Jaywing's development strategy consists of three key elements:
- "organic growth" driven by the inherent growth and bringing together of previously separate businesses into a single unified organisation with clear client propositions;
- the creation of new revenue streams from within the existing talents and resources of the company;
- "buy and build" through the acquisition of a number of well run and profitable businesses with complementary skills in marketing and consultancy.
Jaywing plc adheres to the Quoted Companies Alliance, and has audit, remuneration and nomination committees with written terms of reference. The Audit Committee is chaired by Stephen Davidson, and includes all of the company's non-executive directors including Ian Robinson. The remuneration and nomination committees are chaired by Charles Buddery, and also include all of the company's non-executive directors including Ian Robinson.
The directors of Jaywing plc are:
Ian Robinson, Chairman (aged 67)
Ian re-joined the board of Jaywing plc in May 2014, having previously served as a director of the Company for 5 years, until June 2012. He is a director of Anne Street Partners Limited, a management services and investment company, non-executive director of a number of privately owned companies and non-executive director of Gusbourne plc, an AIM listed UK sparkling-wine business. Previously he was chief financial officer of Carlisle Group’s UK staffing and facilities services operations. Ian has held other senior financial appointments in UK service group companies and has spent several years overseas in both chief executive and chief financial officer roles of a quoted international services group.
Stephen Davidson, Deputy Chairman (aged 59)
Stephen is Chief Executive of Mecom Group plc, Chairman of Datatec Limited and a non-executive director of Inmarsat plc. Stephen has held various positions in Investment Banking, ultimately at WestLB Panmure Gordon where he was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. From 1993 to 1998 he was Finance Director, then CEO of Telewest Communications plc. From 1996 to 1998, he was also the Chairman of the Cable Communications Association.
Charles Buddery, Non-Executive Director (aged 62)
Charles embarked upon his agency career in 1981, buying Dig For Fire in 1983. It grew to become the largest and most profitable independently owned direct marketing agency outside London, before it was acquired by Jaywing plc in 2006. Since then Charles has held a number of senior leadership positions across Jaywing plc. He is also a director of Kaizen IT Solutions Limited and Kaizen Telecom Limited, and is a partner in Players House LLP.
Martin Boddy, Chief Executive (aged 50)
Martin was previously Marketing Director of Guardian Royal Exchange Group and a member of the senior marketing team that launched First Direct. He went on to spend a number of years consulting on customer marketing in the UK and Internationally before founding data analytics consultancy Alphanumeric Limited, now part of Jaywing plc, in 1999.
Andy Gardner, Chief Operating Officer (aged 52)
Andy began his career in Operational Research before moving into financial services. Before co-founding Alphanumeric Limited with Martin, he was a member of the First Direct senior management team and has also been both Credit Director and Customer Information Director for Egg.
Michael Sprot, Group Finance Director (aged 35)
Michael joined the Company in February 2013 as Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary. Prior to joining Jaywing, he was Head of Commercial Finance at Vasanta Group, a multi-channel distributor of business supplies and services. Michael also gained experience of central and local government through his work at learndirect and South Yorkshire PTE after gaining his ACA qualification from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sheffield.
Michael Sprot (aged 35)