Welcome to Robson Kay

Business Asset Appraisal & Disposal

Robson Kay provide valuation and asset realisation services, primarily within the corporate recovery sector. Our website is updated regularly and provides details of forthcoming sales by auction/tender together with asset and business for sale opportunities.

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Sales & Auctions

Auction, Tender & Business Sales

We are based in Manchester and our highly secure storage facility is conveniently located for you to collect your purchased items. There is ample free parking and our friendly collections team will help you with your goods. Robson Kay does not offer delivery for purchased items but we will work with you to ensure that your collection goes as smoothly as possible.

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Corporate Recovery Agents, ABLs
and Private Vendors

As part of our commitment to providing a professional and excellent service Robson Kay are one of the few corporate recovery agents accredited by R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals). We are also nava propertymark protected giving peace of mind to our Insolvency Practitioners and asset buyers alike.

Auction / Tender Diary

Assets For Sale

Businesses For Sale

Robson Kay's Next Auction

Date: 23-Jul-24 at 12:00
Type: Online Auction
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Auction Description

Commercial Catering/Food Production/Dining Furniture Screenprint Health / Medical And more

Auction Categories

The contents of several restaurants, bars and similar, Medical/Physio/Gym Equipment, Personalised Clothing Supplier incl Embroidery & Screen Print Equipment, Miscellaneous,

About Robson Kay

Find out who we are and what we do.

Robson Kay primarily works for insolvency practitioners and asset backed lenders providing valuation, consultancy and asset realisation services. Most assets are sold by auction, however we sometimes sell by private treaty and we are often instructed to sell complete businesses. Because we specialise in why the assets are being sold rather than specific asset classes, we sell an incredibly varied range of assets relating to every conceivable industry.

The Auction Purchasing Process

If you are interested in purchasing a tender or auction lot, follow these simple steps. Robson Kay are on hand to help you through the entire process; if you have any questions please get in touch. PLEASE NOTE: If you win an auction or purchase tender you have a legal obligation to complete. Failure to do so could lead to legal action, so please ensure you have the funds available to complete your purchase.

If you haven't done so already please check out our 5 golden rules for buying at a Robson Kay auction.


View Auction / Tender Details

View our Auction / Tender Diary to view thousands of items being sold. These items change regularly so be sure to sign up to our email service. If you are still interested, please book an appointment to view in person before bidding.

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Bid On Items That Interest You

All our auctions are held online. If you would like to know more about how to bid, please follow our simple guide.

Please check out our 5 golden rules for buying at a Robson Kay auction for quick information.

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Pay For Goods Within 48 Hours

You must pay for your goods within 48 hours of the Auction / Tender purchase unless stated otherwise. Once you have paid you for your goods you can collect your items from us. Normally you do not need an appointment to collect.

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Collect Goods Within 2 Days

You have 2 days after purchase to collect your items from our warehouse unless specifically stated otherwise. If you do not collect your items within 2 days storage charges will be applied. You do not ordinarily need an appointment to collect.

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Getting Here

How to find us.

From the North

Take the M6 Southbound, following signs for M56/Manchester Airport.
Follow the M56 until Junction 3A, signposted Sharston / Altrincham / Cheadle

From Manchester City Centre

Leave Manchester City Centre following signs for Manchester Airport/M56, on the A5103 (Princess Road). Princess Road changes into Princess Parkway and leads into the M56 motorway. As the motorway starts, you will see signs for junction 3, headed Sharston/Altrincham/Cheadle (A560). Exit at this junction and follow the directions below

From the South

Follow the M6 Northbound to Junction 19, follow signs for the M56/Manchester Airport
Take the M56 towards Manchester City Centre leaving at Junction 3A, signposted Sharston/Altrincham/Cheadle

From Junction 3/3a (M56)

Take the A560 towards Altrincham, Travelling for approximately 1 mile. Turn left at the traffic lights before a large Tesco supermarket. Turn right after Danielle House, onto Ledson Road. Take the first left into Sidcup Road, you will see Robson Kay ahead of you.


Some of your questions from the Robson Kay FAQ Knowledge Base

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How do I sign up for an individual sale?
Each individual auction on BidSpotter has its own specific set of terms and conditions which you must agree to when signing up to an individual sale. Each auctioneer uses a different approval process. We want to make our sales accessible to as many bidders as possible, however it is important that we only approve bidders whom we are confident will pay for and collect any goods they successfully bid upon. As a result if you have a block from another auctioneer on the BidSpotter platform, if you have failed the identity verification process and/or if you have no bidding history, we will typically issue a refundable deposit request before allowing you to bid.
Can I view lots before bidding upon them?
Yes! We strongly encourage in-person viewing before bidding, as whilst we take many photographs of each lot, we are not experts in the items we sell and there is no form of comeback for any reason whatsoever. To view please contact our office to make an appointment.
How do I bid at auction?
Once you have registered with BidSpotter and signed up/been approved to bid in a specific sale, you can place a bid at any stage prior to the auction closing. You can either bid at the next available increment or you can leave a “max bid” which means the system will generate bids on your behalf, up to the maximum level you permit.
How do I pay for the items I have bought?
All payment is now online only, either by way of card or bank transfer. There are no surcharges for card payment.
Can you arrange for delivery of items that I have bought?
No. We recognise that our auction process is not suitable for all buyers and in particular those who are not capable of collecting in person within two days of the sale ending, which is the typical collection deadline. We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that every buyer is aware of our collection rules before they bid. Please do not bid unless you are happy to comply with these rules.
What time does bidding typically finish?
Most of our auctions close from 12 noon which means the first lot will close at exactly noon and then each successive lots close at short intervals thereafter, typically 10 – 20 seconds apart. If a bid is placed with less than 10 minutes until the lot is due to close, the bidding time is extended and will keep extending until there are 10 clear minutes without a bid before closing – this is to avoid sniping.