Overview:Watts & Associates are specialist Auctioneers with a wealth of experience in hosting and managing auction events for single and multiple vendors throughout the UK. We also hold regular dedicated auctions from our auction facility in Carlton, South Yorkshire, UK. Our expertise includes contractors plant and construction equipment, grounds maintenance equipment, agricultural machinery, vehicles and light industrial equipment.
The company was formed in 1995 by Martin Watts. In 2006 Martin sold the company to John Roebuck and Colin Crossland who have kept the Watts & Associates good name and honest reputation while adopting new and forward thinking improvements including implementing new technology within the auction interface.
Due to a rapid growth in auction sales, we acquired a larger site in Carlton. The auction facility covers 4 acres of secured area, including 7,000 square feet of covered space, a large loading area, fixed and mobile loading ramps and car parking spaces for up to 120 visitors. In 2013 the facility handled 30,000 lots of machinery.
Our general sale is held every 5 weeks and attracts in excess of 3,500 lots per sale. Equipment passing through our general auctions is typically from repeat customers. They include national hire companies, main dealerships, traders, manufacturers and end-users.
The facility has a 24 hour manned security system and is operated 365 days per year.
Our buyers come from across the UK and from overseas. Use of the internet and real time bidding coupled with our excellent loading facilities make overseas distance buying at our auctions an attractive and viable proposition.
We undertake a variety of auctions and can stage them from anywhere in the country. We use live auctions supported by web-based internet bidding. The platform we use is provided by ATG Media, (i-bidder). Additionally we host and manage timed on-line auctions, private treaties and sealed tender.