We believe the future of media is mobile and businesses free of legacy issues are those that will flourish.
Beyond giving our audiences something to read, our e-commerce partnerships enable them to buy.
We’ve come a long way in a short period of time, but the journey has only just begun.
Sir Robin Miller was formerly Chief Executive (1985-98 and 2001-03) and Chairman (1998- 2001) of Emap plc, one of the UK's leading media groups with businesses including consumer and trade publishing, commercial radio and music TV channels and events.
In 2003, Sir Robin became senior media adviser to HgCapital, and was involved in the successful disposals of Boosey & Hawkes and Clarion Events Limited. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Channel 4 Television (1999-2006), and was Chairman of their New Business Board, was Non-Executive Chairman of the HMV Group (2004-2005), Senior Non-Executive Director at Mecom Group plc (2005-2009), and Chairman of Entertainment Rights plc (2008-2009) and Setanta Sports Holdings Limited in 2009.
Sir Robin is currently also a Non-Executive Director of The Racing Post, Chairman of IBIS Media VCT plc, Golf Club Network, Crash Media Group, a Director of BikeSportNews.com, a Trustee of the Golf Foundation and Riders for Health and is also Chairman of Edge Performance VCT.
Martin is recognised as a seasoned Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) entrepreneur. He has started, sold, and listed numerous businesses. His first business was sold to IPC Magazines in 1982. Following three years with IPC he left to set up his own publishing and telecoms business, this was subsequently sold to Scottish Power plc. During his time with Scottish Power he joined their subsidiary Scottish Telecom, as Managing Director of their Internet and Interactive division, including Internet ISP Demon Internet.
Following the flotation of Thus plc (formerly Scottish Telecom) he left to start Monstermob, a company he went on to list on AIM in 2003; growing it to a Top 50 AIM listed business. Monstermob Group plc was sold to Zed Worldwide in 2006. Martin has subsequently founded Cityblock plc, a luxury student accommodation business, and NetPlayTV plc, an interactive TV gaming business where he formed exclusive partnerships with Virgin Media, Channel Five, and ITV.
Martin has held Non-Executive Director positions with Legend plc, Cupid plc and CMG Media.
David began his career with Arthur Andersen, in corporate recovery & restructuring, through the recession of the late 80's and early 90's. During this time he was involved in some of the largest and most complex restructuring assignments in the UK.
David then pursued a career in corporate finance and M&A in the City of London - initially with UBS and latterly with Deutsche Bank. David has led diverse assignments ranging from high profile public takeovers to private disposals.
In 2001 David joined Nikko Principal Investments as a Partner. He was responsible for making private equity investments on behalf of Nikko Cordial, one of Japan's largest securities houses. The group owned and managed a substantial portfolio of investments ranging from ports through to real estate and consumer finance.
David subsequently joined Monstermob Group plc, initially as a Non-Executive Director, and subsequently as Group Finance Director during a period of rapid international expansion in 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.
James joined Digitalbox in 2016 and is responsible for the strategy, direction and day to day running of the business. He has a proven track record in building value in the media industry, within both public and limited companies.
As part of the founding executive team at Factory Media, he drove the business to achieve a significant exit to Forward Internet Group. Prior to the creation of Factory Media, James was NPD Director at Dennis Publishing and Publishing Director at EMAP PLC where he had responsibility for FHM. FHM grew from a fledgling fashion focused magazine to a global network of 32 editions and a value at its peak of over £250m.
Jim runs the editorial operation at Digitalbox Publishing. He has previously shaped content strategy for dozens of successful brands and led creative teams in the UK and US. He started his career at EMAP plc as a journalist on the 8-bit legend Computer & Videogames magazine. In the early 90s he joined startup publishing business Future where he launched the UK’s No.1 games title GamesMaster before going on to run the firm’s video games portfolio. After launching Total Film he became Publishing Director for brands including Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, TechRadar and T3.
As Editorial Director Jim ran Future’s Senior Creative team with ultimate responsibility for product development. During this time, Future was named UK Publisher of the Year five times.