Car auction brings jobs

BARNSTAPLE businessman George Wrey last night (Tuesday) launched a car auction business in the town, bringing with it the prospect of 12-18 new full and part-time jobs. The new Western Car Auctions on the Pottington Industrial Estate could also help attra

BARNSTAPLE businessman George Wrey last night (Tuesday) launched a car auction business in the town, bringing with it the prospect of 12-18 new full and part-time jobs.The new Western Car Auctions on the Pottington Industrial Estate could also help attract new visitors to the town and its businesses, as well as providing a convenient outlet for local people and traders, said auctions manager Andy Truss. "The business has been set up because there isn't one like it here at the moment," he said. "We are a bit out on a limb here in Barnstaple, with the nearest such auctions in Exeter, Saltash or Bridgwater. But we have a lot of motor traders in the area and hope to get a good selection of vehicles released from the local traders as well as from private individuals. "We also include commercials and, as we get established, hope to have motorcycles and fleet vehicles, too."All vehicles were HPI checked and valeting, collection and delivery and drive-away insurance was also available, he said.Western Car Auctions is open daily for viewing and under cover auctions will take place every Tuesday evening and Saturday morning in large premises near the entrance to the Pottington Estate which had been empty for some 18 months.It was hoped that as well as a place for buying and selling, the auctions would be an attraction in their own right, open to families. Food and beverages were being made available, added Mr Truss.Vehicles coming up for auction are displayed on the website:- www.westerncarauctions.com.


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