A LEADING property consultancy has focused its machinery and business equipment business at a national centre in Bradford.

Eddisons has replaced a former site in East Bowling opened four years ago and used mainly for storage, with a fully self contained 15,000 sq ft base off Wakefield Road.

The move has seen Eddisons transfer administrative staff from Leeds to the headquarters on Ounsworth Street, which has eight staff, including valuers, auctioneers and porters.

Eddisons expects to take on more staff to meet growing demand for the sale of assets by auction.

It hosts regular viewing days and online auctions, serving buyers across the UK and Europe. The centre is filled with several thousands of items, from classic cars to fabrication equipment, awaiting auctions.

The most recent sale saw 20 vans, cars and trucks go under the hammer , along with more than 600 lots of engineering and pipework machinery, forklift trucks and a large number of hand tools.

Jason Pinder, Eddisons machinery and business assets director who leads the auction centre team, said: “We have really stepped up the asset disposal side of the business and the new UK auction centre enables us to provide an even more responsive service to our clients.

“It’s a great location with a compound and office space which the previous premises lacked. We also benefit from excellent transport links with the motorways nearby.

“We are making big strides in gaining new business from private organisations that have assets they want to sell, alongside the work we do holding auctions as part of the insolvency process.

“Auctioning assets is increasingly becoming the go-to method of disposing of outdated or surplus machinery that is taking up space, reducing efficiency and tying up funds, providing swift and profitable returns.

“The new auction centre gives us ample room to store and display items that are due to go under the hammer.”