Rory Daly, auctioneer and one of the founders of SDL Property Auctions, has sadly passed away, after a long and brave battle with illness.
Daly had more than 30 years’ experience as an auctioneer in the property sector and was CEO of CPBigwood prior to its acquisition by the SDL Group in 2015. SDL Group then acquired Graham Penny Auctions the following year and created SDL Property Auctions.
During this time, Daly was known to be a champion of all things, and all people auctions – in his own words: “Auctions and I suit each other. We’re both very similar – straightforward, no time wasting, just honest and transparent”. His knowledge and passion for the sector will be greatly missed.
During his career, Rory raised more than £1.5m for various causes via regular charity auctions and once conducted an auction in the presence of royalty.
His other great passion was West Bromwich Albion FC where he was a season ticket holder. Tributes have been paid by colleagues at SDL Property Auctions, who described Daly as a true family man.