Key promotions at John Pye Auctions

Left to right: Zoe Wright, Charles Loakes & Jo Greenfield

Nottingham-based John Pye Auctions has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of five associate directors across its sites in England and Wales.

Following the substantial growth of the business over the last six years, which has seen the firm’s auction sites swell from one to 22 and cemented John Pye Auctions as the largest independent auctioneer in the UK, the associate directorship roles have been created in recognition of contributions made by key personnel.

The five have been promoted to associate directors from their previous senior positions within the company.

Managing director Adam Pye said: “John Pye Auctions is in a period of considerable expansion and the five associate directorships have been created to acknowledge the individuals that have helped to deliver the company’s strategic growth plan”.

Joanne Greenfield, who is based at the Nottingham HQ in New Basford, is now associate director and company accountant. Greenfield joined John Pye Auctions in 2013 and is an ACCA qualified accountant and managers the accounts department across all 22 sites.

Associate director and head of national retail facilities Steve Anderson is responsible for managing the company’s team of site managers across five key hubs; Marchington (where he is based), Nottingham, Derby, Scotland and South Wales. During his nine years at John Pye Auctions, Anderson has worked as an off-site auction supervisor, health & safety officer, saleroom manager and site manager. He now provides strategic support on new site operational set up, roll out and ops process development to ensure all sites are running as efficiently as possible within the salerooms.

Nottingham-based Charles Loake, associate director and head of business assets, has been with the business for 21 years, joining in 1996. Loake heads up the company’s business assets department, managing over 20 staff across the UK who work on instructions on behalf of Turnaround, restructuring and insolvency (TRI) practitioners, and private businesses looking to restructure operations and unlock equity in surplus asset holdings.

Zoe Wright, who was previously Nottingham general manager, is now associate director and general manager. Wright’s main responsibility is to oversee head office management, administrative operations and internal communications. She has been with John Pye Auctions for seven years and is integral to the company’s successful management and delivery of government contracts and supporting operations with KPI tracking.

Noel Mulready, associate director and head of South Wales & UK Vehicle Operations, started with John Pye 15 years ago when he joined the company on a casual basis before joining the military.

Returning in 2008, he worked as a labourer, valuer and then a saleroom manager in Nottingham. He was subsequently a site manager at the Greater London auction hub in Acton and was also national vehicles operations manager for the mobilization, commencement and ongoing delivery of the firm’s DVLA contract, which is still part of his role. Mulready is based at the auctioneers largest and newest site, Port Talbot in South Wales, which he manages.

Adam Pye said “Charles, Zoe, Noel, Joanne and Steve have all worked incredibly hard for the company and their dedication and commitment has been integral to its success and growth. I am really pleased they are now part of the senior management team which is well deserved.

“They will play a vital role in supporting the board of directors to deliver the company’s overarching strategic pan and day-to-day operations”.