Garry Wisdom FNAVA

Managing Director

I trained as an Engineering Toolmaker for 5/6 years but unfortunately was made redundant, so I do know what it's like! After a short period of unemployment I started as a van driver for the then firm of Bailiffs Madagans.

I was quickly promoted to Bailiff and worked my way up to be Managing Director of D-Lights Transport Limited and Crowden Limited (Auctions in Situ) both subsidiary company's of Madagans.

All of these experiences led me to have the knowledge, experience and confidence to set up G J Wisdom & Co, Auctioneers and Valuers in October 1987.

Since my first valuation of a back street cafe in Hackney (that I was never paid for), I have been completing valuations, sales and logistics in all manner of industry and business for all manner of clients from HM Revenue & Customs, Insolvency Practitioners, Bailiffs, Finance Companies, Corporate business as well as a number of some of the UK's largest Auction company's.

Sales have included entire factories of engineering machine tools, woodworking factories and workshops, glass and glazing factories, large commercial bakeries and food processing plants and just about every other manufacturing business around. I have sold boats, planes (but to date no trains).

Over the years there have been countless shops, pubs and restaurants in the retail sector as well as probably most service industry offices of Solicitors and Accountants. There have been Cash & Carry Importers, Exporters and host of others that I simply cannot remember.

2017 was undoubtedly our best year with the sale of Vertu Mobile Phone factory and all of the company's phone stock, with the two of their most valuable phones selling for in excess of £42,000 each.
The sales eventually realised in excess of £3 Million and were very successful in what became very challenging circumstances, this was even more satisfying in knowing that we were able to raise enough to plug the staff pension pot!

I hope this gives a little insight into what we can achieve and some confidence that we can assist you in what ever you may require.

Thank you for reading

Garry Wisdom FNAVA

G J Wisdom & Co.

Garry Wisdom
Age 1959 (63)
Married with 3 children 1981 to Current
City & Guilds Engineering Apprentice 1976 to 1981
Certificated Bailiff 1981 to 2014
Auctioneer, Valuer 1986 to Current
Fellow NAVA 2002 to Current