Who We Are
iRostrum Online Auctions is run by a management team of fine art auction and technology specialists with over 50 years combined experience.
Our aim is to provide market leading auction systems that can be customised and scaled in order to complement our individual clients’ needs, whilst ensuring the highest of presentation standards are always maintained.
Origins of iRostrum
The cloud based online auction system was launched in early 2011 and has been hosting regular online auctions since that time. The development was led by Marijke Varrall-Jones who designed and commissioned the platform for her own auction business, Maak Contemporary Ceramics. At the time there were no online auction systems available on the market that offered a comprehensive set of administrative systems for running an auction business combined with the high standard of presentation she expected.
Greg Horne, in his role as Head of IT and Operations at Logic Software, a bespoke software house, led the software development team that designed and built the online auction systems in order to meet her needs.
Launch of iRostrum Online Auctions
Following the success of her own online auctions and the exceptional response to the online auction systems from her clients and other auction professionals, iRostrum Limited was formed in 2012 with the view of bringing the core products iRostrum and iRostrum+ to the wider market. Greg Horne joined iRostrum Limited in late 2012 shortly after the business was formed.
At iRostrum, we are committed to staying up to date with the latest technology and industry best practice. We continue to evolve the iRostrum online auction systems to further benefit our clients, ensuring premium products at exceptional value, so both we and our clients stay one step ahead of the market at all times.