Our strategy

Our THV has grown 22% in the last 12 months as we have added new auction houses and new lots to our marketplaces.  We have actively identified new THV that we wish to bring online over the medium term. 

Even as physical auctions have returned post pandemic, our conversion rate has remained flat.  For auctioneers we will continue to actively facilitate the shift from live to timed auctions, and for bidders, we will invest to make the bidding experience even easier driving bidder acquisition, engagement and conversion.

We are continuing to make it easier for auctioneers to cross-list assets on our marketplaces and grow bidder reach as we roll out integrated bidding.  Cross-listing also encourages bidders to use ATG as their primary search portal by presenting them with the broadest array of online inventory. 

We are investing in a single technology platform, which will provide both agility and flexibility to our operations, whilst also enabling the acceleration of new product development.  We expect capital expenditure to increase to a range of £8m to £10m for two years which includes the capitalised expenditure on the technology platform, whilst we also expect the platform to lead to operational cost savings of approximately £2m per annum from FY25 onwards.

We have expanded our marketing offerings, rolled out payments across LiveAuctioneers and have begun to roll out payments on Proxibid. We are focused on rolling out payments and driving adoption across Proxibid and other marketplaces in FY23 and plan to launch an integrated delivery solution later in the year on LiveAuctioneers.

We have integrated LiveAuctioneers and remain active in looking for value accretive opportunities to add to our footprint and to increase value across our network.