What makes us different?

Based in Thetford, Norfolk, George Hazell & Co is conveniently placed for auction sales in East Anglia and the southeast (including London), and also handles sales elsewhere in the UK and internationally.

How did we get started?

  • 1984 – The business began as a family-run firm of chartered surveyors specialising in commercial property and residential lettings.
  • 1994 – We diversified to specialise in services to value and sell machinery and business assets for insolvency practitioners, asset-based lenders and corporate organisations. This is now the core business for George Hazell & Co.

What makes us different?

George Hazell & Co is an established business with long experience of working for clients to value and dispose of machinery and business assets. When you instruct us, we:

  • Will be flexible, responsive and supportive. See how.
  • Appreciate what constraints and timescales you have to work to.
  • Have our own secure, large storage facility so we can protect assets at a time when they might be vulnerable to theft or damage.
  • Use our background as chartered surveyors to give you qualified advice as well as practical assistance.
  • Remain independent agents and do not act as dealers by buying and selling assets for ourselves.

In addition to the people working behind the scenes Peter Hazell & Mark Palmer are assigned as your main contacts.

Who are we?

  • Mark Palmer

    Mark Palmer

    Mark has been working with George Hazell & Co for over 15 years and has extensive knowledge and experience in insolvency and valuation matters. He has been involved with auctions throughout the UK and Ireland both on live and online.

    In his spare time Mark enjoys cycling and following Diss Rugby Club.

  • Peter Hazell MRICS

    Peter Hazell MRICS

    Peter is a chartered Surveyor and Director of George Hazell & Co. Following training as an Agricultural Auctioneer and Land Agent in the Peak District, Peter returned to his East Anglian roots working for Commercial Property surveyors Drivers Jonas in Norwich before setting up the Business Assets advisory service within George Hazell & Co in 1996 initially from premises in Watton, Norfolk.

    Over the past 20 or so years Peter has been on the Business Asset Valuation board of the RICS and has advised on valuation and disposal matters worldwide with various assignments taking him from the Americas, Europe, The Gulf and Asia. Much of the work is “insolvency led” but there are also direct assignments on behalf of banks.

    Outside work Peter is a keen Hockey Player, playing for Dereham Hockey Club, Sailor and Cyclist. He has also recently developed an interest and qualification in Disaster Aid Activities, his most recent assignment was in Nepal following the devastating Earthquake there in March 2015.