When a flying school in the south of England went into liquidation Marriott & Co. were asked to assist with a sale of the school’s assets which included a 1980 Cessna F152 aeroplane. Our client being an expert in the field, noted that the training goggles in our sale were in fact foggles, used to simulate foggy conditions for the wearer! With bespoke and tailored marketing, the result from our […]
An additional 5 hours of bidding
We were instructed to provide a valuation for a kitchen and bathroom design and installation company and then dispose of the company’s assets. We held an online auction of the display and trading stock. After a busy marketing period and viewing day, the auction was a huge success, scheduled to end at 3pm, with overtime bidding the auction ran on an additional five hours! For further information about our valuation […]
Plans change but the results were fabulous
Marriott & Co. handled an interesting case where a private, hospitality client had purchased the assets from the Administrator of a top London digital printing company. The client planned to use the assets to create the graphics ‘in-house’ for their various ventures, hotels and clubs. Their plans changed and we were instructed by the client to arrange a well marketed online auction with fabulous results. For further information about our […]
The difficult we do immediately….
Here’s a little insight into the way we work. Our client’s purchase of a printing company was conditional upon a valuation of the company’s production plant and equipment. As we retain a specialisation in the printing industry’s assets, we were perfectly placed to provide the valuation, but we were naturally concerned to learn that the site inspections of over twenty machines at three locations and the valuation researches and report […]
An accurate valuation is king
It is the Director’s role to take care of a company’s and its shareholders’ business assets – including a declaration to Insurers as to the correct sums for which all tangible assets should be covered. In order to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of under-insurance, this must be correct – the responsibility for which can be passed to a professional Valuer. Insurance Valuers themselves need Professional Indemnity cover. In the […]
Instructed by the Liquidator of a West Sussex travel company, we undertook a RICS valuation and subsequently an online auction of its buses and coaches. Having witnessed the tremendous auction results including certain vehicles being sold and exported to Ireland, we were contacted by a private client to sell their buses and coaches from their site in Croydon. For further information about our services, click here.
An honour for Marriott & Co.
An invitation to act as an Expert Witness in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules is both an honour and a worry. It is an honour because our reputation and personal CVs will have been scrutinised, and a worry because we know our report is likely to be challenged by one party or the other – and may result in a court attendance to defend our conclusions. Our reports are […]
Neither Shaken nor Stirred
Whilst recently holidaying in Portugal, I found myself one damp lunchtime sipping a rather potent ‘007 Martini’ in the opulent ‘spies bar’ at the Hotel Palacio in Estoril, my mind drifting into Bond film memories of double agents, casinos and Aston Martins. Apart from it being a wonderful destination, I am here because this hotel’s image is on the front cover of a book currently being read by my partner […]
From Tear Drops to The Shard
Having been instructed to find buyers for two major glass tempering plants in the last year, it is not unreasonable to consider ourselves well experienced in valuing and selling glass processing machinery. The first assignment took us into Kent and we undertook a RICS valuation of the business and assets, it was hoped that a buyer for this whole glass processing facility might be found. After much negotiation and deliberation, […]
HS2 & Compulsory Purchase Orders
The roll out of HS2 has been nothing if not controversial. With the deadline and budget stretching further and further away (the Independent recently reported that it would cost £403m for every mile of the new line) the creation and implementation of the new railway is viewed by many as an exorbitant drain of money and resources on the taxpayer, a killer of precious wildlife, and a source of great […]