Nathaniel Carter & McSkelly Auctioneers  were appointed a contract for Auctioneers Services from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in late 2013.

Initially contracted to dispose of surplus and redundant assets from 3 buildings prior to demolition.  A large and complex project in scale, Nathaniel Carter & McSkelly Auctioneers  strategically identified the opportunities associated with the demolition of these buildings and enabled DMBC to generate unexpected income rather than expense. Dealing with different sites simultaneously across many areas and uplifting some tricky pieces of equipment with a quick turnaround. The project encompassed a 11 storey building, Civic theatre and office block; and the objectives needed to be met within a strict deadline.  NCM Auctions took a holistic solution driven approach to the project, marketing over 2000 individual lots to buyers from across the UK and Europe, selling a vast range of items from large industrial generators, boiler rooms & equipment to more unusual items such as theatre seats, being sold to various theatre groups around the UK.

Since then Nathaniel Carter & McSkelly Auctioneers have gone on to sell surplus and redundant assets for various areas of the council, from fleet and machinery, to commercial catering equipment.  Nathaniel Carter & McSkelly Auctioneers  have proved to be able to successfully execute both large scale commercial auctions and devise reverse supply chain solutions in professional and efficient manner.



Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council had multiple iconic sites that were being demolished to make way for new council buildings. Each building had an excess of surplus assets no longer needed by the council.


By selling these assets at auction, Nathaniel Carter & McSkelly Auctioneers were able to independently generate income for the council within a limited time and with limited council involvement.


Nathaniel Carter & McSkelly Auctioneers took a holistic, solution focussed approach to the project. Systematically dealing with the different sites simultaneously and organising and uplifting difficult assets within a tight deadline.  Many assets were no longer required by the council but still had plenty of value left in them.


Many of the assets sold at auction went on to new homes, being re-used and redeployed across the UK from Lands' End to John O'Groats, with many items finding new lives internationally, in countries including Africa and eastern Europe.