The official start to Christmas for the Cirencester business community took place at the Castle Street offices of Moore Allen & Innocent this week.
The annual tradition is considered to be the Christmas event for Cotswolds professionals, and seventy guests attended Monday’s event for a spot of networking and catching-up over drinks and canapés.
Looking back at 2013 in the partnership, company secretary Keith Winmill said: “It has been a busy year across all departments, with our agricultural department enjoying a bumper harvest of farm and land sales, and our residential lettings team experiencing one of their busiest years ever.
“In residential sales, the housing market started to show very welcome signs of picking up in the latter half of the year, while at The Cirencester Salerooms our fortnightly antiques auctions have continued to attract international interest, helped along by the introduction of live online bidding.
“And while the hammer has come down on some weird and wonderful antiques over the past twelve months – including human skulls, pickled snakes, and glass eyes – the prize for the firm’s most unusual sale of the year must surely go to the commercial property department, which sold an 18th century farmhouse… in the middle of a Swindon industrial estate.”