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MD of John Pye is named 'One to Watch' by Lloyds

MD of John Pye is named 'One to Watch' by Lloyds

Adam Pye, managing director of UK Auction HouseJohn Pye, has been named as ‘One to Watch’ by Lloyd’s Development Capital (LDC) as part of its top 50 of ‘Most Ambitious Business Leaders’ list.

Now in its third year, LDC’s Top 50aims to identify the exceptional leaders of UK medium-sized companies, and celebrate their incredible tales of ambition, resilience, and innovation.

The news comes hot off the heels of John Pye’s highest recorded auction figures in its 52-year history, with a 79% sales increase compared to pre-lockdown, after handling some of the biggest cases in the fall out from Covid-19. 

Adam said:

“I’m thrilled to have been identified as ‘Ones to Watch’ by LDC alongside some really fantastic business leaders. The list highlights the sheeramount of great work that is being done by medium sized companies across the UK, so I feel honoured to be included.

“I’ve been director for 25 years and MD of John Pye for 16 years and steered the firm through a number of recessions and hard times, but I don’t think anyone has experienced a year quite like this. All business leaders across the globehave seen some real highs and lows so it's great to have something to celebrate.

“As we move further into quarter four, towards the end of 2020, John Pye is busier than ever. We’ve cleared out more than 250 stores across the UK and handled a number of proceeds of crime millionaire bankruptcies. It’s a sad fact of business that certain firms will struggle in times like these and it’s hard to see some of our long-standing retail clients go into administration.

“However, we’re optimistic about the future.Accolades such as the LDC top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders and Ones to Watch just further highlight how small and medium sized businesses are the backbone of the economy and confirm that ambition and the drive to succeed is well and truly alive.”

John Pye Auctions has been named as the fastest growing auction company in the UK over the last ten years and judged the UK’s ‘Asset Valuer and Auctioneers of the Year’ for the last five years running. John Pye is also the UK’s biggest general auction network, holding more than 1,300 auctions per year and has just chalked up its marketing milestone of half a million registered bidders.

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