Auction house Pugh appoints SDL’s Thompson as new director

Leading auction house Pugh has boosted its senior team with the appointment of award-winning auctions specialist Andy Thompson, previously a director at SDL Property Auctions.

Thompson joins Pugh as a director and has over 15 years’ experience of the North West auctions market, starting out in his property career with Edward Mellor before joining SDL Property Auctions in Manchester as a valuer in 2017. He was appointed SDL director of auctions in 2022.

Thompson’s appointment comes after Pugh joined forces with South Yorkshire property auctioneer Mark Jenkinson this summer to combine the two firms’ monthly auction listings and create one of the north’s largest property auctions. Both Pugh and Mark Jenkinson are part of property group Eddisons.

Pugh managing director Paul Thompson said: “Andy has rapidly become one of the leading lights of the North West auctions industry and we’re really pleased to welcome him to the Pugh team, where I have no doubt he will go from strength to strength and help to drive the continued growth of the business.

“Andy played a key role in establishing SDL Auctions’ presence in the North West and his extensive expertise in the auctions market, will be invaluable to us as Pugh continually works to provide the very best service to our clients.”

Andy Thompson said: “This is an exciting time to join Pugh, which is fast becoming the go-to property auction house in the north and more widely across the country.

“I am looking forward to playing a key role in the firm’s continuing growth, building on my experience of selling a vast range of residential and commercial properties on behalf of both private individuals and corporate clients across the North West.”

The next Pugh online property auction, featuring over 80 properties and with new lots being added daily, will be held on 20 September at www.pugh-auctions.com.