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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 and has previously held strategic and profit responsibility for successful media brands in sectors including film, music, games, sport and automotive.
He has led creative teams in both UK and US. He started his career at EMAP plc as a journalist and in the early 90s he joined start-up business Future Publishing, which eventually became and remains a listed company. At Future, Jim held the position of Editorial Director for 10 years with ultimate responsibility for product development. During this time Future was named UK Digital Publisher of the Year five times.
David is a law graduate and Chartered Accountant, starting his career and qualifying with Price Waterhouse, moving into industry in steel stockholding (ASD plc) then into FMCG (Unilever plc) before entering the media industry in 1995 when he joined Emap plc. Here he occupied several senior financial roles within its operating companies, including chief financial officer of Emap Metro, the men’s and music publications business and Emap Advertising, the then central cross platform advertising sale business.
On leaving in 2001 David has since worked exclusively within the media industry on many projects including start up, MBI, MBO, turnaround, distressed and buy and build across a wide spectrum of enterprise values (£1 million to £50 million) and funding structures, internationally, both in the Far East and in the USA.
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.