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An honour for Marriott & Co.

An invitation to act as an Expert Witness in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules is both an honour and a worry. It is an honour because our reputation and personal CVs will have been scrutinised, and a worry because we know our report is likely to be challenged by one party or the other […]

Posted on 28th January 2020 by Amy

When time is of the essence

A recent challenge for Marriott & Co. Our client’s purchase of a printing company was conditional upon a valuation of the company’s production plant and equipment. As specialists in the printing industry, we were perfectly placed to provide this, but were naturally concerned to learn that the site inspections of over twenty machines at three […]

Posted on 2nd January 2020 by Amy

Neither Shaken nor Stirred

Whilst recently holidaying in Portugal, I found myself one damp lunchtime sipping a rather potent ‘007 Martini’ in the opulent ‘spies bar’ at the Hotel Palacio in Estoril, my mind drifting into Bond film memories of double agents, casinos and Aston Martins. Apart from it being a wonderful destination, I am here because this hotel’s […]

Posted on 1st October 2019 by Amy

From Tear Drops to The Shard

Having been instructed to find buyers for two major glass tempering plants in the last year, it is not unreasonable to consider ourselves well experienced in valuing and selling glass processing machinery. The first assignment took us into Kent and we undertook a RICS valuation of the business and assets, it was hoped that a […]

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What is happening to the Retail Industry?

I suspect that at the tender age of 35, I am now something of ‘shopping dinosaur’ in that I do not shop online (although admittedly my household does receive packages courtesy of my wife’s online shopping habits). I prefer instead to purchase things the old-fashioned way, i.e. actually going to a shop and seeing (maybe […]

Posted on 16th April 2018 by Amy
Have you received a compulsory purchase order as a result of HS2?

HS2 & Compulsory Purchase Orders

The roll out of HS2 has been nothing if not controversial. With the deadline and budget stretching further and further away (the Independent recently reported that it would cost £403m for every mile of the new line) the creation and implementation of the new railway is viewed by many as an exorbitant drain of money […]

Posted on 21st February 2018 by Amy
Plant & Machinery Auctioneers

Plant & Machinery Auctioneers: The Dos & Dont’s!

Marriott & Co. is a highly professional, independent RICS Regulated firm of  Plant & Machinery Auctioneers. The firm’s membership of the RICS ensures we must demonstrate its five professional and ethical standards meaning that we always: (1) act with integrity, (2) provide a high standard of service, (3) act in a way which promotes trust […]

Posted on 14th February 2018 by Amy
Will the demise of Carillion affect train projects?

The Carillion Collapse

The recent Compulsory Liquidation of Carillion was a complete shock to the UK economic and political system. It has been reported that Carillion’s involvement in low margin fixed price contracts (mainly with the Government), and a resulting inability to remain profitable when problems occurred, was the significant reason behind its failure. The ‘chattering classes’ will […]

Posted on 24th January 2018 by Amy

2017 – What we’ve been up to so far

                                 The Disposals team here at Marriott & Co. aren’t sure where 2017 has gone. In fact, we have been so busy, we’re afraid that blog writing has rather gone out the window! But, we think it is about time we got around to telling everyone what we’ve been up to this year. A number […]

Posted on 20th October 2017 by Amy

Bases and Methods of Valuation for Plant & Machinery

The basis of valuation for a machinery valuation could be Market Value, Equitable Value or Fair Value. Each of these three bases has its own definition.  The basis of valuation is determined by the purpose of valuation, for example if the purpose of the exercise is to ascertain an expected selling / asking price on […]

Posted on 2nd August 2017 by Amy