Auction house to create 15 jobs as it re-opens its doors

John Pye Auctions is set to re-open its doors on Monday (12 April) and is creating 15 new jobs.

John Pye says it has adapted its auction model throughout lockdown and has reopened its Derby site, on Chequers Road, in a move that takes the total sales room floorspace to more than 900,000 sq ft across its 18 sites.

Adam Pye, managing director at John Pye, said: “To be taking on new sites and growing the business is a real feat during these challenging times. We’re really happy to be back in Derby at a great traditional city auction location, near to The Pentagon Island.

“We have never been busier in our 52-year-history and we are looking forward to welcoming our customers back at all of our sites across England and Wales on April 12.”

Mark Chapman, John Pye Auctions’ Derby site manager added: “We are thrilled to be back in Derby and expanding our operations to manage the stockpile of items we’ve received throughout the latest lockdown.

“As part of the original site management team, I moved to Chesterfield when the site relocated. The team and I are very happy to be back and training our new staff.

“We’ve expanded our sales rooms on the site to offer maximum choice to our customers. We have also dedicated one room solely to our warrantied tech consumer products, which really reflects the times as our tech auctions during lockdown have been incredibly successful with items such as PS5s and Xboxs selling way above RRP.

“We are offering nationwide home delivery as well as a limited click and collect service, so we’re looking forward to opening the site up on Monday and welcoming customers back to Derby.”