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, […]

Posted on 1st October 2019 by Amy
Have you received a compulsory purchase order as a result of HS2?

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 […]

Posted on 21st February 2018 by Amy
Plant & Machinery Auctioneers

Plant & Machinery Auctioneers: The Dos & Dont’s!

Marriott & Co. is a highly professional, independent RICS Regulated firm of  Plant & Machinery Auctioneers. The firm’s membership of the RICS ensures we must demonstrate its five professional and ethical standards meaning that we always: (1) act with integrity, (2) provide a high standard of service, (3) act in a way which promotes trust in the profession, (4) treat others with respect and (5) take responsibility. We have been […]

Posted on 14th February 2018 by Amy

The Ultimate BARNacle FIND

What’s hidden away in our attics and garages? Might there be, amongst the dust, the cobwebs, the children’s old maths textbooks, an old family heirloom, an original Monet, a diamond ring? Items of immense interest or * [avert eyes sentimentalists] * great value? And just think what could be hidden away in a great big barn? We’ve all heard the stories of barn finds. So, imagine the team at Marriott […]

Posted on 15th June 2017 by Amy

Taxation on the rateable value of some plant and machinery

Despite the rates overhaul that came in to effect on 1 April 2017, and pleas from business groups such as the Engineering Employers Federation (“EEF”) for an end to plant & machinery rateable value assessments, certain plant and machinery remains rateable. There are therefore two issues to worry about.  Firstly, are we being taxed on plant and machinery that is not rateable? Secondly, are we paying the correct level of tax […]

Posted on 15th May 2017 by Amy

The right time of year to be at Denmans Garden – until the regulars arrived for their afternoon tea!

Our client was delighted with the much better than expected realisation of Denmans Garden in April – and there could have been no better time than spring in England to be offering quality garden paraphernalia for sale by online auction. In addition to the statues, garden furniture, ornaments, plants, the contents of the shop and restaurant, there was an extensive array of catering equipment and even a powerful generator complete […]

Posted on 10th May 2017 by Amy

SESCA Insolvency Conference 2017

This year’s SESCA annual insolvency conference is taking place at the University of Sussex, Brighton 29-30 June 2017 and as usual Marriott & Co. will be attending and sponsoring the event. We are looking forward to meeting with our fellow attendees, and discussing the latest topical insolvency issues with faces old and new. As in previous years Marriott & Co. will be hosting the pre-dinner drinks on the Thursday evening. […]

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Posted on 28th July 2016 by Amy


The SESCA annual residential insolvency conference is just around the corner, on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July at the Surrey University, Guildford, have you booked your place? There are a range of speakers throughout the seminar covering topical subjects.  Marriott & Co. will be attending and also hosting pre-dinner drinks in the bar on Thursday 30 June. We hope you will be joining the event, further details can be […]

Posted on 20th June 2016 by Amy

Marriott & Co. Spring 2016 Newsletter

A busy start to the year for the Marriott & Co. disposal team with various online asset sales completed. The assets sold included Sheet Metal Machine Tools, Woodworking Equipment, Motor Vehicles, Audio Visual Stage Equipment, Motorbikes and Scooters, stock of Formal Menswear, a vast Model Train Collection together with a sale of a Residential House in the Dordogne. Ongoing negotiations for the sale of a solvent Property Maintenance Company continue. […]

Posted on 14th March 2016 by Amy