Moseley auctions

Assets from the Moseley (PCV) business, which entered administration on 16 June, are to be subject to two online auctions on the instruction of Joint Administrators Mark Hodgett and Philip Pierce.

The sale is being pursued after a buyer for the business as a going concern could not be found. All operations have thus ceased. A further four employees have been made redundant and four continue to support the Joint Administrators with the sale of the assets.

Sanderson Weatherall is assisting the Joint Administrators with disposal of the assets. The first sale will involve vehicles, equipment and fittings at the former Moseley in the South site in Wellington, Somerset. Moseley in the South was consolidated into the Moseley (PCV) business in April. This auction is of 138 lots. It includes a 2014 Scania Irizar i6, vans and other vehicles and garage and office equipment.

Viewing at Wellington is by appointment on Tuesday 21 July. Bidding closes from 1100hrs on Wednesday 22 July. All lots must be cleared by 1600hrs on Wednesday 29 July, subject to confirmation.

The following week, a further online auction will take place to dispose of vehicles, parts and other equipment and furnishings at the Moseley (PCV) site at South Elmsall.

Among lots to be sold there are 12 coaches, one of which is a new and unused Beulas Aura-bodied VDL tri-axle. Others date from 2005-2014. They are from manufacturers MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Scania, Van Hool, VDL and Volvo.

In addition, around £900,000 worth of parts at South Elmsall will be auctioned. Also to be sold is a vehicle spray booth alongside vans and other garage and office equipment.

Viewing at South Elmsall will be by appointment on Wednesday 29 July. Bidding closes from 1100hrs on Thursday 30 July. Lots must be cleared by 1600hrs on Friday 7 August.

29 employees were initially made redundant when Moseley (PCV) entered administration. Pressure on customers caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, combined with a shutdown of the tourism sector, caused the collapse of the respected coach dealership.

Moseley Distributors, based in Airdrie, is unaffected by developments at Moseley (PCV) and is open for business. Managing Director Jim Tweedie earlier reassured customers that Moseley Distributors is a financially-strong company that continues to provide coach sales, parts and body and mechanical repairs.