The company was rewarded at the recent Deloitte Best managed Companies Awards in Dublin.
Wilsons Auctions has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies for the eleventh consecutive year, in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, in association with Bank of Ireland.
The company, which demonstrated superior business performance, was recognised at a gala awards dinner at the Convention Centre Dublin on 6 March.
Established in 1936, Wilsons Auctions is Ireland and UK’s largest independent auction company and is focused on continuing to grow and expand its offering, ensuring that it is meeting the needs of both its customers and clients.
As a result of new business both locally and internationally, Wilsons Auctions hosts over 2,000 auctions annually, supported by its 400 staff including property, vehicles, plant and machinery to specialist equipment, general goods, high-end valuables and more recently cryptocurrency.
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.
Commenting on the award, Peter Johnston, Wilsons Auctions Group Operations Director said: “We are delighted to be continuing the success of being named a Deloitte Best Managed Company for eleven consecutive years. As a family-owned business, this is a great honour for Wilsons Auctions to continually be recognised within these prestigious awards and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the staff for their hard work and dedication as we continue to strive to give our clients and customers the best possible auction service and experience.”
Nine companies qualified for the first time in the 2020 Best Managed Companies Awards programme. They join a network of 130 companies representing 27 counties across Ireland, with a combined turnover of €11.4 billion, over €3 billion in annual export sales and providing 42,000 jobs.
Anya Cummins, Lead Partner for the Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte said: “We are consistently impressed by the organisations that qualify and requalify for our Best Managed Companies Awards programme, and the contribution that this important cohort of the economy make is highlighted by the turnover and employment numbers of the winning companies. While Irish companies across all sectors navigate issues such as talent acquisition and retention, continuing uncertainty around Brexit and regulatory challenges, the management teams of the winning companies have demonstrated their razor-sharp focus on their objectives, an agility to adapt in a disruptive market place and to innovate and use technology as a real differentiator for them.
“The fast pace of disruption in the current marketplace makes it critical for organisations to maintain holistic, integrated strategies and seek long-term growth opportunities. Through the Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, we are working with applicant companies to help them focus on strategies that will drive sustainable growth for them into the future. We are celebrating 130 companies that are not afraid to be challenged on their strategies - in fact want to be challenged - and that have risen to the challenge.”
Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking said: “The Best Managed Companies programme is a unique opportunity for organisations to not only examine and improve upon their overall performance, but importantly to celebrate the hard work that their teams put in all year round. The programme has supported numerous indigenous Irish companies to re-evaluate and strengthen their business strategies and their growth and development plans. It is inspiring to watch such a vast number of companies requalify for this prestigious award and retain their position in this impressive and growing alumni of best managed companies in Ireland.”
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.
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