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Mar 2017

Wilsons Auctions named one of Ireland's Best Managed Companies.

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Wilsons Auctions, has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the eighth year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 3 March 2017.

The awards event in Dublin’s Convention Centre marked the ninth year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland. The awards were attended by over 900 people from the Irish business community.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance. The network of 127 Best Managed Companies now employs over 60,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €11bn. Recognising the importance of overseas markets for Irish companies, the Best Managed Companies also recorded an average growth in sales of 44% over the last three years.

Spanning eight branches across Ireland & the UK, Wilsons Auctions is a progressive and forward thinking company with a passion for continually finding new ways to offer first rate sales and services to both buyers and sellers alike.

From property, vehicles, plant machinery to general goods and high-end valuables, Wilsons Auctions also manages the asset realisation process for private and public sector as well as law enforcement agencies. Dealing with the collection, valuation and auctioning of assets on behalf of its extensive client base, the auction company welcomes over 500,000 physical visitors to its auctions on an annual basis as well as having an online bidding facility welcoming customers world-wide.

Commenting on the award, Peter Johnston, Wilsons Auctions Group Operations Director said, “We are delighted to yet again be named as a ‘Best Managed’ company in this year’s Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards. We are proud to have received this accolade now for eight consecutive years and is testament to the hard work and dedication given by the full Wilsons Auctions team ensuring we offer a first rate service to both customers and clients.”

Managing Partner of Deloitte and judging panel member, Brendan Jennings commented: “Congratulations to all the 2017 winners. All the companies here tonight are at the end of a long process of evaluation, which makes their Best Managed designation even more rewarding and valuable as a marketing tool for their business. It is clear that these companies make an invaluable contribution to the Irish economy - employing 60,000 people and generating turnover of €11bn.”

Sasha Wiggins, CEO of Barclays Bank Ireland, added: “We believe that great people make the best companies. Behind this year’s winning companies are 60,000 people who combined have demonstrated absolute commitment to business excellence. The Barclays team is delighted to have had the opportunity to support this diverse range of inspiring companies in the development of their unique strategies and we wish them continued success in the future.”

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. It is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. 

A family owned business, Wilsons Auctions was formed in 1936 in Northern Ireland and has grown to   become the largest independent Auction Company in the British Isles with sites in the Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.