Wilsons Auctions



About us

The family owned business, Wilsons Auctions, was formed in 1936 by William J Wilson.  Now directed by his son Ian Wilson the company has grown to become the largest independent auction company in the British Isles with sites in the North and South of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

The business is a progressive and forward looking company with a passion for continually finding new ways to offer first rate sales and services to both buyers and sellers alike.

This goal is achieved through the provision of a thoroughly professional and personal service while keeping up-to-date with the latest technological advances and industry advances.

Wilsons Auctions are the only auction company in the UK and Ireland to offer a complete national coverage and are therefore able to take full advantage of regional price trends on behalf of vendors.

With a staff count in excess of 300 across its operations, Wilsons offer a wealth of experience and industry knowledge in all aspects of sales management.

The organisation is made up of highly experienced sales managers heading dedicated teams.  The management ethos promotes a “hands on” approach and our track record reflects a pro-active sales and customer service ethos. 

As the only auction company to offer full national coverage Wilsons can draw on experience, resources and ideas from all branches in each of the home nations.



Wilsons Auctions are members of the following professional bodies:

 National Association of Motor Auctions

Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers

National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers

National Association of Estate Agents

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Confederation of European Estate Agents


We are the only auction house in the UK & Ireland to hold these accreditations and we operate to the Codes of Practice of all these professional bodies.



 Wilsons Auctions hold the following UKAS Approved Certification  


BS EN ISO 9001:2008        Quality Management System

BS EN ISO 14001:2004      Environmental Management System

OHSAS 18001:2007            Health & Safety Management System