Kate Bliss encountered antiques from an early age whilst helping in her father’s Herefordshire saleroom.
As a regular antiques expert on BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Flog It! for over ten years, Kate has also appeared as expert presenter on both BBC’s Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and The Antiques Road Trip and presenter of ITV’s Secret Dealers. Kate’s projects are diverse ranging from presenting short corporate marketing films to public speaking and recently narrating ‘Peter and the Wolf’ in a performance for the Three Choirs Festival 2012.
After reading English Literature at Brasenose College, Oxford, Kate studied Fine Art to become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. After gaining over seven years experience on the rostrum as auctioneer and valuer at Brightwells Fine Art Saleroom, Kate founded her own valuation business and became a fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, specialising in silver and jewellery. Kate is also a consultant for Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire.
Kate is patron of two charities founded in Herefordshire, St Michael’s Hospice and the Little Princess Trust and enjoys regularly hosting charity auctions and contributing to fundraising events.