“Laurien Hessels is een van de beste veilingmeesters die ik heb
meegemaakt. Zonder valse bescheidenheid en bijna geneloos weet ze haar
publiek op het puntje van hun stoel te krijgen.
Ze veilt met dynamiek, is geestig en weet te boeien. Een
liefdadigheidssale met haar op het rostrum kan verzekerd zijn van een
groot succes. En haar uitbundige presentatie staat geenszins haar
professionaliteit in de weg.
Ze is een absolute aanrader !”
Chairman en Chief-Auctioneer, Christie’s Amsterdam
“We discovered the value of having Laurien as our auctioneer
immediately - our auction profits jumped 60% from the previous year
and have continued to rise for the past 3 years.
Laurien has great charm and she holds the attention of the room
effortlessly - she quickly establishes a rapport with the bidders and
turns the auction into an entertainment in itself - she's invaluable"
Shona McGrahan- Director, Action for Russia's Children
“In the past 5 years Laurien Hessels has been our secret weapon!! She
even managed to have our Minister of Finance accept her invitation to
be her assistant during a most entertaining auction last year!
The Night of the Stars Gala is unthinkable without her as the most
attractive auctioneer, in every sense!!”
Member of the Board of HAFF. (Holland-America Friendship Foundation)
"Laurien was twice one of the main contributors to the success of the
annual ALS Charity Dinner in the Netherlands. Thanks to her
professionalism, immaculate feel for the atmosphere and stunning
appearance she helped raise an enormous amount for the Dutch ALS
She made sure she was extremely well prepared by
deep-diving into the guest list and the charity items, thus knowing
with which items to start to 'warm up' the room, whom to call upon
when the bidding temporarily slowed down and how to end on a "bang" .
With her impressive knowledge of the auctioneers profession, combined
with her feminine charm, she can persuade the audience to raise their
hands for higher bids than they originally intended to. Laurien is a
true asset to the success of any auction and we look forward to
continue working with her in the future."
Xandra Niehe- ALS Foundation
“I have never seen anyone else being so totally in control of a room of 1000 people like Laurien at this last charity ball.”
Tessa Szyszkowitz, journalist and correspondent
“Laurien Hessels combination of professional experience and personal appearance creates a captivating dynamic which takes over the entire audience.”
Jonathan Kollek, Senior Vice President for Sales and Logistics, TNK-BP, Moscow
“Laurien's auctioneering at the ARC Ball was fantastic; she held the attention of the audience, encouraging bids and entertaining observers simultaneously. I was impressed by the effortless way that she achieved the highest price possible for ARC's donations in a supposedly crisis-stricken market, and particularly by the way that she stimulated a bidding war on the last lot before revealing - when the two competing bidders reached deadlock - that there were in fact two identical lots available and so both lucky parties were able to benefit!”
Justine Seepers, Moscow
“Decisive, charming, energetic, spontaneous, professional and well informed; just some characteristics of Laurien. We have worked with Laurien for years now and she always ensures us a happy customer. We hope to work with her for years to come.”
"Laurien brought our Gala to life with her sparkling charisma and sense of humour. Her professionalism and skills as an auctioneer helped to make the evening a great success and raise lots of money for charity."
Elizabeth Owen, Development Director, MPC Social Services.
“Laurien is engaging; persuasive, entertaining, fun, efficient,
organised and committed. An invaluable asset for any fund-raising
Catherine Staples- Committee member, Action for Russia's Children