Mike & Nicky Hilditch
Established over 28 years ago by Mike and Nicky Hilditch, the Hilditch Group is an independent family business 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 the principal banks, finance houses and manufacturers.
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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. Hilditch in Germany now has a warehouse facility in Stuttgart, Hilditch France has offices in Paris, and Hilditch Spain serves both vendors and buyers from its base in Barcelona.
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 Germany, Hilditch France and Hilditch Iberia.
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. All Hilditch processes and paperwork conforms to stringent quality checks, you can therefore be confident of our record keeping
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.
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.
Operations Manager & Auctioneer
Henry's first toy was a gavel - you've got to start them when they're young!
Harvey Strutt MAAT
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!
Administrations Manager & PA to Directors
Anna is Mike & Nicky's" right hand woman" and 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
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
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!
Transport & Logistics Administrator
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 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 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!
Simon provides much needed resource for our Accounts Dept. He brings a wealth of experience from previous roles as a Programme Management professional within Finance, subsea oil & gas and Aerospace. A keen golfer who always enjoys a challenge.
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!
With 15 years of marketing experience working within a multitude of industries across the B2B and B2C sectors from far flung regions around the globe, David adds to the already multilingual Sales and Marketing Department. Bringing digital marketing expertise, David hopes to help the Hilditch Group grow to its full potential within the UK and European markets. He is a keen custom motorcycle enthusiast, when his Harley Davidson behaves itself..!
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!
Hugo Hilditch MNAVA
UK Sales Executive & 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!
General Manager, Hilditch France S.A.S.
Rob has helped to develop companies in business development and operations roles in Europe and the Middle East. He speaks French and Italian, and has a smattering of useful phrases in many other languages! When he’s not hard at work for Hilditch France, he can be found running 10k races and the occasional half marathon.
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!
Business Developer / Administrator, Germany
Sylvia joins the European Dept. and will be assisting with the rapid growth of our German business. In her spare time she loves to keep active, horse riding and walking - and playing with her cat!
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!
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...!
Onsite Manager & Saleroom Supervisor
Danny works closely with our Medical Engineering Department; selecting, testing and cataloguing items for our online sales. He oversees the onsite sales with military precision, as one would expect from an ex-army guy.
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...!
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...!
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!
Online Sales Administrator
Alley has moved to the online cataloguing department to help them keep up with the ever increasing sales!
Auction Sales Administrator
Helen works in the main sales office and has had previous experience in the unique world of auctions. She loves to travel and spent a few years in Portugal so she'll be very useful with our Europe expansion!
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...!
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!
Andy has been with us for over 17 years and in his role as saleroom supervisor is responsible for the smooth running of the warehouse and for keeping the boys happy! He is your first port of call for any saleroom queries.
THE FLOOR AND TRANSPORT STAFF
Our stout band of lads are here to expertly handle your goods.
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.
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.
Graduating from Swansea University in June of this year Henry joins our ever-expanding team as an enthusiastic well-qualified medical engineer.
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.
Medical Technical Engineer
With a BEng in Medical Engineering and an Msc in Nano Technology, Marcus has worked as far afield as Bermuda since his studies in Swansea. When he’s not working with medical equipment, he is a keen musician, author and even brews his own beer.
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.
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