John Pye Auctions has continually been at the forefront of UK auction industry innovation.

The business has developed from a single site operation in Nottingham’s old Cattle Market to the UK’s biggest auction network with showcase salesrooms and offices in Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London.

We now deliver over 900 online auctions a year across a UK network of more than 22 sites and growing.

In 2004 we set about building John Pye Auctions into a recognisable and leading brand in a fragmented UK auction market.

We were the first UK auction house to:

  • launch a website, back in the mid 90s
  • televise our auction lot offerings from the rostrum
  • create a Retail Stock Support department
  • transition live traditional auctions to online timed auctions
  • twice win Asset Valuer / Auctioneer of the Year in the TRI (Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency) Awards
  • be shortlisted in the Amazon Growing Business Awards
  • launch Property auctions online

Our innovation ethos has been driven by continuous improvement to improve John Pye Auctions for both the client and customer, continually reaching out to new markets, creating greater variety of stock and asset offerings.

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Marketing and Sponsorship

John Pye Auctions has a proud history of sports sponsorship support from community grassroots clubs through to regional, national and international sports clubs and events. We were the first UK Auction Ho...

Quality Management

John Pye Auctions is an ISO 9001 accredited company, recognised by the the World's International Standards Organisation and British Standards Institute (BSI).   Our certified and established quality m...

Risk Management

As a business we take risk management seriously and have an established track record of effectively and successfully managing a myriad of operations, commercial and repetitional risks for our clients, many ...


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Awards & Accreditations

John Pye Auctions has been continually recognised as a leader of best practice, development and innovation within the auction industry and wider business. In 2015, 2016 & 2017: awarded three consecuti...

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