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What Do We Do?

We work with businesses to convert surplus assets into working capital, whilst helping buyers source equipment and assets they require.

We are industry-leading asset valuers and auctioneers, providing an end-to-end asset service to organisations in the UK and internationally. We save our clients significant costs, generate unexpected income and help them achieve their sustainability objectives.

Most businesses have surplus working assets and equipment in storage, or coming to the end of its life cycle that is no longer required and are extremely valuable and useful to other organisations. We work with both parties, selling on behalf of our partners to our wide reaching buyer database.

Who Do We Work With?

We work with two key groups - selling partners with valuable surplus assets, and buyers looking to source great quality used assets.

Our selling partners include government organisations, airports, factories, councils, colleges, universities, engineering and manufacturing plants, marine companies, restaurants and chains, stadiums and conference venues, jewellers and prestige watch dealers, leasing and hire companies, iconic venues and more.

Our buyers naturally deal in these same industries but on medium to smaller scales and are looking to purchase excellent quality used assets to develop their own businesses.

What Key Assets We Deal With?

We work with a wide range of assets, but here are some of the key assets and sectors we deal with:

  • Factory contents
  • Airport terminal contents
  • College contents
  • Restaurant chain contents
  • Hotel contents
  • Inventory or leased equipment
  • Ex hire assets
  • Engineering & manufacturing
  • Commercial catering equipment
  • Commercial vehicles & cars
  • Aviation and marine assets
  • Jewellery & prestige watches

What Makes Us Different?

An innovative approach to building long-term partnerships

Our model is to build long term partnerships with our clients through regular auctions, with 10-21 days to maximise your financial return.

We upload assets and equipment to our ever-growing online auction portals. A typical auction runs for 7-14 days and generally achieves 80-120% of the collective market value.

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When Did Our Journey Begin & Why?

Founded in 2012, Nathaniel Carter & McSkelly Auctioneers Limited (NCM Auctions) set out with a very clear vision to be the number one asset auction company in the UK for public and private sector clients who needed more than a simple asset disposal service. We were determined to break the mould and offer clients something more. It was crucial for us to have something about us that other's couldn't offer or wouldn't even consider.

The first major project we embarked on was the disposal of assets from three iconic buildings in Doncaster. These were a 12 storey former council HQ, a civic theatre and an office block. An already large and complex project was further complicated with a strict 4-week turnaround deadline. These buildings contained over 6,000 individual lots and included everything from industrial generators, commercial catering equipment, engineering & woodworking machinery, staging, office fittings and more. This was the company's defining moment. We worked tirelessly to find homes for every asset, generating un-forecasted revenue and making significant cost savings. This is when we understood that it was possible to offer a greater service than simply disposing of unwanted assets.

Since then we have gone on to become market-leading industry auctioneers in creating sustainable reverse supply chains, exceeding client expectations on every project that we've run.

We have worked on hundreds of projects in the UK and globally, winning awards and honing our craft. Led by our founder and CEO, Emma McSkelly, our people are highly experienced, passionate, driven and versatile, with a wide range of auctioneering skills and expertise.

Our People

Emma McSkelly

CEO & Founder

Andy Smith

Executive Director

Paul Esson

Sales and Marketing

Dave Byron

Business Development Manager

Adam Wrightson

Financial Controller

Ailie Walton

Operations Manager

Nancy Pericleous

Deputy Operations Manager

Jemma Richardson

Sales Manager

Emma Humble

Key Account Lead

Emily Markham

Account Lead

Nikki Boyes

Auction Co-ordinator

Connor Willson-Payne

Sales Executive

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