Business Assets Overview

John Pye Business Assets department is the company’s longest established department, having provided client services to Turnaround, Restructuring, Insolvency and Industry sectors for over 25 years.

The Business Assets department manages over 25,000 asset instructions per annum on behalf of:

  • Banks
  • Lenders
  • Turnaround, Recovery & Insolvency Practitioners
  • Government Authorities
  • Retail PLCs and Partnerships
  • Property Owners & Agents
  • Private Investment Clients

Instructions begin with appraisals and/or valuations in accordance with stipulations required by the UK’s National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers (NAVA).

Our Business Assets department operates a multitude of offices and support sites with over 60 dedicated staff to physically inspect assets for their age, condition, grade, environment and operational history in order to provide a reliable and accurate appraisal and valuation figures.

John Pye Business Assets offer clients a variety of valuation and appraisal services including:

  • On-Site, Desktop & Drive By Appraisals
  • Valuations for Mergers; acquisitions, restructuring and cessation of businesses
  • Insurance Investigations and Re-Instatement
  • Intellectual Property Valuations
  • Site Clearances & Asset Removals
  • Auctions and Tenders ‘In Situ’
  • Specialist In-House Marketing to Target Markets
  • Data risk management; technology stock cleansing, Data Wiping & Data Destruction

John Pye Business Assets department is headquartered at 5 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, with a UK Operational Head Office in Nottingham.

The department has received industry recognition as Business Asset Auctioneers 2014 by NAVA, Asset Valuer/Auctioneer of the Year in the 2015 Insolvency & Rescue Awards and Asset Valuer/Auctioneer of the Year in the 2016 Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency Awards.

Department Contacts

Charles Loake
Associate Director & Business Assets Manager
0115 970 60 60
07870 657 082
Trevor Palethorpe
Head of Valuations
0115 970 60 60
07841 456 456

Business Assets Departments

Construction Plant

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department has appraised, valued, marketed and sold rolling agriculture and construction plant for over 30 years, amounting to tens of millions of pound of industrial rollin...

Industrial Machinery

For over 30 years John Pye Business Assets department has managed fixed industrial surplus assets for clients, from initial appraisals and valuations through to site clearances, on-site auction sales and onl...


John Pye Auctions Vehicles department has grown substantially since 2011 to now sell over 16,000 vehicles per annum across more than 20 UK sites. These vehicles range from seized vehicles – cars, motorb...


John Pye Business Assets Marine Department has managed a range of marine vessels to secondary market auction and private treaty sale over the last few decades. These vessels range from small ribs and plea...


John Pye Business Assets Aviation Department has managed a range of aviation instructions to secondary market including both auction and private treaty sales over the years. Ranging from gliders to twin e...

Business Assets In The Media

The Sunday Times

The Stoke Sentinel

Nottingham Post

Article on the Nottingham Post site regarding the Asset Valuer/Auctioneer of the year award at the TRI Award 2016

Daily Mail Article On The John Player Coll...

The John Player Collection from John Pye Auctions featured on the Daily Mail website. The auction offers artefacts from the closure of the Horizon factory.

BBC News Article On The John Player Collec...

The John Player Collection from John Pye Auctions featured on the BBC News website. The auction offers artefacts from the closure of the Horizon factory.

Business Assets Case Studies

Phones4U Administration

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department were appointed agents for the Phones4U Administration after initially supplying the Administrators, PWC, with a solid barometer of appraisal data from our unique ...

Gibbs Technology Automotive

Developers of amphibious vehicle technology, Gibbs Technologies appointed John Pye & Sons to manage a disposal of surplus Land Rover engines & automotive parts at their West Midlands factory. Gibb...

HM Revenue & Customs

After undertaking a six month tender process, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs appointed John Pye & Sons as contractual Valuation and Auction Agents for HMRC VAT arrears asset sales. We now manage ...

T. Casquero

John Pye & Sons were approached by a consortium of City of London Metal Traders & Financiers to conduct a site assessment of a Spanish plant breakers yard for an asset acquisition. The plant, haul...

Boeing 737 Flight Simulator

John Pye Auctions were instructed to sell a 2012 Boeing 737 NG Flight Simulator by BDO accountants, managing a corporate administration. The flight simulator was housed in an entertainments centre in Nott...

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