Ian Parsons retires after 15 years at Gallery Stamford

Ian Parsons hands over the reigns of Gallery Stamford to new owner Kate Marshall, right. They are pictured with Claire Harris, left, who manages the frame workshop
Ian Parsons hands over the reigns of Gallery Stamford to new owner Kate Marshall, right. They are pictured with Claire Harris, left, who manages the frame workshop
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A GALLERY owner has retired after 15 years in charge.

Ian Parsons took on Gallery Stamford, in Maiden Lane, in 1997, having held senior sales positions in retail in the UK and South America.

Ian is a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and a Guild Commended Framer. He was also a past branch master of the Guild, which put him at the very heart of the framing fraternity.

He will leave the gallery in the hands of Kate Marshall and John Partridge, who are looking forward to carrying on the business and building upon Ian’s hard work.

Kate returns to Lincolnshire following ten years in a London gallery, preceded by an undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge where she read History of Art.

Claire Harris, who has worked with Ian since 2001 and manages the framing workshop, will continue in her role.

Ian, who will still be seen in and around Stamford due to his active involvement with the Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley, said: “I would like to thank all of the customers who have supported me over the last 15 years.”