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Auctioning4u the UK’s leading chain of eBay drop-off shops, is delighted to announce the signing of its second franchise in Manchester.

The move sees Mark and Catherine Clough take over Auctioning4u’s existing store in Chorlton, Manchester as well as employing the shop’s three existing staff. They will also ‘own’ the Auctioning4u Manchester territory enabling them to create a number of drop-shop style businesses within the area.

(Picture: Mark and Catherine Clough with their children Tia and Jensen alongside shop staff Steve Matthews (far left) and Tom Evans)

‘We’re excited to have the Manchester area as a whole,’ says franchisee Mark Clough. ‘It’s really virgin territory bar a few independent drop-shops, but there’s nothing as big or well known as Auctioning4u. The potential to create a number of businesses under the Auctioning4u brand, which would enable us to employ more local people, is huge and a great benefit for the Manchester area.’

The couple, who have racked up 43 years of retail management experience between them, are excited by the new venture: ‘We’ve always spoken about having our own business and thought franchising would be the safer option,’ says Catherine Clough. 'Auctioning4u’s centralised model is perfect: it lets us be independent but at the same time provides the kind of large company security we really relish with such a young family.’

Managing Director of Auctioning4u’s consumer division, Dan Thomson said: ‘I’m really pleased that Catherine and Mark have decided to move to Auctioning4u and the Manchester territory. Their significant retail experience is a real bonus and I’m confident the shop and other businesses they have planned within the territory will be a success. Manchester will be a model example of the kind of franchise we can offer in our bid to roll out nation-wide over the next 12 months.’

Auctioning4u’s first franchise is based in Brighton and was signed at the beginning of this year.

Auctioning4u Manchester is open for business and located at:

501 Barlow Moor Road
M21 8AG
Tel: 0845 257 3067

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

The home collection service is available throughout the Manchester area. To arrange a collection please go to :

Those interested in an Auctioning4u franchise should email


For media information (not for publication), please contact:

Amy Oliver, PR Manager
Tel: 07742 462 707

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