Exeter City Council is looking for auctioneers to run livestock markets at Exeter Livestock Centre when the agreement with the present auctioneers expires in April 2012.
Markets are currently operated by Exeter Market Auctioneers (EMA), a partnership of four firms – Husseys, Stags, Rendells and Sawdye & Harris. EMA has operated the markets since 1992 when the livestock centre was opened, replacing the old cattle market which was sited in the city’s Alphington Road.
The city council has advertised for expressions of interest from established auctioneers who would like to be considered for a ten year lease and operating agreement from April 5, 2012. This comes after the Council’s Executive met in January and approved plans for officers to negotiate with prospective auctioneers.
The centre also hosts a variety of events from antique fairs to dog shows and houses a number of business units, a restaurant and meeting rooms. A weekly market and car boot sale is also staged at the centre on Sundays. The city council will continue to directly manage all activities other than livestock markets.
Interested parties are being asked to contact Mike Carson in the council’s Estates Services office on 01392 265169