Anita Manning Biography – Anita Manning Wiki
Anita Manning is a Scottish antiques expert and television personality. Manning came to the limelight for her appearances since 2010 as an expert and presenter on the BBC’s Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and the Antiques Road Trip. She first got into the antiques business in the 1970s after buying a bed from an Irish dealer. After commenting on what a wonderful trade it was, being surrounded by beautiful objects, he offered her a job as a buyer.
After her first visit to Glasgow Scotland, as a buyer, she was purchasing and selling furniture in England and Ireland for about three years, driving all-around in a three-tonne truck. When her daughter Lala Manning left school, they went into business together. With her mother’s antiques knowledge and Lala’s business brain, they founded the Great Western Auctions in 1989, with a staff of just three. It has gradually grown to be one of the major independent auctioneers in Scotland. Manning was Scotland’s first female auctioneer.
In 2016 Manning set a new record for the largest profit on a single item on the Antiques Road Trip. A Buddha statue she had purchased for only £50 sold for £3,800, a 7,500% profit. Anita was a teacher before she got married and had children. She studied Physical Education and specialized in Dance at Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Anita currently resides in Glasgow, Scotland with her family.
Anita Manning Age
She was born December 1, 1947, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Anita Manning Family
Manning’s father used to take her to auctions on Sauchiehall Street, in Glasgow, Scotland, and hence she developed a love for antiques. Anita also puts her love of collectibles down to all the mahogany furniture she admired at her granny’s house growing up.
Anita Manning Husband
She is a married woman. Anita has two children, a daughter named Lala Manning and a son named Luke Manning. Her daughter joined her in her businesses, being the co-founder of The Great Western Auctions Ltd in 1989.
Her son, Luke currently resides in Hongkong and owns a business.
Anita Manning Salary
She earns an estimated annual salary of $57 thousand.
Anita Manning Net Worth
Anita Manning’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.