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Thursday 07 December, 2017

Be Heard Group PLC

Notice of Board resignation

RNS Number : 7141Y
Be Heard Group PLC
07 December 2017
 

7 December 2017

Be Heard Group plc

("Be Heard", the "Company" or the "Group")

Notice of Board resignation

Be Heard, the digital marketing services group, announces that Ian Maude, Group Development Director, has indicated his intention to step down from the executive team and Board in March 2018 to relocate to Sweden where his partner is based.

Ian will oversee an orderly handover to Richard Costa D'Sa, currently Chief Growth Officer, who will assume the responsibilities of Group Development Director.1  Richard joined Be Heard as Chief Growth Officer in July 2017, and has shown his value driving growth and collaboration across Be Heard's partner agencies.  Previously Richard had success in senior industry roles within the Engine Group, as UK CEO of Deep Focus and prior to that of Jam, working with well-known brands such as Samsung, Renault, Xbox and Tesco. At The Engine Group Richard was a member of the group management team, developing cross-group initiatives with a focus on digital.

Two years after conception, Be Heard's business model is already generating additional value with ten clients served by two or more Be Heard companies.2  As outlined in our update on 9 November 2017, the strong new business performance in the first half of FY17 continued into the second half, with 36 new clients across the Group since the beginning of year, including Addison Lee, GSK, MasterCard, Pittsburgh Paint Group and Pret A Manger.

Peter Scott, Executive Chairman of Be Heard, said:

"I would like to thank Ian for the tremendous contribution he has made to Be Heard's conception, growth and success since founding the Group with us two years ago.  As Group Development Director and member of the Be Heard Board since 2015 Ian has been instrumental in building an integrated end to end marketing services group mapping the digital customer journey. We wish him well on his move to Sweden.

"I am delighted with Richard Costa D'Sa's promotion to Group Development Director.  Since joining Be Heard in July, Richard has been a driving force behind winning more cross-group client projects and progressing our connected strategy .  We look forward to his contribution as Be Heard enters its third year with strong momentum and a clear vision to build a digital marketing services group for the connected world."

Enquiries

Be Heard Group plc                                        +44 20 3828 6269

Peter Scott, Executive Chairman

Robin Price, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

N+1 Singer                                                          +44 20 7496 3000

Mark Taylor / Lauren Kettle

Dowgate                                                              +44 20 3903 7715

James Serjeant

FTI Consulting                                                   +44 203 727 1000

Jamie Ricketts / Niamh Fogarty

About Be Heard

Be Heard (AIM: BHRD) is a digital marketing services group helping clients solve the challenges they face in the connected world. To achieve this, we acquire and connect exceptionally-talented companies, providing management experience, access to deeper resources and a strong platform for growth.

Our four partner companies today are:

agenda21, a digital media and analytics agency, which became a partner on admission in November 2015 www.agenda21digital.com

MMT, a user experience ("UX"), design and build agency, which became a partner in May 2016 www.mmtdigital.co.uk

Kameleon, a content marketing agency, which became a partner in December 2016 www.kameleon.co.uk

Freemavens, a data-driven analytics and insight consultancy, which became a partner in February 2017 www.freemavens.com

The Corner, an integrated creative agency based in London, which became a partner in November 2017 www.thecornerlondon.com

www.beheardgroup.com

@Be_Heard_Group

Notes

1.  Richard Costa D'Sa, currently Chief Growth Officer, will take on the management board role of Group Development Director.  This is not a plc board role.

2.  As at 9 November 2017.

 


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