Our story

Auctions are a highly efficient way to buy and sell property. Despite this, just 2% of properties are sold using this method each year. We believe this figure should and could be much higher. This core belief drives everything we do and is why we established Bamboo Auctions. 

Private treaty transactions can be slow and uncertain. Live room auctions can be inflexible, time consuming and intimidating. Registering to bid by proxy is bureaucratic. These imperfections prompted us to create a solution for auction houses that gives sellers more flexibility and control over when their property sells, and buyers more convenience, accessibility and transparency. In doing so, we are driving consumer awareness through technology and identifying new markets.

With the trusted expertise provided by reputable auction houses and the technology and innovation brought by Bamboo Auctions, we are working together to encourage new sellers to use auctions as a method of sale.


The team

  Robin Rathore CEO

Robin Rathore
Founder, Director

Robin is a qualified corporate solicitor, having trained and practised at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP.  Robin is a regular speaker on the future of property auctioneering, having spoken at the RICS Auctioneering conference and NAVA conference. He is a rugby fan and enjoys playing cricket and squash.

Chris Westcott
CTO

Chris has over 15 years software experience and is a SCRUM certified engineer. Chris's experience ranges from working with large organisations such as BAE Systems to SMEs. When he is not coding, Chris is a keen runner and has recently started trampolining, although we're not sure how long that will last.

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Jamie Connolly
Business Development

Jamie is responsible for new business and ensuring that all auction partners receive the best customer service possible. Jamie plays rugby for Hendon RFC and has recently purchased a scooter, which makes him as trendy as his namesake - Jamie Oliver.


Chris Head
Software Developer

Chris is a software developer, working on new features and upgrades to the Bamboo Auctions platform. He has several years experience as a software engineer and is the maths genius in the team. Chris also enjoys playing poker, after watching Casino Royale a few too many times.


Josh Hodges
Sales and Marketing

Josh is responsible for marketing output, platform training and helping our auction partners to maximise the benefits of our online technology. He has a degree in politics and economics from Nottingham and a first class knowledge of wine. He is also a very keen tennis player, his proudest victory coming against Woody Harrelson!