Wilsons Auctions secures major contract with West Midlands Police

Peter Johnston, group operations director at Wilsons Auctions
Gareth McKeown

MALLUSK-headquartered Wilsons Auctions has been awarded a prestigious contract with the second largest police force in the UK.

The UK and Ireland's largest independent auction company has secured a deal with West Midlands Police to provide disposal and valuation services for crime related property.

The one-year contract, with an opportunity to extend for a further 12 months, will see the auction company manage the full asset realisation process of assets ranging from electrical goods, jewellery, artwork, memorabilia. This will cover the collection and storage of items to the valuation, remarketing and sale of items through physical and online auction.

The news comes just weeks after Wilsons Auctions secured a two-year contract with the largest police force in the UK - the Metropolitan Police.

Peter Johnston, group operations director at Wilsons Auctions welcomed the latest contract win.

“We are delighted to be working with West Midlands Police managing the disposal of their recovered assets. Securing a contract with the second largest police force in the UK is testament to the great work carried out by our ever-expanding asset recovery department," he said.

“Wilsons Auctions is proud to manage the asset recovery for over 40 law enforcement agencies across the UK, Ireland and further afield which continues to grow. In recent years we have been responsible for realising in excess of £100 million worth of assets which has been returned to the public purse,” he added.

As a result of Wilsons Auctions securing significant government and law enforcement contracts across the UK and Ireland, expanding its client base as well as its services into cryptocurrency assets, the asset recovery department has seen further expansion in recent months.

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 UK with sites in the Northern Ireland, the Republic, England, Scotland and Wales with over 400 members of staff and an annual hammer total in excess of £300 million.

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