A chartered accountant since the early 1970’s, John has built several successful businesses in both the property and publishing industries. He is a hands-on manager and team builder with a proven track record of success over many years.
After having merged his Chartered Accountancy with a leading west end firm in 1986, John acquired a book wholesaling company which after a series of acquisitions rose to become one of the UK’s leading publishing houses before being sold to the Chrysalis Group in 1998.
As Chair of the Jensco Group, John has overseen the acquisition, planning and development of large scale residential and commercial projects in London, the midlands and south coast of England.
With 34 years of experience in property, Nigel has worked on many high-profile property development projects in the City of London and the early development of London Docklands. He has managed and delivered planning permissions and completed development schemes throughout the UK including regeneration projects in London, the Midlands and the North West of England.
With a strong knowledge of development, Nigel has a long and successful track record in assembling development projects and managing them from site acquisition through to delivery of the completed development.
Nigel has extensive contacts and experience of working with financial institutions, pension funds, local authorities, housing associations, universities and private family offices.
Grainne has been involved in sales and marketing for the past 30 years. Starting in cosmetics in Liverpool at the age of 16, she rose through the ranks to become Sales Manager for the South of England for a major international cosmetic group.
Grainne set up Rockinghorse Nannies, which recruited and provided Norland Nannies to families in the South of England. She sold the business in 1997 and joined a leading firm of Head Hunters where she specialised in providing finance personnel to the media industry.
Grainne is communications director of Jensco Group, responsible for marketing and PR.