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Below are some of our charity client events, with figures and feedback from their recent auctions

CHARITY : Reverse RETT

DATE : November 2016. STYLE : Secret Bid Silent Auction

OVERVIEW

Reverse Rett came to us for help with their London fundraiser featuring a Live and Silent Auction. This was a reception style event with entertainment for around 200 guests at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The Silent Auction was featured in a printed Programme produced by the charity, with a total of 57 Lots, 19 of those being Auction Direct products. Multiple sales on our Lot Items were made where available.
  Thank you so much for all your help and support with the auction over the last few weeks. It looks like we’re almost there and, as you may have seen, the whole event is creeping towards the £100k mark, which is fantastic news for research and our girls. Many thanks to both you and Sophie for all your help and apologies for the endless questions! It’s all a learning curve – hopefully we’ll know what we’re doing even better next year!

Beth Johnsson  – Reverse Rett, Volunteer / Event Organiser
 

CHARITY PROFIT on Auction Direct Lot Items
72.0%

SILENT AUCTION GROSS REVENUE
£49,038

CHARITY PROFIT
£29,148

CHARITY : Kimbolton School Parents Association

DATE : April 2017. STYLE : Electronic Bidding Silent Auction

OVERVIEW

Having used Auction Direct for supply only of a number of Lot Items at their previous event in 2014, the client approached us with the opportunity to step up to supplying the full Auction service including several giant LED Screens. The Silent Auction totalled 62 Lots, 22 of those being Auction Direct items. Additional sales of our Lot Items were made available to 2nd and 3rd highest bidders, post event.
  With so many elements to such a complicated event it was reassuring to know that we were working with Neil and his team to co-ordinate the technology, brochures and audio visual requirements. The excellent choice of auction lots available from their catalogue also helped us complete our auction offering with something to tempt most of our guests.
On the night the Auction Direct team and their A/V and tech partners worked studiously and discretely to deliver the Auction exactly as specified and agreed, with any small problems resolved with minimum of fuss. The interaction with our guests by their team on the night was professional, courteous and efficient and after the event processes were completed promptly and accurately, with our guests delighted with the Auction Direct provided lot items. We look forward to working with Neil, Sophie and the team in the future.

Derek Suckling – Kimbolton School Parents Association Chairman
 

CHARITY PROFIT on Auction Direct Lot Items
57.5%

SILENT AUCTION GROSS REVENUE
£60,708

CHARITY PROFIT
£43,733

CHARITY : Hereward House School

DATE : November 2016. STYLE : DIY Auction

OVERVIEW

The client approached us to supply Lot Items for an Auction they would run themselves at a small fundraising event. The brochure was our in-house print option featuring a total of 18 Lots, with all but one from Auction Direct. Although offered, the client did not require us to attend the event. Items were offered purely from their description in the brochure which we printed along with bid slips and then sent everything to them in advance of the event.
  I wanted to say thank you for all your help with our recent school auction. Although we are a very small enterprise, you were still willing to provide a 5* service and I’m sure the experiences will meet the same standards. Thank you again for all your time and effort.

Penny Markson – Hereward House School
 

CHARITY PROFIT on Auction Direct Lot Items
45.3%

SILENT AUCTION GROSS REVENUE
£15,180

CHARITY PROFIT
£4,730

CHARITY : Orpheus

DATE : June 2017. STYLE : Electronic Bidding Silent Auction

OVERVIEW

Orpheus came to us in search of a new partner that could offer them an affordable, quality Electronic Bidding platform without any pressure to take a large
number of Lot Items, having plenty donated by their generous supporters. The Silent Auction was to run over an evening during a race meeting at Lingfield Park. With everything featured on the iPads, the Silent Auction had a total of 22 Lots, including 9 Auction Direct items selected by the charity.
  Auction Direct and their technology partners offered a low cost alternative to our usual silent auction suppliers. They had a good range of prize lots to supplement the ones we had secured through our own networks. They were very helpful on the day, and everything went smoothly with the technology. Auction Direct dealt with all the payments which made life much easier for us. I would not hesitate to recommend them to other charities.

Moira Chaudhry – Orpheus
 

CHARITY PROFIT on Auction Direct Lot Items
91.5%

SILENT AUCTION GROSS REVENUE
£15,365

CHARITY PROFIT
£11,420

CHARITY : Hospitality Action

DATE : April 2017. STYLE : Secret Bid Silent Auction

OVERVIEW

Our regular client, Hospitality Action, asked us to provide a Silent Auction for the first time at their third ‘Back to the Floor’ event for 400 guests at The Grosvenor on Park Lane. The Silent Auction was featured in an A5 printed Programme produced by us, with a total of 34 Lots, 22 of those being Auction Direct products. Multiple sales on our Lot Items were made where available.
  Thanks again to Auction Direct for a great event service at ‘Back to the Floor’ last week. As always your display looked fab and attracted plenty of interest. The bidding seemed to run seamlessly and thank you for following up on outstanding payments over the past few days. The bid slip system along with your product range and event management have all combined to deliver an excellent way to maximise our fundraising on the night. We look forward to working with you again on the Big Fat Quiz and our Polo event later this year.

Penny Moore – Chief Executive, Hospitality Action
 

CHARITY PROFIT on Auction Direct Lot Items
58.9%

SILENT AUCTION GROSS REVENUE
£33,417

CHARITY PROFIT
£15,137

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