A well-respected firm of auctioneers

Gateway Auctions is a trusted North West auction house with national coverage that attracts buyers from across the UK and overseas.

We deal with construction equipment, from diggers and dumpers to forklift trucks and access platforms, and ‘distressed assets’ acquired as part of repossessions.
No two sales are the same, and past lots have included items as diverse as sewing machines, printing equipment, stage lighting, cars and luxury coaches.

Our purpose-designed site in Whalley, Lancashire, has eight acres of external space, 25,000 sq ft of modern warehouse space and a state-of-the-art office block housing our Gateway team. Extensive planning went into our site to come up with the most effective ways to store and dispose of the range of assets we sell.

All our auctions are carried out using a timed online platform, which attracts more than 15,000 bidders each year from around the globe.

Lots can be viewed in person before each sale and we look forward to welcoming you for a guided tour of our site.

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All of our auctions are timed online, enabling buyers to bid on lots wherever they are in the world.



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We have sales across the UK and buyers from all over the globe. Contact us to find out more.


“Sunbelt Rentals have been working with Gateway Auctions since 2003. During this time, they have assisted us with many challenges that can arise with the disposal of large volumes of fleet and machinery. David and the team at Gateway always go above and beyond to get the job done, leaving us confident that we and our assets are in safe hands. We have always found their prompt service, honesty, integrity and, importantly, the values attained for assets of the highest standards.”

Wayne Edwards, Remarketing Manager Sunbelt Rentals UK (formerly A-Plant)

“Gateway’s commercial-minded approach to values, and to realising those values, is a breath of fresh air in what can sometimes be a very old-fashioned and depressed view of asset values. We use the business extensively as our valuation and auctioneering agents and I have known David Sunderland for a number of years. We have built up a level of trust and confidence in the way they work, which is paramount in this industry. More recently Gateway has been buying and underwriting assets for remarketing themselves, which shows the confidence they have in their ability to achieve quality values.”

Charles, Insolvency Practitioner

“One of the best things about Gateway is its eight-acre site where assets can be stored free of charge. Add to this their ability to collect assets from across the UK at a moment’s notice, and then realise the best values – why would I use anyone else?”

James Miller, Collections Manager, Bibby Leasing


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