A THRIVING North Yorkshire auction house has moved to new premises to meet rising demand after just one year of trading.

Elstob & Elstob launched its auction and valuation business in Bedale in January last year and now 12-months later, the number of items being presented for sale has risen to such an extent that the business has moved from its initial home at Bedale Hall to a site on Ripon Business Park.

The move will enable the auction house to increase both the number and volume of its sales and streamline operational efficiency.

David Elstob who runs the auction house with his wife Beth, said: “We have been delighted by the phenomenal success of the business.

“Our time at Bedale Hall has been wonderful but we have now outgrown the space and want to be able to offer an expanded service to our clients.

“It will also be far more efficient to have everything under the one roof − something that was not logistically possible at Bedale − and the new location is very easy to access from across the region with plenty of free parking for our weekend sales."