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After building Europe’s largest auction facility for industrial plant, construction and agricultural machinery last year, this Northern Irish firm moved its auctions online during the pandemic. Typically auctioning more than 75,000 lots a year, it has expanded to sites in Australia, America and Dubai. Equipment for sale is used in the construction, transport and agricultural sectors. Sales hit £145.1m in 2018, up 45%, under founder and managing director Derek Keys, 54.

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Company details
CompanyEuro Auctions
ActivityPlant and equipment auctioneer
Sales £m145.1
Operating profit £m21.4
Main shareholdersDerek Keys (100%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda