ATG is pleased to announce the appointment of Badr Khan as CTO. Badr joins ATG from MATCHESFASHION where he was Head of Engineering. In that role, he grew the engineering team from 12 to 55 and helped the company build a highly successful digital business. Badr brings a blend of e-commerce, retail, strong team management and technical expertise. Badr joins an already strong l ...

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The growing and seemingly irresistible urge of Middle England to pick out a family heirloom and flog it has driven a boom in smaller, regional auction houses.

The craze, popularised and encapsulated by the BBC valuation and sale series Flog It!, has highlighted a market otherwise dominated by the London’s Big Four auctioneers of Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhams and Phillips.

Yet while they dominate the multimillion-pound world of fine art and antiques, they have left much of the lower-hanging fruit to provincial auctioneers.

Last week Auction Technology Group (ATG) acquired the German art & antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

Founded in 2002 by Jörg Wisniewski, Lot-tissimo is based in Hamburg, Germany. Initially focussed on auctions in Germany and Austria, the portal now lists art and antiques auctions from across Europe. In 2010 Lot-tissimo collaborated with ATG and launched its own Live Bidding service utilising technology provided by Auction Technology Group.