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Company Profile

Established in 1990, by Mike and Nicky Hilditch, the Hilditch Group is an independent with an international reputation. The company primarily specialises in selling assets for the Healthcare Sector and counts over 90% of all NHS acute hospitals and most of the private health groups as customers, as well as principal banks, finance houses and manufacturers.

 

The Environment

The Hilditch Group is committed to reducing its environmental impact through monitoring its work practices and processes and setting annual improvement targets as part of our ISO:14001 commitment. Click here to read our Environmental Policy

 

Europe

The growth of Hilditch in Europe means that we are able to serve even more vendors and buyers, and provide access to ‘localised’ premises and sales. The Hilditch Group is committed to developing our services in Europe and now has associated offices in France, Germany and Spain. Dedicated websites have been created for each of these territories, supported by teams who are fluent in both English and the language of their area.  Please take a look at Hilditch GermanyHilditch France and Hilditch Iberia.

 

Quality & Compliance

What makes the Hilditch Group exceptional is our commitment to outstanding quality of service. This is why many of our clients have been using us for over 25 years. Quality of Service is not just about accreditation, but it certainly helps. No other auction company can match our professional standards or accreditations. But at Hilditch our work is about more than just being compliant – our managers and staff really care about building partnerships with our clients, whether buyers or sellers. The Customer Feedback we receive from you shows that you appreciate that we will go the extra mile for you.

 

The Hilditch Group holds the following Certifications: ISO:9001 Quality, ISO:14001 Environmental, OHSAS:18001 Health & Safety, ISO:13485 Medical Devices. NHS Information Governance: We are registered on and accredited to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (previously NHS Information Governance Toolkit). Key staff are Institution of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH) accredited. We are Cyber Essentials Plus accredited.

THE STAFF

  • Nick Tait
    Nick Tait
    Managing Director

    Nick Tait joined us in July as Managing Director to take Hilditch to its next level, driving growth in strategic industry partnerships and focusing on key growth areas in the UK and Europe. He has 10+ years’ Director level experience in Medical Supplies & Engineering services business, selling into Primary and Secondary care in the UK. He has also worked extensively with Medical Device manufacturers and brings a wealth of experience and industry contacts. Earlier career roles include a number of senior Commercial roles at GSK Consumer Health working in the UK, the Pan European territory and Russia. On the rare occasion when he isn’t working he enjoys an idyllic life at home in South Wales with family, the dog and a medicinal glass of claret.
  • Barney Greig
    Barney Greig
    Sales Manager

    Sales are key to a successful auction and New Zealander Barney has a wealth of experience. For some reason only known to him he loves auctions and when he isn't promoting our services he can be found on a surfboard anywhere there are waves.
  • Henry Hilditch
    Henry Hilditch
    Operations Manager & Auctioneer

    Henry has been with the Hilditch Group since since 2013 and has seen us grow from strength to strength. Henry's knowledge of medical equipment, 'what's hot and what's not', is unsurpassed.
  • Harvey Strutt MAAT
    Harvey Strutt MAAT
    Company Accountant

    Harvey is a qualified accountant who has worked for the Company as a valuer & auctioneer and has now moved into the Accounts Department, where he is feeling right at home and his experience as a valuer means he knows exactly how the auctions work!
  • Marcus Holmes
    Marcus Holmes
    IT Projects Manager

    Marcus joins the team permanently after some 25 years in a consultancy role designing and building the Hilditch Group systems, so he’s no stranger to them! With a degree from Oxford, he has a background in marketing and design. Amongst other things he set up up his own software business, designing and implementing systems for a wide variety of clients, including a worldwide system for medical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb, and even an arboretum inventory for former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine! Marcus is now responsible for building on our existing success and implementing new systems to help increase efficiency for our vendors and give our buyers the best possible experience while browsing our website and buying equipment. When he's not working you’ll find him anywhere there’s water or snow - his feet strapped to a board or skis and invariably scattering wildlife and onlookers in all directions!
  • Anna Partridge
    Anna Partridge
    Administrations & Compliance Manager

    Anna is responsible for all the company admin, staff welfare, ISO monitoring and making the tea! After 20 years she still makes it too weak!
  • Neill Saint FNAVA
    Neill Saint FNAVA
    Senior Valuer & Auctioneer

    Neill spent a former life as owner and landlord of the very pleasant Neeld Arms in Grittleton. A keen golfer, he is always happy to hold meetings walking around a course!
  • Alex Willis MNAVA
    Alex Willis MNAVA
    Auctioneer & Valuer

    Alex joins the ranks of the hard working Auctioneers and Valuers. He's a keen cyclist, however with so many sales he is going to be very busy and may not have the energy to cycle home!
  • Hugo Hilditch MNAVA
    Hugo Hilditch MNAVA
    UK Sales Executive & Senior Valuer

    Hugo is one of our experienced Valuers. Having learnt the business from the bottom upwards, he is best placed to promote our services up and down the country!
  • Joanne Clark MNAVA
    Joanne Clark MNAVA
    UK Sales Executive & Senior Valuer

    Having finished her degree at Oxford Brookes University, Joanne was looking for a life full of excitement and thrills - so naturally, she joined us!
  • Jamie Howes
    Jamie Howes
    Transport Manager

    Having been our Senior Driver for many years, Jamie has taken over the reins of the Transport Department. He'll be putting his vast knowledge of our clients and their premises to excellent use.
  • Rhiannon Smith AATQB
    Rhiannon Smith AATQB
    Accountant

    Rhiannon is part of our busy Accounts Dept. and enjoys her role. In her spare time she plays rugby as a fullback, so she can easily help tackle the numerous amounts of sales that we have!
  • Michelle Mustoe
    Michelle Mustoe
    Accounts Assistant

    Michelle has over 20 years experience in the finance industry and has joined us to bolster the ranks of the increasingly busy Accounts Dept. even further!
  • Erin Strutt
    Erin Strutt
    Accounts Assistant

    Erin has joined the Accounts Department as a much needed extra pair of hands. When she's not here she works in the local school; she'll have her hands full at both jobs!
  • Olga Zachary
    Olga Zachary
    Sales Manager, Germany

    Olga joined our European Department with a wealth of languages. As well as her native Russian, she is also fluent in German, and has a basic knowledge of Portuguese, French, Polish and Spanish! With a love of travelling, and a mother to twin girls, Olga joined us for a rest!
  • Priya Indirasenan
    Priya Indirasenan
    Business Developer, Germany

    Priya has come on board to help Olga with the ongoing Hilditch Deutschland expansion. She is also fluent in French and Russian and will be a huge asset in the European Department.
  • Laia del Alcazar
    Laia del Alcazar
    European Sales Executive, Hilditch Iberia SLU

    After 2 years living in England, Laia joined us working for Hilditch Iberia in Spain. Laia loves travelling, especially where the weather is warm, like Spain, and where you can get a tapa with a nice glass of wine - so that would be Spain then!
  • Andrew Metcalf
    Andrew Metcalf
    Online Cataloguing Team Leader

    Andrew joined us from South Africa and is part of the ever expanding online sales department, helping to catalogue the sales. With a strong background in sales and marketing, he utilises his strengths to sell our vast amount of equipment on and then start all over again...!
  • James Smith
    James Smith
    Online Sales Cataloguer

    James is our longest serving employee. Having been with us now for over 20 years, he has helped in all areas of the business starting in the salerooms before becoming one of the transport crew. He has now joined the online sales department, where his knowledge of equipment is invaluable - although he's missing the truck stops...!
  • Nick Lockett
    Nick Lockett
    Online Sales Cataloguer

    Nick has moved from the Transport Dept. into the online sales team to keep up with demand for sales - all the equipment the drivers have been bringing back is now being catalogued even quicker for sale...!
  • Prue Hilditch
    Prue Hilditch
    Online Sales Cataloguer

    Prue is the latest addition to the company, but being the youngest member of the Hilditch clan she has a wealth of knowledge. She is a keen photographer so you can expect professional quality pictures of your medical equipment!
  • Alex McConnell
    Alex McConnell
    Online Sales Administrator

    Alexandra joins us from Xograph and brings with her a wealth of experience from the well known radiography company. She will be a great asset to Europe's Largest Auctioneers of medical assets!
  • Rebecca Jobes
    Rebecca Jobes
    Front Office Controller

    Becci has returned with a new lease of life... she'll need it to cope with the increased sales and buyers!
  • Samuel Harrington
    Samuel Harrington
    Auction Sales Administrator

    Sam joins the busy main sales office after graduating from University. A keen sportsman, he runs, skis, plays rugby, football and dodgeball - the last one will come in very handy in this office...!
  • Deb Whitehouse
    Deb Whitehouse
    Auction Sales Administrator

    Deb is part of our ever busy main sales office. With previous jobs in an opticians and a dental practice, she will have come across a lot of our auction equipment before!
  • Danny O'Brien
    Danny O'Brien
    Salerooms and Operations Supervisor

    Danny is responsible for our two salerooms, making sure the equipment is in place and that the sales are completed on time. He also oversees the onsite sales with military precision, as one would expect from an ex-army guy.


THE FLOOR AND TRANSPORT STAFF

Our stout band of lads are here to expertly handle your goods.

  • James N.
    James N.
  • Andrew
    Andrew
  • Ryan
    Ryan
  • Ian V.
    Ian V.
  • Rob
    Rob
  • Pete
    Pete
  • Tom
    Tom
  • David
    David
  • James H.
    James H.
  • Barry
    Barry
  • Ken
    Ken
  • Gordon
    Gordon
  • David
    David


MEDICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

  • Roger Sanders PG-Dip
    Medical Engineering Manager

    Roger joined us from the Seychelles! He is very experienced in a wide range of equipment and is VRCT Registered. As well as working for over 15 years in his own country he has also set up Medical Engineering Depts and training courses for technicians in Africa. He is experienced in physical assets management, needs assessments & inventories, maintenance & repair. Roger is also heavily involved in the Amalthea Trust.
  • Nazir Hamidi
    Senior Medical Engineer

    Nazir is a dedicated member of the Medical Engineering Department - he may be quiet, but he knows his stuff! Nazir's hobbies include tinkering with electronic equipment and electronics, and he is also a keen footballer.
  • Henry Coleman
    Medical Engineer

    Graduating from Swansea University in June of this year Henry joins our ever-expanding team as an enthusiastic well-qualified medical engineer.
  • Kevin Towell
    Medical IT Engineer

    Kevin has been recruited to help the Engineers keep up with demand for their vital services for Data Wiping and all things IT. He has over 15 years' experience in the IT world and will be a great asset to the Department.
  • Steven Jones
    Medical Engineering Business Manager

    Steve is your main contact for all technical and commercial aspects of the Medical Engineering Department’s services. He is a keen rugby spectator and when not on the touchline can be found trying to improve his golf game.
  • Martin Worster
    Charity Project Manager - Amalthea Trust

    Martin has spent nearly 25 years in education, in both the UK and East Africa, and spent 6 years as the Country Director for Restless Development in Zimbabwe. After several years as a Trustee he is now overseeing the operations of the Amalthea Trust.

 

WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS


The Road Haulage Association - We are members of the Road Haulage Association and abide by their strict rules and regulations. As a company we hold an International and National Operators Licence. 

Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management - We are an Affiliate Member of IHEEM.

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine - We are Company Members of IPEM.

Key staff are members of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA). 

Environment Agency - we are registered with the EA and hold a Waste Carrier's Licence. 
 
Registered in England & Wales No. 05686532. Registered Office: Hilditch, Gloucester Road Trading Estate, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9JT


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