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About Norton & Brooksbank

Company Profile

Norton & Brooksbank Company Profile

Christopher Norton selling with Tom Brooksbank assisting.
Christopher Norton and Tom Brooksbank founded their partnership based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire in 1983.

The principal activity of the firm is the sale by auction of pedigree and commercial dairy cattle. The firm has been privileged to conduct most of the top sales of pedigree Holsteins in the last 25 years, but is equally adept at marketing 500 commercial dairy cattle. In recent times we have added beef cattle and farm machinery to our repertoire.

The firm has a team of highly efficient staff, well skilled in:

  • the preparation of sale catalogues
  • conducting on farm sales or at various centres
  • professional work in valuations/expert witnesses/claims
  • selling stock from farm to farm
  • buying cattle to order
  • valuations for any purpose
  • auction sales of farm machinery
  • trading milk quotas

The considerable expertise of the team, with the two partners providing over 50 years rostrum experience between them makes N&B the first choice in marketing your stock.

Company Mgmt

Christopher Norton

Christopher Norton
Christopher Norton, Director and Co-Founder

Christopher Norton was brought up on a dairy farm in Oxfordshire, where his father, although a lawyer by profession, ran the Bellehatch herd of Friesians. After 3 years at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (where he met Tom Brooksbank), he joined Hobsons, at that time the country’s leading firm of pedigree auctioneers. After 10 years, he and Tom Brooksbank left Hobsons to set up their own partnership under the Norton & Brooksbank banner, which has now completed 25 years of business, during which time it has officiated at the majority of the leading sales of Holsteins in the UK. Like Tom, he is a past Chairman of the British Cattle Breeders Club.

Away from the cattle breeding world, his principal interest is horse racing and for the past 25 years he has acted as a steward on many racecourses including Ascot, Cheltenham, Epsom and Newbury. He is currently Chairman of the BHA Stewarding committee, which is responsible for the appointment and training of stewards, and is a Chairman of the BHA Disciplinary Panel.

Company Mgmt

Tom Brooksbank

Tom Brooksbank, Director and Co-Founder

Tom Brooksbank started his career in the cattle industry in 1974 when he joined Hobsons the then leading experts in the sale and valuation of pedigree cattle in London. After 5 years he was made a Partner in that firm and in 1983 he and Christopher Norton left Hobsons to establish their own partnership under the name of Norton & Brooksbank in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. In addition to being involved in virtually all the leading sales, the sales of commercial cattle and machinery sales he has chaired the popular British Cattle Breeders Conference organising 3 days of lectures with speakers from many parts of Europe and North America, has served on the Wiltshire Holstein Breeders Club and spoken at many of the Breeders Clubs in the UK. He also gave a paper with Christopher Norton at the Semex Conference as well at the Cattle Breeders Conference in Cambridge some years ago.

Tom is one of three monitor valuers for the Welsh Assembly Government overseeing all the valuations of dairy cattle as well as carrying out hundreds of valuations himself in the course of a year.

Company Mgmt

Mark Lee

Mark Lee


Norton & Brooksbank's Office

Stroud, Glos

Office: 01285 841333

Fax:01452 770445


Company Mgmt

Sheila Roads

Sheila Roads

Sheila Roads was for many years a familiar figure in the British Holstein Society where one of her principal jobs was to organise the very popular and highly successful National Holstein Show. Sheila joined us in 1994 and is now our senior administrator in charge of producing the majority of the catalogues and also for sale day procedures including the accounts, passports etc. She is well known to many of our clients and Holstein breeders throughout the UK and her considerable experience is a great asset to the firm.

Company Mgmt

Carole Burdett

Carole Burdett

Carole Burdett had a career in computers and IT before joining Norton & Brooksbank in 1996. Carole is the secretary to the business and is also a fully trained book keeper and does the company’s accounts.

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Norton & Brooksbank are DEFRA/W.A.G. approved valuers of livestock and carry out many valuations in the course of a year for TB, BSE, FMD, and other compensations, as well as whole herd valuations for breeders and commercial producers for sale, asset transfer, between parties or as expert witnesses.

* DEFRA approved Valuers
* Frequent valuations for Welsh Assembly (W.A.G.)
* Tom is the monitor valuer for W.A.G. specialising in dairy cattle
* Expert witness work
* Valuations for private clients on any occasion

Our Next Auction Sale



The dispersal of the entire TORVALLEY Herd (300 Head), the property of D & S.M Osborne at Oxenford Farm, Dowlish wake, Illminster, Somerset. (with Kivells)   more ...