Martin is a seasoned Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) entrepreneur. He has set up sold and listed multiple businesses.
His first business, a BMX magazine, was sold to IPC Magazines in 1982. Following three years with IPC he left to set up his own publishing and telecoms business Megafone. This was subsequently sold to Scottish Power plc. During his time with Scottish Power he joined its subsidiary, Scottish Telecom, as Managing Director of the Internet and Interactive division, including Internet ISP Demon Internet.
Following the flotation of Thus plc (formerly Scottish Telecom) Martin moved on to establish Monstermob Group Plc which listed on AIM in 2003. Over a three year period it grew to become a Top 50 AIM listed business with a market capitalisation of £192m. This business was sold to Zed Worldwide in late 2006.
Martin has subsequently founded a range of businesses including Cityblock plc, a luxury student accommodation business which was privatised and sold to management in 2009; NetPlayTV plc, an interactive TV gaming business which boasted exclusive partnerships with Virgin Media, Channel Five, and ITV; and Digitalbox, a digital media business. Digitalbox was ranked as a FastTrack 100 Company in 2016 and 2017. Martin has also held Non-Executive Director positions with Legend plc and Cupid plc.
David began his career with Arthur Andersen in its corporate recovery & restructuring department, during which time he was involved in some of the largest and most complex restructuring assignments in the UK at the time. David then pursued a career in corporate finance and M&A, initially with UBS and latterly with Deutsche Bank.
In 2001 David was appointed as a Partner and was responsible for making private equity investment at Nikko Principal Investments Limited, the European Principal Finance arm of Nikko Cordial, one of Japan’s largest securities businesses.
David subsequently joined Monstermob Group plc, initially as a Non-Executive Director and subsequently as Group Finance Director. He steered the Company as it rapidly expanded internationally across Europe, USA and Asia.
David has an honours degree in Law from the University of Glasgow and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Rodney has over 20 years’ experience as a director, writer and creative director and has won a range of awards for his creative work. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal and an MFA in Film at USC.
He is founder and CEO of C2K, which was acquired by Immotion Group in X. Thanks to his strong reputation for creating narratives and engaging consumers using pioneering technology, Rodney has delivered campaigns (broadcast, digital and print) for major brands such as Toshiba, Sony, Guthy-Renker and Canon. International broadcasters NHK and WoWoW have broadcast his long-form documentary and narrative work.
Rodney is now harnessing the power of virtual reality and recently completed projects on behalf of Toyota and AbbVie.
Ian has over 25 years’ experience in creating cutting edge storytelling and TV.
He is the founder and CEO of Studio Liddell, a multi-award winning creative production studio acquired by Immotion Group and played a key role in the growth of the company.
The Company delivers CGI, cut-scene animation, VR and AR, 4D and interactive content. The quality of the studio’s work has cemented Studio Liddel’s reputation as a highly innovative studio, helping to attract a client base comprised of major global businesses such as Pfizer, Merck, Saatchi Health and Digitas.
Notable productions include Ranger Rob for Nelvana, Canada, Let’s Play! for Zodiac Entertainment & BBC, Cloudbabies for Hoho Entertainment & BBC.
Ian also is an elected council member of Animation UK and sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Trade.
Robin has extensive PLC experience spanning many years, particularly in the media sector.
He was formerly Chief Executive (1985-1998 and 2001-2003) and Chairman (1998-2001) of Emap plc, a leading international media group in consumer and trade publishing, commercial radio, music TV channels and events.
Robin is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Edge VCT and social video company Brave Bison. Additionally he holds the role of Non-Executive Director of Premier Sports Holdings Plc, Gemini Network Media Ltd, Crash Media Group Ltd, Digital Group Ltd, Gruppo Media Ltd, Bikesportnews.com and a Trustee of the Golf Foundation.
Nicholas has extensive capital markets experience and is actively involved in AIM.
Having read Engineering at St. John's College, Cambridge, he commenced his career at Coopers & Lybrand where he qualified as a chartered accountant.
He joined Dresdner Kleinwort, where he worked in the corporate finance department advising a range of companies across a number of different sectors. When he left in 2009, he was a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Dresdner Kleinwort's hedge fund/alternative asset manager clients.
He now holds a number of directorships of public companies.