At S & S Timms – Over 40 Years)
Sue sadly passed away in March 2009, leaving a gaping hole in not just S & S Timms Antiques, but the antiques trade as a whole. A hugely respected and much loved figure within the industry Sue could most quite often be found with a glass of bubbly in hand on S & S Timms stand at antiques fairs and exhibitions.
A fiercely loyal character to whom family was absolutely everything Sue loved nothing more when not at work than to be entertaining at the family home. Sue always had a smile on her face, a listening ear and would do absolutely anything, for anybody.
Sue is of course greatly missed by everybody but Robbie has ensured she still has a part to play by placing her photo on a different piece of furniture at every single antiques fair at which the company has exhibited at since her passing. Why don’t you see if you can spot her next time you are visiting our stand somewhere.