About Wilsons Auctions

Wilsons Auctions is a family owned business, formed in 1936 by William J Wilson and is now directed by his son Ian Wilson.

The company has grown from a single auction site in Northern Ireland to become the largest independent auction company in the UK and Ireland with an annual hammer total in excess of £400 million.

Wilsons Auctions has nineteen sites, including ten branches in Belfast, Glasgow, Dublin, Maidstone, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Newport, Portadown, Queensferry, Telford and Oxford. It is the only auction company in the British Isles to offer a national coverage, allowing it to draw on experience, resources and ideas from all of its branches.

The management team is fully trained in their particular areas of expertise and pride themselves in offering a service second to none.

Holding over 3100 auctions each year, Wilsons Auctions can auction every category of asset from cars and vans, plant and machinery to property and general goods. It also has the expertise to deal with more luxurious goods including planes, yachts, gold bars, supercars, designer goods, prestigious watches and more recently expanding its offering to cryptocurrency. 

Wilsons Auctions manages the whole asset realisation process for its clients, including collection, valuation, storage, re-marketing and auctioning of assets.

Wilsons Auctions has become the leading asset realisation provider within the public sector, working with over 40 law enforcement agencies and over 170 government bodies across the UK and Ireland. It is proud to have been responsible for returning in excess of £120 million, in recent years, back into the public purse.


Wilsons Auctions Limited is a company registered in Northern Ireland.
Company Registration No. NI011967
Registered Offices: Wilsons Auctions, 22 Mallusk Road, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 4PP

Wilsons Auctions (Telford) Limited is a company registered in England & Wales.
Company Registration No. 01510955
Registered Offices: Wilsons Auctions, 2 Trench Lock, Telford, TF1 5YL

Wilsons Auctions is a member of the following professional bodies:

National Association of Motor Auctions

National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers

National Association of Estate Agents

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Property Services Regulatory Authority’s (PSRA) PSRA Licence No: 001527

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland - Please click the link to find out more about our work with Machinery and Business Assets

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

Wilsons Auctions holds the following UKAS Approved Certification  

ISO 9001:2015                    Quality Management System

ISO 14001:2015                  Environmental Management System

ISO 27001:2013                  Information Security Management System

ISO 45001:2018                 Occupational Health & Safety Management System