frank g bowen limited
We take great pride in being
one of the country's oldest independant firms of auctioneers and
valuers, the company was first
established in 1824. After changing owners and partners Frank
Bowen took sole ownership of the company in the middle 1890's
changing the name from Norman and Bowen to the one we see today.
The company is no longer a family concern however we retain the feel of a family run firm by allowing share ownership to all of our staff. This has helped us retain our staff who at present average over 25 years service, giving the benefit of a vast built up reserve of expertise.
The company has always been an independent concern with no commercial tie-ups which we feel is a benefit especially in the auction sector where transparency and unbiased standing is ever important.
We have been in various locations throughout our existence, but are now established in Leytonstone, East London. We have good road links to the North Circular, A12, M11 and then M25 giving good coverage of London and the South East. We are also serviced by train and underground just two stops from the east London hub of Stratford.
We are commercial auctioneers, our two main areas of business are Insolvency and Surplus / Unclaimed Property. The company has been dealing with bankruptcy and liquidation matters for over 60 years and over the past 20 years have greatly expanded our surplus asset sector. We have over the past 5 years undertaken over 1500 insolvency instructions. Our main area of insolvency lies in the small to medium size estates where we are able to insure a quick turnaround with high realisation.
We have built up long standing relationships with many of our clients these include private companies, organisations and government. We have received instructions from the Official Receiver, Metropolitan and City of London Police Forces and other divisional branches, several local authorities, a number of private companies and a large number of insolvency practitioners including : EY, Deloitte, Lazars, Begbies, BDO, Grant Thornton, Baker Tilly, PriceWaterHouse, as well as a number of smaller Liquidators and Receivers.