Helen Macintyre set up her advisory in 2007 after roles at Christie’s and with dealer Richard Knight. With an emphasis on discretion and client relationships, she works with private, museum and corporate clients to buy, sell, manage and finance collections.
She advises new collectors: ‘You’ve got to take a long-term view. It’s not about forming a collection overnight – it’s about the collector’s taste evolving as well and really growing into it.
Macintyre , who can be seen on panels and giving talks at the likes of Frieze and Sotheby’s, stresses the importance of due diligence. ‘Authentication, condition and having market knowledge is invaluable when researching an artwork,’ she says.