Life is too short to think small

Hi, I’m Paul! I’ve been running GAUK websites and services since 1999 

Paul was born in the UK and attended school, college, and finally graduated from Polytechnic with an HND in Art Direction and Advertising. After being compelled to move to London in search of a work placement because that was where the agencies were based, he soon realized that “The Smog” was not where he wanted to spend the rest of his life!

So, at the age of 20, after years of education, he left the UK. After working in various non-advertising-related jobs in the Canary Islands, he eventually ended up in Greece, where he established himself as a signwriter and developed a passion for sailing. This passion for sailing would become a lifelong pursuit as Paul accumulated numerous sea miles, cruising, racing, and delivering yachts as a freelance skipper. It seemed like sailing the seven seas would be his life, but he felt a desire for something more fulfilling.

He chose to enter the world of direct marketing and publishing, as it aligned with his skill set and accommodated his nomadic lifestyle. Paul generated ideas and outsourced the work, managing everything from his laptop while enjoying Sangria in Spain or Rum Punch in the Caribbean.

His first venture into publishing was in 1999 with a series of wholesale-related directories known as Sourcebook, which provided comprehensive trade sources worldwide. During this time, he also developed other websites that sharpened his internet marketing skills, skills that have contributed to the success of the GAUK Network in today’s increasingly competitive landscape.

Paul possesses a natural talent for copywriting and design, and over the years, he has helped create highly active websites for his own portfolio and clients.

“Government Auctions UK” initially began as an experiment. It was available for purchase as a printed document or downloadable ebook. Due to the limitations of the web at the time, it was a fairly basic platform that served as a starting point, providing access to the seemingly secretive world of government and police auctions. Although lacking sophisticated features, it contained all the necessary information for tracking down “No Reserve” auctions.

The book sold well and proved to be a great success over the next couple of years. The Government Auctions UK website took on a life of its own, organically growing through search engine exposure and word of mouth. However, it became evident that visitors desired a more comprehensive product than a mere directory of auction houses. As the web became more advanced, GAUK programmers began developing a system to enhance the delivery of auction information.

This demand drove the development of the site towards a much more comprehensive platform. What you see today is the culmination of years of research and development.

Recently, Government Auctions UK was rebranded as “GAUK,” which aligns more comfortably with the broader network. To “gauk it” simply means to find it cheaper using their services. The brand is now experiencing rapid growth and expansion, limited only by the constraints of programming.

After spending several years primarily based in Cyprus, Paul now resides with his family in New Zealand on their 150-acre eco-farm. He is building a strong team to manage the growth and expansion of the GAUK brand worldwide.


GAUK Auctions

Publishing quality information since 1999 provided by our propriotary aggregation software

GAUK Motors

Publishing motoring information since 2010

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Mission Statement: We strive to do the very best in anything and everything we do.

GAUK Media runs a complimentary group of websites set up by Paul Tranter covering Auctions, Motors, Clothing, Wholesale Stock, Bargains and Surplus Stock worldwide. The first site was launched back in 2000.

“We know we don’t always get it right; we know we can always find ways to improve, which we do tirelessly. Providing the best information and user experience is what drives us and currently were proud to serve:

  • Over 100,000 subscribers to the weekly auction newsletter promoting auction sales
  • 5,000,000 hits a month to various gauk network sites displaying auction news … growing daily

And that’s all thanks to our visitors, each and every one of YOU.”

The Future

Throughout our journey, we have witnessed numerous imitators come and go, but we confidently assert that none can match the quality and depth of information we provide. Our team of dedicated staff works tirelessly to scour the internet for valuable snippets of information that could lead to incredible bargains. Moreover, we have opened up our platform for organizations to upload their own listings, expanding our coverage beyond government auctions.

In recent years, we have expanded our scope significantly. We now strive to list virtually every auction taking place in the UK, USA, parts of Europe, and Australasia, with the ultimate goal of achieving 100% worldwide coverage. Furthermore, we have broadened our coverage to include wholesale opportunities, surplus stock, liquidated companies, and a wide range of enticing bargains.

As a forward-thinking company, we welcome any suggestions you may have for improvement. Rest assured that every comment and suggestion will receive our full attention as we constantly strive to enhance our services.

Our development journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, and we are excited about the exponential growth that lies ahead. We warmly invite you to join us as a valued client, as together, we navigate the vast world of auctions and uncover remarkable opportunities.

So if there’s anything we can help with please Contact Us

Kind Regards
The GAUK Team

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