Leeds’ latest car auction centre opened for business on the 11th May with its first sale of ex-fleet vehicles from some of the UK’s biggest fleet and leasing companies.
The investment in the new centre has also led to the creation of 30 new jobs for the local community.
The new auction centre is managed by Amy Thackwray who said, “Leeds is a great location for vehicle auctions and we believe we can provide more competition and choice for both sellers and buyers alike.”
The first auction held by Aston Barclay Leeds saw a strong attendance with buyers from both local Leeds based motor dealers and national motor dealer groups.
Commenting on the first sale Thackwray added, “Those who attended were impressed with the transformation of the site and the facilities on offer. Many buyers commented that they were genuinely pleased to see this auction up and running once more allowing them a wider choice of vehicles. Bidding in the auction halls was intense and the atmosphere was buzzing.”
Aston Barclay managing director, Tim Hudson said “We were absolutely thrilled with the response from both the trade and members of the public alike to the first auction at our new site. We have invested heavily to make our Leeds operation one of the leading vehicle auction centres in the north of England and so it was extremely gratifying to see it get off to such a flying start.”