Wilsons Auctions marks 80 years in business

Wilsons Auctions Managing Director Ian Wilson and Group Operations Director, Peter Johnston raise a toast as the company reaches its 80th Anniversary.
Wilsons Auctions Managing Director Ian Wilson and Group Operations Director, Peter Johnston raise a toast as the company reaches its 80th Anniversary.

Wilsons Auctions, the UK and Ireland’s largest independent auction company is marking 80 years in business, with an exciting week of celebrations giving away over £1,000 worth of prizes across all of its branches.

The family owned and run business is celebrating the significant milestone with a full week of prize giveaways from November 23 – 30, as a thank you to its customers for their dedicated support over the years.

Prizes will include £100 House of Fraser vouchers, £100 John Lewis voucher, £200 hotel vouchers which will be given away at specific auctions during the week at the branches in Newcastle – Upon – Tyne, Telford, Belfast, Dalry, Dublin, Portadown and Queensferry and will conclude on the final day with a £500 cash prize for one lucky winner which will be announced at the Unreserved Prestige & Property Auction in Belfast on November 30th.

Wilsons Auctions was formed in 1936 by William J Wilson, a salesman in agricultural machinery and butcher, trading from one site in Mallusk, Co. Antrim. The company has since flourished with son, Ian Wilson taking over as Managing Director in 1976, expanding to a total of sixteen sites across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, England and Wales.

Currently employing over 300 people across the group, Wilsons Auctions hosts over 1,000 auctions annually, processing a hammer total in excess of £200 million each year.

Speaking of the significant milestone, Managing Director Ian Wilson said: “As a family run business which started in 1936 by my father, I am delighted to see Wilsons Auctions reach its 80th year in business. When I first took over the running of the business I was keen to see the company grow but to see it as it is today I am immensely proud.”

To find out more about the competitions simply go to Wilsons Auctions Facebook page @wilsonsauctionsltd for details on how you can win.