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An additional 5 hours of bidding

We were instructed to provide a valuation for a kitchen and bathroom design and installation company and then dispose of the company’s assets. We held an online auction of the display and trading stock.  After a busy marketing period and viewing day, the auction was a huge success, scheduled to end at 3pm, with overtime […]

Posted on 3rd November 2021 by Amy

Plans change but the results were fabulous

Marriott & Co. handled an interesting case where a private, hospitality client had purchased the assets from the Administrator of a top London digital printing company. The client planned to use the assets to create the graphics ‘in-house’ for their various ventures, hotels and clubs. Their plans changed and we were instructed by the client […]

Posted on 6th October 2021 by Amy

Fond reflections on the valuation of a prominent food manufacturing company

It’s good to look back at some of the jobs we have successfully completed, resulting in happy Clients. We were asked to value the plant and equipment of a prominent food manufacturing company’s three sites in Yorkshire, for insurance purposes. We carried out a site survey of each site in order to take detailed descriptions […]

Posted on 8th September 2021 by Amy

We value the relationship

It’s the relationship which holds the value…   We were delighted to hear from an old client for whom we undertook a valuation of their printing plant & machinery in Birmingham some 23 years ago.   Within a matter of days from the instruction a fresh valuation was carried out, which contained much of the […]

Posted on 12th September 2020 by Amy

An accurate valuation is king

It is the Director’s role to take care of a company’s and its shareholders’ business assets – including a declaration to Insurers as to the correct sums for which all tangible assets should be covered.  In order to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of under-insurance, this must be correct – the responsibility for which can […]

Posted on 12th May 2020 by Amy

All aboard

Instructed by the Liquidator of a West Sussex travel company, we undertook a RICS valuation and subsequently an online auction of its buses and coaches. Having witnessed the tremendous auction results including certain vehicles being sold and exported to Ireland, we were contacted by a private client to sell their buses and coaches from their […]

Posted on 12th March 2020 by Amy

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

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