2015 was yet another exciting year for our machinery and business assets team. Between them they were lucky enough to travel the full length of the country. From East Anglia to Ireland and from the South of England all the way up to the Northern Isles of Scotland, they really did see it all. Here are just a pick of the places the team visited last year.
In the summer David Fawcett travelled to Ireland a number of times within just a couple of months. Among other things, David was travelling to Ireland to carry out valuations within the private sector; which included a capital allowances valuation.
David, who is based in our Manchester office, said, “The Irish economy definitely seems to be improving now. We are once again seeing an increase in the number of Irish buyers that are participating in our online auctions.”
Stephen Jepson would have a strong chance of winning the award for visiting the most remote location last year. Stephen visited the Shetland Islands, an island group off Scotland that lies north-east of Great Britain. Stephen was visiting the islands to catalogue the sale of a contractors and metal recycling plant.
Stephen said that he was unfortunately subject to a terrible ferry crossing due to the inclement weather. During Stephens’s trip the weather did not improve with constant rain dampening what was otherwise a successful trip to catalogue a sale following the closure of a facility on the island.
Stephen wasn’t the only member of the team affected by the weather. Mark Lord’s planned visit to the Isles of Scilly to inspect some marine equipment was delayed due to the remote islands being completely fogbound. The poor conditions left Mark unable to fly and he had to reschedule the trip on the next available flight which was seven days later. Plant was inspected on the same assignment in the North West of England, Suffolk and Central London.
We wait to see where the team will be required to visit this year…