Maximising the value of your item – the auctioneer’s mantra

Whether we’re selling a luxury vehicle or an industrial machine, our focus at Gateway Auctions is to ensure we maximise the value of the item.

We are passionate about what we do and we take great pride in going the extra mile to maximise realisations and get the best price on every sale.

As a seller, that leaves you content in the knowledge that we will work our hardest to help you achieve your financial goal, whatever that may be.

The sectors we operate in are below:

Finance company repossessions and disposals 

From luxury yachts to super cars, DNA analysis machines to aircraft, bus and coach fleets, we have disposed of some very interesting and diverse assets over the years.

Our finance company repossessions department has grown to become one of the most respected and trusted partners to some of the UK’s main players in the asset-based lending world.

Thanks to our resources and knowledge, we can react quickly to collect assets from across the UK at short notice. Our charges are competitive and we don’t charge storage fees.

Contractor plant and equipment (yellow plant) 

Contractor plant and equipment was our core business from the beginning, and we remain a powerhouse in this area.

Whether dealing with a petrol compactor plate or power drill right up to a 75-tonne excavator or stone crusher, we have the expertise and skills to maximise the potential of any sale to get the best deal for both seller and buyer.

We work with a number of national plant hire and construction companies, either selling their plant on a commission basis or buying packages of machines to sell through our auction. We use a mixture of methods depending on which works best for the client and we are happy to discuss this with you.

Outright purchase of assets and stock 

This method is usually used in the insolvency world where an insolvency practitioner may need to dispose of assets either pre or post-administration or liquidation. This enables them to maximise the realisations of assets to get the most funds for creditors.

There are many scenarios where it will be beneficial to sell the assets to us rather than use their appointed agents to dispose of on their behalf. We will consider assets or stock from any industry so it is always worth getting in touch to see how we can help.

Special areas of expertise 

Although we dispose of assets from across industry, we have built areas of special expertise. These are:

Contractors plant (yellow plant)
Commercial vehicles
Classic cars (new for 2023)
Bus and coach fleets
Motor cars
Engineering machinery
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“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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