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Wednesday 09 September, 2015

JQW PLC

Director Appointment

RNS Number : 5296Y
JQW PLC
09 September 2015
 

 

 

 

9 September 2015

 

JQW plc

 

("JQW" or the "Company")

 

Director Appointment

After a formal selection process, the Directors of JQW have appointed Francis Chan Hein Huey to the Board of the Company as Chief Financial Officer, replacing Kooi Wei Boon, who has resigned from the Company.

Francis Chan Hein Huey (aged 25) has a BSc (Hons) Accounting Degree from Oxford Brookes University and has over 5 years' experience in the auditing industry, having previously worked at Crowe Horwath Malaysia and One Assurance LLP.  Francis is fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay.  He has had previous experience working with JQW, having worked on the Company's IPO process in 2013 where he gained some exposure to JQW's management team.  Kooi Wei Boon has been helping Francis integrate into his new role to ensure that the transition process runs smoothly.

There are no further disclosures to be made under the AIM Rules For Companies Schedule Two.

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For further information:

JQW plc

 

Cai Yongde, Chairman

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7710

Chen Daocai, Chief Executive Officer

www.jqw-ir.com

Kooi Wei Boon, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad & Broker)

 

Sandy Jamieson / Liam Murray

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7148 7900

 

www.cairnfin.com

Media enquiries:

Abchurch Communications Limited

 

Quincy Allan / Viktoria Langley

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7700

[email protected]

www.abchurch-group.com

 

About JQW plc

 

JQW is a leading domestic business-to-business e-commerce provider based in the Chinese province of Jiangsu.  The Group's core business is its online B2B platform, www.jqw.com, which has been developed to encourage domestic trade by connecting Chinese SMEs with potential trade partners.  Founded in 2004, the platform was developed to help to market Chinese SME's websites.  JQW has evolved rapidly to become one of the top three B2B e-commerce website in China in terms of traffic and operates, what the Director's believe to be, the first dedicated B2B search engine, www.jqw.cn.

 

JQW offers a low-cost entry point for Chinese SMEs to promote themselves and their B2B products to potential buyers.  In order to increase transaction opportunities, JQW offers its clients a broad range of services including website design, commercial search services and advertising.

 

There are approximately 50 million SMEs in China manufacturing a diverse range of products, accounting for 60% of the country's GDP.  The number of mobile internet-access users in China stood at 871 million at September 2014 and investment in the country's telecommunications infrastructure continues to accelerate.  These factors have driven an increased demand for domestic trade of B2B, B2C and C2C e-commerce.  With the majority of these SMEs requiring the use of third party B2B e-commerce platforms to promote their businesses and access trade partners, the Board believes that JQW offers a robust and highly reputable branded platform.  With exposure in over 50 industry sectors and considerable scope for future growth, JQW is in a strong position to capitalise on the development of this market.

 

At the end of 2014, the Group had:

11 million     Registered users

5 million        Page views per day

1,046,000       Sheng-Yi-Tong members with website "shops"

241,000          Fee-paying members

600                   Rated in the top 600 websites for global website traffic rankings

44                     Sales agencies

3                       Top 3 in Chinese B2B website traffic rankings

 

 


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