Jonathan began work as a porter at Phillips Auctioneers, Edinburgh in 1995 after completing the ISVA Diploma and RICS accredited Antiques & Fine Art Degree. In 1997 he moved back south to work as a junior valuer at Phillips in Guildford and also began studying the Gemology Diploma, becoming a Fellow of the Gemmology Association of Great Britain In 1999.
After working as a Regional valuer for Sothebys in Billingshurst, Jonathan joined the team at Bellmans Auctioneers in 2005 as Managing Director.
Since 2008, Jonathan took to the road as an expert on BBC1ís Bargain Hunt and BBC2ís Antiques Road Trip. As an expert on the shows Jonathan travels around the UK in search of antique deals to make a profitable return at auction.
Jonathan regularly conducts auctions for charity in London and the South (for free) and is available for talks (for a fee donated to charity).
Too keep up to date on Jonathanís day to day life as an managing director of an auction house and television antiques expect you can follow him on Twitter at @jonathanprattjp