Bo'ness auction house bids customers welcome after lockdown layoff

The relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential businesses has allowed John Pye Auctions to re-open.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 3:16 pm

The sale room in Carriden Industrial Estate, Bridgeness Road, Bo’ness opened its doors on Monday as John Pye resumed its auction action – the site has held over 500 auctions over the last five years.

Managing director Adam Pye said: “We’re delighted to be reopening our Scottish site in line with the COVID-19 secure government guidance.

“We have never been busier in our 52-year-history, and earlier this month we took on a new site in the Midlands in response to market demand, a move that takes our total sales room floorspace to more than 900,000 sq ft across our 18 sites.

John Pye Auctions is back in business after the recent COVID-19 lockdown

“To be taking on new sites and growing the business is a real feat during these challenging times.

"We’re very proud that in the last year we held more than 1300 online auctions, selling more than one million lots, so we are really looking forward to welcoming our customers back at our Bo’ness site.”

John Pye offers a wide range of items to savvy shoppers, from tech and gadgets to a wide range of designer clothing and homewares .

Robert Hicking, auction site manager at Bo’ness, said: “We are thrilled to be reopening and expanding our operations to manage the stockpile of items we’ve received throughout the latest lockdown.

“We have a wide range of stock, including a number of white goods, flooring and furniture as well as home electrics and furniture from a high street retailer, which is set to go live next week.

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