WILSONS Auctions, the UK and Ireland’s largest independent auction company, has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN) as the sole provider for the sale of all of its assets, including real estate.
The auction company will be responsible for assets seized by Merseyside Police, Cheshire Police, Lancashire Police, Cumbria Police, North Wales Police and Greater Manchester Police.
The contract is the first major tender win so far this year for the business which operates across the UK and Ireland. After securing a number of contracts with law enforcement agencies last year, the firm is now at the forefront in asset recovery, managing the asset realisation process for more than 40 police forces across the UK and Ireland.
Over recent years, Wilsons Auctions has paid in excess of £80 million into the public purse from the proceeds of asset recovery and will continue to add to this through its three year contract with TITAN.
“We are delighted to have been awarded the Asset Realisation Service Framework for six major police forces in the North West of England,” said asset recovery manager Aidan Larkin.
“Last year we were awarded contracts with a number of law enforcement agencies so to win this significant contract really highlights the superior standard of service we provide to our extensive client base in the collection, valuation and auctioning of assets on behalf of our extensive client base is testament to our expertise in this area.
“We are proud to manage the asset recovery of over 40 law enforcement agencies in the UK and Irish Republic and, by providing an online auction facility, we are opening up our business to a worldwide audience on behalf of our clients as well as accommodating physical bidders,” he added.