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Auctioneer Bolsters Valuations Team with Senior Appointment

22 February, 2023
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The Nottingham-headquartered national auction house, John Pye Auctions, has reinforced its senior management team with the appointment of Chris Eckersley as its Head of Northwest Valuations.

In his new role, Chris will be responsible for carrying out valuation work and disposals across the region, including plant, machinery, and business assets. In addition to broadening new and existing client relationships within the corporate recovery sector, Chris will also help to develop the firm’s Business Assets team and train junior valuers.

Chris joins John Pye’s Business Assets division with over 21 years’ experience in providing valuation and disposal advice for machinery and business assets of a tangible and intangible nature across all asset classes and sectors. The department has dealt with some of the UK’s most high-profile insolvency cases including Phones4U, Sofa Workshop and most recently the MADE.com administration.

Skilled in acting for clients within the UK and overseas, Chris has previously worked in several global surveying practices, providing valuation and disposal advice to a range of banks, asset-based lenders, financial institutions, and corporate recovery clients.

A Registered Valuer, in 2008, Chris became an elected member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Estate Management from the University of Reading. 

Associate Director and Joint Head of Business and Property at John Pye, Trevor Palethorpe, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Chris to the John Pye family. His proven track record in valuation work will be a huge asset to our operations in the Northwest, and his experience in both developing client relationships and managing departments will greatly benefit the business. We are looking forward to realising our ambitious plans to expand our UK network and national reach further, it’s great that Chris will support us on that journey.”

Chris Eckersley, Head of Northwest Valuations, said: “It’s exciting to be joining the senior management team at such a pivotal time. John Pye has enjoyed a period of remarkable growth and I’m keen to support the senior management team to capitalise on new opportunities within the market.”

John Pye Auctions has continued to take industry leading strides in a record breaking 2021/22 financial year, now employing over 700 staff members and expanding into Europe. It recently celebrated having exceeded £33 million turnover for its last set of unaudited accounts.

For more details about John Pye & Sons Ltd asset management services and current auction listings go to: www.johnpye.co.uk.