John Pye Auctions, the UK’s largest auction house network, will be hosting the first two sales at its new Chesterfield site this weekend with thousands of everyday household products up for grabs from top high street retailers.
The two sales will be live online from Friday evening (1st March), and the new site will be open for public viewing on Tuesday 5th March, between 10am and 2pm.
Customers can expect to save up to 75% off RRP across retail goods including home furnishings and appliances, a selection of bathroom suites and accessories, tech & gadgets and children’s toys in their thousands.
The new 233,000 sq. ft Chesterfield site is the second largest in the John Pye portfolio and opened due to the increase in supplier demand in the area and its ideal size and location.
Following the announcement of the site opening last December, more than 150 jobs will be created over the next few years for the Chesterfield auction house.
Heading up the team in Chesterfield will be site manager Lou Rodrigues, who joined the company in 2012 as an auction porter, before quickly being promoted to team leader and then site manager at John Pye’s auction house in Derby.
Lou commented: “It’s an honour to be managing the company’s second largest site in the country and I’m looking forward to the launch of the first two sales, which means flinging open the doors to our salerooms and welcoming the public to our newest auction house.
“We will be showcasing stock from the UK’s top retailers, so we invite everyone to take a look at what’s on offer in the salerooms before bidding online. John Pye Auctions is a rapidly expanding company with big ambitions for the future and I’m thrilled to be a part of it all.”
The national auctioneer, which celebrated its 50th anniversary and a record-breaking trading year in 2018, has seen a growth in visitors to their online bidding platform, footfall across its UK auction showrooms, as well as an increase in stock volumes from the company’s high street retail clients.
As well as being crowned the UK’s asset valuer and auctioneer of the year for the last four years running at the UK’s Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Awards, John Pye expanded into the international market with the launch of its first online auction in the United Arab Emirates last December, the company also opened a new office in Birmingham at the start of this year to better serve the West Midlands region.
Adam Pye, managing director at John Pye, said: “We have seen tremendous growth in supplier demand over the past year and opening our latest auction house – a large site in a prime, central location in Chesterfield, means we can better serve our retail clients and provide a great space to welcome people to view the stock on offer.
“We had such a strong year in 2018 and our company growth is certainly continuing into this year – the new Chesterfield site marks another significant step forward for the UK expansion of John Pye.”
The company comprises of six trading departments; John Pye Property, John Pye Retail, John Pye Business Assets, John Pye Vehicles, John Pye Luxury and John Pye Technical.
The online sale will go live Friday 1st March with public viewing available on Tuesday 5th March between 10am – 2pm. The auctions will end Thursday 7th March from 12noon onwards.