Wilsons Auctions awarded Metropolitan Police disposal contract
We are delighted to announce we have been appointed by the Metropolitan Police to manage the sale of its surplus assets having signed a two-year contract.
WILSONS Auctions, the UK and Ireland's largest independent auction company, has been awarded a contract to manage the disposal of various items of property/surplus assets on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service.
The two-year contract will be effective from July 1st, with an opportunity to extend further for up to two years. The auction company will be responsible for the sale of assets including jewellery, fine art, antiques and memorabilia as well as property found in the street and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Surplus Assets and elements of crime related property.
This contract continues a successful run for Wilsons Auctions, which has branches across the UK and Ireland and highlights its continued success in winning various government and law enforcement agency contracts.
Since the formation of the specialist Asset Recovery Department four years ago, the auction company works with over 40 law enforcement agencies across the UK and Ireland and in recent years has been responsible for realising in excess of £85 million worth of assets which has been returned to the public purse.
Aidan Larkin, Group Asset Recovery Manager at Wilsons Auctions said, "Wilsons Auctions is delighted to have been awarded this disposal contract of surplus assets by the Metropolitan Police Service. The growth of our government contracts over the past four years is testament to the great work carried out by our ever-expanding Asset Recovery Department.
"Wilsons Auctions is proud to manage the asset recovery for government and law enforcement agencies across the UK, Ireland and further afield. By providing an online auction facility we are opening up our business to a worldwide audience on behalf of our clients as well as accommodating physical bidders in our auction houses," he added.
The news follows the announcement last month that Wilsons Auctions was identified as one of the London Stock Exchange Group's Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2018.
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 with over 400 members of staff and an annual hammer total in excess of £300 million.
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