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Our objective is to achieve the maximum value for your assets. At Proudley Associates, we apply our considerable experience to provide accurate and current market valuations and then use creative marketing and professionally managed auctions to sell assets for the maximum value on the shortest possible timescale. We have been selling assets for many years, either by auction, online auction, tender sale or private treaty. 

“The team at Proudley's Have supported us over many years and through many issues with the services they provide. However, never was this more tested during lockdowns over the last year, where the skill, understanding and availability meant we  were able to react and achieve some great results in the most trying of circumstances. Many thanks to mark and Olivia and all of their team” 

—  Greg Palfrey, Partner

Smith & Williamson

Mark Proudley Proudley Associates

Mark Proudley MNAVA

Owner & Managing Director

Mark has a significant 32 years of experience within the plant and machinery valuation and disposal industry, including insolvency valuations, mergers and acquisitions, insurance valuations and management of auctions and disposal sales. Mark has carried out valuations on a wide range of industrial and commercial assets with a value in excess of £10 million.

 

From 1989 - 2000, Mark was employed by Edward Symmons & Partners in their Plant & Machinery department in Southampton, initially as a trainee valuer, rising to a senior valuer prior to leaving to set up own business.

Mark became Director & shareholder in Townsend Asset Services Ltd in Southampton in 2000, mainly providing plant & machinery valuation and disposal services to insolvency practitioners. During this period Mark became an experienced Plant & Machinery Auctioneer. In addition, he was responsible for all accounting and administrative functions of the business. Mark became Director of Hilco Appraisal Ltd who took over Townsend Asset Services Ltd in May 2003. Responsible for running the Southampton office, providing the same services to the same client base above together with all accounting and administration. In 2009, Mark became Managing Director and Owner of Proudley Associates Ltd.

Olivia Proudley Proudley Associates

Olivia Proudley MRICS FNAVA FNAEA

Director

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Olivia possesses 12 years of experience within the plant and machinery valuation and disposal industry, including insolvency valuations, mergers and acquisitions, insurance valuations, valuations of leasehold and freehold property, and management of auctions and disposal sales.

From 2009, Olivia worked part-time for the company whilst studying for A-Levels at St Peters RC Secondary School, providing accounts assistance and producing asset schedules. Whilst continuing to work for the company, Olivia studied for a BTEC National Award in Applied Science (Medical), taking on more responsibilities within the company, and learning valuation skills. She also joined NAVA as a Student Member. Olivia took a full-time position in 2014 with Proudley Associates, as an Assistant Valuer and Online Auction Manager, whilst studying BSc Real Estate Management as a distance degree from the University College of Estate Management. She also completed the NFOPP Level Three Technical Award in Chattels Auctioneering and became a Full Member of NAVA. Olivia was. also a finalist in the 'Rising Star' Category at the 2017 NAVA Awards.

In 2016 Olivia became Associate Director of Proudley Associates Ltd. Graduated with First Class Honours in BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management from the University College of Estate Management. Became a fellow of both NAVA and the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Olivia became a Director of Proudley Associates Ltd in 2020, passed Assessment of Professional Competence to become a Chartered Surveyor and became a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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Bethany Sturtevant

Accounts Assistant & Trainee Valuer

Bethany joined Proudley Associates in 2019 as a sub-contractor, providing bookkeeping & administration services, in order to support their growth and business strategy, thus enabling the team to assign their skillset and focus more predominantly on case work. Bethany has previously held management roles for many years, within local companies, that relied upon liaising with key stakeholders.

Having joined Proudley Associates to manage the accounts, Bethany's role within the company has led to additional responsibilities, including assisting with inventories, valuations, reports and management of on-site auctions. 

Bethany works for the company on a part-time basis and devotes her remaining time to her Marketing & Web Design Consultancy. Which has recently allowed the company to start developing a more cohesive and structured marketing strategy. Additionally, Bethany now works with Proudley Associates more frequently, in order to help support their growth & development.

Deborah Proudley Proudley Associates

Deborah holds nearly 20 years of experience within the plant and machinery valuation and disposal industry, working within accounts and management positions.

From 2000, Deborah provided Secretarial and Accounts Services to the Director of Townsend Asset Services. Following transition from Townsend to Hilco Appraisal, Deborah became a Director of Hilco Appraisal Ltd in 2003. She was responsible for managing  the accounts of the Southampton office, providing the same services to the same client base, together with all accounting and administration.

In 2009, Deborah became Director and Accounts Manager of Proudley Associates Ltd.

Deborah Proudley

Secretary

Peter Devitt Proudley Associates

Peter Devitt

Assistant Valuer

Peter holds over 30 years of experience within the plant and machinery valuation and disposal industry, including insolvency valuations and management of auctions and disposal sales.

Peter was sub-contracted by Edward Symmons & Partners as a Senior Porter and Logistics Manager in 1990. After a decade of service, he became Director of Devitt Services Ltd and sub-contractor to Townsend Asset Services Ltd in Southampton in 2000. Peter mainly provided porterage services and trained as a junior valuer. 

From 2003 to 2009, Peter remained Director of Devitt Services Ltd and sub-contractor to Hilco Appraisal Ltd, who took over Townsend Asset Services in May 2003, continuing to provider porterage and valuation services. Since 2009, Peter has continued to work with Proudley Associates, acting as Logistics Manager and Assistant valuer, providing valuation services, management of auction set-ups, viewings and clearances.

Brendan Fisher Proudley Associates

Brendan Fisher MRICS

Consultant Surveyor

Brendan has 9 years of experience within the property valuation and disposal industry, working with banks, registered providers of social housing, local authorities and private clients.

From 2012 to 2014 he was a Graduate Surveyor at Grillo LLP. Responsible for management of 11 residential blocks of flats, providing residential and commercial building surveys, and valuations for leasehold extension and collective enfranchisement. Brendan then progressed to Graduate Surveyor at Portsmouth City Council, responsible for undertaking rent reviews, lease renewals and letting sites, assisting with property management and increasing council income.

In 2015 Brendan progressed from Surveyor to Senior Surveyor to Associate at Vail Williams LLP, providing development appraisals, valuations for secured lending, financial viability assessment and asset valuation, along with leasehold enfranchisement services. From 2018, Brendan has been appointed as Investment Project Manager at South Somerset District Council, helping the local authority identify and secure commercial property to cover an income shortfall. Their portfolio is a broad mix of traditional and alternative property investments, with a target yield of 7%, across the South West, South East and Wales. Brendan remains Proudley Associates Ltd, Consultant Surveyor, providing leasehold enfranchisement services.

Jim Cruickshank Proudley Associates

Jim Cruickshank
MNAVA

Jim is a NAVA registered valuer with over 20 years’ experience in global asset valuation and specalises in providing Valuation & Disposal Advice to our clients within restructuring and insolvency sector & private clients.

Jim has worked for some of the UK`s leading auctioneers firms that include, Edward Symmons, Atis Real & Key Appraisal Limited. He has also provided independent valuation services to the likes of Gordon Brothers, Lambert Smith Hampton, Sanderson Weatherall and many others. Additionally, independent valuation advice to numerous banks, finance companies, lenders and individual businesses across the UK and Europe.

 

Specialties include; Large Scale Closures of Manufacturing Plants, Inventory Valuation, Sites and Facilities. Valuation of Plant & Machinery for Corporate Finance Deals, Asset Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring Projects.

Assistant Valuer