AIM-listed Milestone Group is taking social responsibility to the next level. The firm officially launched its Passion Project this week, helping 16-24 year olds identify and develop their skills and passions, but it's also a revenue generator for the firm.
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Milestone Group PLC Snapshot
Milestone Group are consultants and technology practitioners. We believe that technology empowers by connecting organisations and businesses, information and customers, making communications available to any device, anywhere.
Milestone connects businesses and their operations through technology and social interactions using social networks, gaming platforms and all forms of mobile devices. As consultants, technologists, marketers and integrators, we help our clients take advantage of our expertise and experience in:
Online and Social Media Strategy
Technology Strategy and implementation
eBusiness, eCommerce and online revenue generation
Digital brand strategy and development
Digital production – from content to Mobile Apps
Mobile strategy and implementation
Value is created by using innovative methodologies and creative content across a variety of platforms to join together and connect operational processes thereby creating efficiencies. We have a multi channel approach to problem solving encompassing business processes, web presence, mobile applications and end user interaction.
To create market leading products and services that deliver financial and social value.
Our Group’s commercial activities, CSR and social initiatives create an ecosystem of complementary services, whilst maximising value to clients and stakeholders.
Digital Media & Technology
Our award-winning digital creative agency, Relative leads all our media and tech offering to deliver truly outstanding websites, mobile apps and interactive environments.
Business Logistics & Implementation
Through our Mobile Business Solutions business, we offer clients more efficient and flexible ways to manage logistics.
Software, APP Design & Development
Our DM&T and Business Solutions activities combine to design and develop amazing software solutions for our clients.
Content Creation & Production
Through Disorder Magazine and Relative’s combined talents, we have a powerful content generation and production capability that allows our clients to benefit from a proven ‘one-stop shop’ solution to drive audience engagement.
Creative & Marketing Services
Our group benefits from having experienced, award-winning creatives and marketeers. Through this, we’re able to offer our clients a completely joined-up approach to launch and campaign delivery, so that every asset we create adds measurable marketing value.
Enabling Social & Community Initiatives
Our Education and Training initiatives and products combine with Milestone Foundation to provide outcome-focused social and community initiatives for our partners and clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Deborah has over 20 years experience in the Financial Services sector and has built a number of successful businesses. Seeing the potential of Milestone Group PLC, she personally acquired a major stake in the business and took the position of CEO in 2008. Since then, she has driven substantial change in the Company through her leadership, vision and extensive network of key industry contacts.
The Company is now firmly positioned as a digital media and technology group.
Deborah is passionate about making a difference, both in the business community and society in general. From this vision, the Passion Project was formed. It has been refined over a number of years and has been designed to use media and technology to bring together many different strands of society for the purpose of unlocking both human and commercial potential.
Deborah was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 31 March 2008.
Technical & Development Director
Tony has over 30 years technology experience and has been responsible for growing several businesses and overseeing the development of a number of award winning products. He has worked for various companies including British Telecom, ICM (Phoenix IT Group PLC), Thorn EMI and Hill Samuel.
From 1997, Tony focussed on developing IT businesses within the Business Continuity and IT Services arena. He was founding director of Assurity Europe Ltd and oversaw its growth and subsequent sale to the ICM Computer Group PLC, where he took up the role of Technical and Operations Director. Most recently he was Technical and Development Director for ICM (Phoenix IT Group PLC) where he was responsible for the business and product development strategy.
Tony was appointed Technical & Development Director on 28 December 2011.
Group Finance Director
Jim qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989 and spent most of his career with Andersen (formerly Arthur Andersen) working with a range of private and listed companies. More recently he was a partner at Baker Tilly LLP and then at BDO LLP as Lead Partner for the Bristol office where he also headed up their audit team.
Jim is focused on driving rapid and profitable growth, implementing excellent financial management standards and managing corporate transactions.
Jim was appointed as Group Finance Director on 10 July 2012.
Kevin has extensive strategic, operational and financial experience. He has balanced professional and charitable careers, particularly focusing on business and education. He has vast experience in connecting foundations with the corporate sector, a model now used by industry to bring education and employers closer together.
Kevin is currently Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of the Sir John Cass Foundation. During his 23 years on the Board, he has led the re-structuring of the Foundation, increasing their assets from £16m to £120m. His early support for specialist schools, linked with his belief in the model of putting education and employers together, has helped increase Sir John Cass’ Foundation’s grant capacity and benefit from £300k to over £5m.
In his early career, Kevin was a voluntary youth leader in Tower Hamlets, a role he held from 1971 to 1984. This led in the early 1990s to the building of a Mental Health Resource Centre in the area.
Kevin has previously served as a director on a number of Boards, both commercial and not for profit. He is also a Chairman of the Valuation Tribunal for England.
Kevin is a key player in the development of a number of Milestone’s initiatives and will be taking the lead on the further development of the Milestone Foundation.
Kevin was appointed as Non Executive Director on 16th May 2013.
Shareholder Shares held Percent
Deborah Jane White 34,883,774 9.35%
HBS 049 Limited 30,000,000 8.04%
Paul Stephen Musgrove 22,766,268 6.10%
BGP Global Services 15,590,909 4.18%
Martin King 13,667,049 3.66%
Andrew Beddows 11,582,722 3.11%
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