Nottingham-based national auction house, John Pye & Sons Ltd, is pleased to announce the promotion of three esteemed members of its internal management team to the position of associate director. The individuals who have been recognized for their exceptional contributions are Alan Avery, appointed as commercial manager; Matt Ganner, named as head of IT; and Bruce Burton, now serving as financial controller. These well-deserved promotions come at a time when John Pye is experiencing significant growth, with recent expansions into Europe and the successful acquisition of five new government and local authority tenders this year. In addition, the company has been focused on enhancing its existing services to meet the evolving needs of its valued clients.
By strengthening the senior management team through these appointments, John Pye ensures its capacity to effectively meet the expectations of directors and shareholders. Adam Pye, the Managing Director at John Pye, expressed his delight in announcing the promotions and highlighted the important role these individuals will play in the continued success of the company. Joining the ranks of other associate directors, including Paul Hird, Mike Vitale, and Charles Loake, Avery, Ganner, and Burton’s appointments signify the value they bring to the business across commerce, IT, and finance, as well as their commitment to maximizing returns and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
Adam Pye further explains that the company is currently experiencing rapid growth, with monthly expansions and a remarkable milestone of achieving £100 million in sales within a year. He emphasizes the importance of having an efficient and forward-thinking senior management structure in place to oversee this growth. Alan Avery, who joined the firm in 2017 as a commercial manager, assumes responsibility for ensuring quality and compliance across the company through regular client, supplier, and site visits. With his expertise in data analysis and continuous business improvement, Avery has played a vital role in implementing new initiatives that enhance profitability and sustainability while cultivating a positive work environment.
Bruce Burton, as a chartered accountant and active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), has been instrumental in implementing continuous improvement within the finance team as the financial controller. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the department, driving efficiencies, embracing software and automation, and building a skilled team that continually develops their capabilities. Burton expresses his gratitude for the recognition of his team’s efforts and considers the appointment as associate director alongside Avery and Ganner a great privilege.
Head of IT, Matt Ganner, started his career at John Pye in the marketing department, where he demonstrated a keen interest in the statistical side of marketing and auctions. Through his transition to the IT department, Ganner has played a crucial role in transforming various IT aspects of the business, leading to his appointment as head of IT. His skills lie in leveraging technology to bridge the gap between departments and the auction process, utilizing data analysis to enhance user experiences and implementing efficient working practices throughout the business.
Ganner expresses his excitement at assuming a more strategic role within the company and looks forward to driving the IT team and innovative initiatives to new levels of excellence. With a decade of experience at John Pye and witnessing its remarkable growth firsthand, he underscores his commitment to playing an integral role in taking the business forward.
These promotions stand as a testament to John Pye’s commitment to recognize and nurture talent within its ranks. By promoting individuals who have consistently delivered exceptional results, the company reaffirms its dedication to providing top-quality services, while meeting the evolving demands of the industry and its valued clients. Through this distinguished group of associate directors, John Pye is confident in its ability to continue its impressive growth trajectory, setting new standards of excellence in the auction house industry.