The runway at “melt down”

The Client:

Speedy Hire PLC is the UK’s largest hire provider, with a wide range of tools, plant and specialist equipment and over 200 depots across the UK and Ireland.



The Challenge

Speedy Hire PLC approached us to run an auction event for their construction equipment, tools and vehicles.



The Solution

Utilising the expertise and experience of two auction firms to take on this enormous task, we held a three-day auction event at the Melton Mowbray runway. At 200 feet wide and over a mile in length, it is a formidable auction venue. Triumphing over adverse weather conditions and the sheer volume of equipment arriving and being processed every day the auction came together in time and on time. 

Buyers came from all over the world to attend the event which saw some 64,000 items go under the hammer.

Next time - well perhaps a bigger runway!