South West Vehicle Auctions

We are a family run Car Auction House established in 1971. One of our Directors has been at the helm from the very beginning, the other Director has been here for a quarter of a century (longer than a life sentence!). We are very much a “hands on” Company and are here to help and advise you on selling and buying your vehicle at our car auctions.
We are members of the Federation of Small Businesses.

The Car Auction House is sited in the centre of Poole on a 2.5 acre site plus a 36,000 sq. ft building. Half of which is used to garage your cars! We have two car auctions a week, with commercial auctions twice a month and a classic auction four times a year. Our customer base includes Retail Main Agents and Companies throughout the South of England. We also work with County Councils, Utilities, Police, etc., and the general public. Our auctions are open to everyone and our friendly team are always happy to help both newcomers and auction regulars.

For more information about our car auctions, click here.

Meet the SWVA Team

Christopher Holmes

Chief Executive New Business Director, Past Chairman of SMA Auctioneer & Valuer

Darren Loveys

Managing Director, Auctioneer, Valuer

Kim Ashley

Finance Manager

Alice Loveys

Online Manager

Matthew Burt

Office Administrator, Auctioneer, Valuer

Ingrid Holmes

Ingrid Holmes

Translator/ Researcher

Cash Desk & Private Treaty Team

Lyn Read

Office Administrator

Gio Crespi

Office Administrator

Mike Arnold

Office Administrator

Deb Wheeler

Deb Wheeler

Office Administrator

Yard Team

Tim Hind

Yard Operative

Steve Smith

Yard Operative

Phil Patrick

Yard Operative

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