A Dorset based vehicle auction house has been celebrating its move to bigger, brighter premises with its first used car auction held at the new site.

Established in 1971, South Western Vehicle Auctions had been operating out of purpose-built buildings in Ringwood Road, Poole for the past fifty-two years, moving to the larger site just before Christmas.

Now under sole ownership and with plans to expand the operation, proprietor Darren Loveys has invested in a larger warehouse and land on the Holton Heath Trading Estate, Dorset, which will offer much improved facilities for SWVA staff and customers.

At the first auction at the new site held last week, over 150 used cars went through the saleroom, with around two hundred traders in the hall, together with over one hundred and fifty online purchasers across the UK using the Live Bid system.

Speaking of the inaugural auction, Darren said, "We could not be happier with the way the first car auction at the new site went with excellent feedback from traders who attended. It was a total success. Going forward we have exciting development plans for the business and hope to expand our customer base even further. Our auctions are attracting nationwide interest, so SWVA is really on the map."

South Western Vehicle Auctions enjoys a reputation as a leading auction house not just for used cars, but for commercial vehicles and assets, plus their immensely popular and renowned classic car auctions, the first of which will be hosted on Thursday 1st February 2024 at 10am.

Darren added, "I have a small, but experienced team, some of whom have been with us for many years. We pride ourselves on offering a personal service and working to maximize return for our customers. We are expanding our portfolio of suppliers, which means that we are growing the number of vehicles coming through each auction. As a smaller independent auction house, we punch well above our weight and know that all the improvements and investments we have made are already making a difference."

Details of all upcoming auctions can be found at www.swva.co.uk