Wilsons Auctions named all-UK champions in European business awards

Wilsons operations director Peter Johnston in action in Belfast
Wilsons operations director Peter Johnston in action in Belfast

Wilsons Auctions, the UK & Ireland’s largest independent auction company, has been named a national champion for the UK in The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award category at this year’s European Business Awards.

The awards, set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community, is now in its 10th year. Supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, this year’s event will engage with more than 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.

“We’re very proud to be selected to represent the UK as a national champion,” said group operations director Peter Johnston.

“The European Business Awards are widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies and we are proud to be recognised at this level.”

Wilsons Auctions has been chosen after the first phase of judging by an independent panel. The local company was evaluated on the core European Business Awards values of innovation, ethics and success and will now go through to the second stage of the competition, which includes a video and a public vote.

Spanning eight branches across the UK & Ireland, Wilsons is a progressive company dealing in property, vehicles and plant machinery as well as general goods and high-end valuables.

The firm also manages the asset realisation process for private and public sector as well as law enforcement agencies.

Awards CEO Adrian Tripp said: “Congratulations to Wilsons Auctions who have been selected to represent their country as national champions. They are central to the success of Europe’s strong business community, and have shown the core principles we look for of innovation, ethics and success.”