About Us

Find out more about Charter Auctions

We are a distinguished industrial auction company based in the UK that specialises in facilitating the sale and acquisition of assets for businesses across Europe and globally. Our central office, nestled in the heart of Worcestershire, is bolstered by a dynamic team that collectively boasts over 70 years of expertise in the manufacturing sector.

Our mission is to provide tailored advice and comprehensive services to commercial business owners, administrators, and financial institutions. We offer expert valuation and auctioneer services, catering to a diverse range of commercial industries and clients.

As a forward-thinking and versatile auction company, we are committed to innovation and excellence in multiple industries. Our approach is client-centric, ensuring a personalised service for every project. We guarantee that a Director will oversee your project, offering hands-on management at every stage to secure the most favourable outcome.


Years of Experience
Registered Bidders

Meet Our Team


By: John Hickman, Director, Mosely Brothers

"I am writing this letter as a way of expressing thanks and also as a recommendation for the services of Charter Auctions Ltd. Our company recently completed a site auction of which the entire contents were surplus to our organisation. The auction was completed on time and to our complete satisfaction. All steps of the process were well thought out and conducted in a professional manner. Right from the proposal stage, equipment preparation, marketing and the actual conducting of the auction. Charter stayed involved and committed until the last piece of equipment was removed. In addition all commercial transactions were handled by them seamlessly and invisibly to us. I would highly recommend their services and if required we will certainly use them again."

By: Ian Drew, Director, 354

"We invested in a new digital press and had our old one lying around for about 10 months and we couldn't find anyone to buy it. Used Charter Auctions and they sold it within 3 weeks through their website. Handled everything for us from start to finish and it didn't cost us a penny. Professional, quick and we got paid immediately, they did everything. Recommend their services to anyone in the print trade."

By: Virginia Engineering Services

"Over eight years, we have purchased some twenty or thirty machine tools through numerous auctions organised by Richard Tomlinson, and made many direct purchases when he has offered us machines for sale. Our experience of his service was of the highest professionalism, and his judgement of the condition of machines offered both forthright and sound. In addition to the auction and sale process, Richard has always gone out of his way in assisting us with arrangements for loading, packing and shipping. We have no hesitation in recommending auctions co-ordinated by Charter Auctions and look forward to an ongoing commercial relationship.”

Our Industries

  • Manufacturing

    • General Engineering
    • Aerospace
    • Motor Industry
    • Motor Sport
    • Wood Working
    • Electronics
    • Transport
    • Cranes & Forklifts
    • Complete Plants Auctioned
    • Single items
  • Who Our Clients Are

    We work with clients from all industries within the manufacturing sector, from aerospace to woodworking.

    This diversification has allowed us to develop a strong understanding of the manufacturing industry and enabled us to sell and buy in many different areas of the market.

    Who we have worked with:
    • GKN Aerospace
    • Thysenkrupp
    • Bodycote
    • Bromford Industries

      And many more...

Our Associations

  • Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Member

    Established in the 1830’s during the industrial revolution, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce remains a dynamic member-led, not for profit organisation, working to support the local business community and specifically our 1400-strong network of member businesses. Whilst the nature and scale of what we do has changed over time, today we still work to strengthen the position of our members and ensure that the interests of local businesses are heard.

  • European Association of Machine Tool Merchants

    The European Association of Machine Tool Merchants is a long-established and committed group of Machine Tool Dealers who believe that honesty and integrity is of utmost importance and who believe in offering a reliable and honourable service in all their dealings.

  • Ecologi

    Charter Auctions proudly demonstrates its commitment to environmental sustainability by engaging in monthly donations to Ecologi. These contributions play a crucial role in offsetting the company's carbon emissions and fostering a positive impact on the environment. 

    By partnering with Ecologi, Charter Auctions exemplifies its dedication to corporate social responsibility and the betterment of the planet, aligning its business practices with eco-friendly principles and ensuring a greener future for generations to come.