What we do

Machinery and Business Assets

We offer a range of services relating to machinery & business assets valuations and disposals.

As leaders in the industry, we offer a comprehensive range of services for machinery and business asset valuations and disposals.

From detailed valuations of machinery to desk appraisals, we can advise you. As part of our disposal services we offer assets for sale by online auction, tender or private treaty/ negotiated sale, through local to worldwide traditional and digital marketing to targeted individual sectors and general buyers.

We place great emphasis on technical expertise, professional integrity and client care, and were the first firm in our sector to obtain international quality standard ISO 9001 for our plant and equipment valuation and sale services. We are also ISO 140001, OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety accreditation), CHAS and Achilles UVDB approved contractor. Our business services are RICS regulated. Monies realised following sales of assets on your behalf are held in our dedicated client accounts.

We operate throughout the UK from our nine offices. We also operate abroad, and have associate offices in Belfast, Dublin, mainland Europe, the US, India and the Far East.

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Asset Valuation

We place great emphasis on technical expertise, professional integrity and client care when operating in the machinery and business assets sector. We were the first firm in our industry to obtain international quality standard ISO9001 for our plant and equipment valuation and sale services. 

Financial Valuations, Allowances & Compensation

Being faced with a Compulsory purchase order (CPO) can be a difficult time for any business. We can help with the valuation of machinery and all business assets including stock, the assessment of removal costs and disturbance. We can also help to assess compensation and negotiate with acquiring authorities.

We also work for acquirers whether government departments or local authorities, in vetting any claims that follow CPOs - and of course we dispose of surplus assets in partial or total extinguishment cases.

Case studies

    A bumper year for SW auctions mark the rise in online auctions

    Over the past 12 months our specialist plant and machinery team have completed approximately 40 online auctions via Bidspotter, the web’s number one online auction site which deals with over 10,000 lots every day.

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    Poundworld assets auctions a huge success

    The assets of Poundworld Retail Ltd headquarters were sold by our specialist machinery and business assets team, raising in excess of £450,000 at online auction.

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