Historic auction company relocates

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A long established Yorkshire motor auction business has relocated from Bawtry to a larger site in Rotherham.

The move on to a seven-acre plot at Carr House on Greasborough Road has included a Bawtry Motor Auctions rebrand to Motor Auction Group (MAG).

Motor Auction Group initiated the move after operating as Bawtry Motor Auctions since 1947, selling as many as 300 vehicles a week from its former site at Scott Lane.

James Tomlinson, managing director of MAG, said: “The company has grown considerably over the past few years and we knew that there was a need to expand as we aimed for sales of more than 300 cars per week.

“It was clear to us that the Bawtry site was no longer sufficient and we spotted an opportunity to acquire the Rotherham site. There was a lot of work to secure the site and to make the changes required so we appointed Knight Frank who worked alongside Mark Roberts, our business development manager from BHP Consultancy, to organise the logistics and practicalities of the relocation.”

The move was arranged by Knight Frank and BHP Consultancy,

Daniel Green, partner at Knight Frank, said: “We were appointed by Bawtry Motor Auctions to manage the acquisition of a new site including lease agreements surrounding the company’s planned move, which was a substantial body of work.

“It included an acquisition survey to determine the new property’s condition and identify any significant issues or repair liabilities either during the term or in respect of dilapidations on lease termination.

“We advised on lease repair, reinstatement and decoration covenants contained within the lease to mitigate the client’s liability.”