Jigsaw24 redefines media business on the back of strong financial results
Following reported revenue of over £155 million and 19% growth in the 20/21 financial year, leading B2B technology solution provider, Jigsaw24, has revealed plans to redefine its media business in 2022. The new strategy sees the division specialising in post-production and shifting from a product focus to a service-led approach as Jigsaw24 Media. It also includes the reorganisation of the senior leadership team as well as a number of new hires.
The changes follow the hire of Jason Cowan as media business director in September 2021 and are part of a broader objective to align Jigsaw24’s services, sales and solutions teams into business units that align more closely with customer needs. To this end, dedicated sales, marketing, presales, professional services, systems integration, support and operations teams will now align as part of the Jigsaw24 Media organisation, under Cowan’s remit. This move means Jigsaw24 Media’s customers will have the unique benefit of working with a highly specialised industry partner that also has the financial security, sustainability credentials and influence of a corporate powerhouse.
The specialised Jigsaw24 Media teams include recognised industry experts and Jigsaw24 stalwarts, Graham McGuiness as the head of technical architecture and Neal Kemsley as solutions architect while David Skeggs remains as strategy director. New additions include Greg Abell who brings fifteen years of broadcast engineering experience to his position as head of media presales and Ian Somerville who will head up the dedicated support team based in Soho following similar roles at Quantel and Grass Valley.
Jigsaw24 Media has adopted a service-led approach and will focus on post-production in the media and entertainment, education and corporate sectors. As the only UK-based company of its kind that has inhouse system integration capabilities and one of only two Avid Elite partners in both video and audio in the UK, their skilled teams will offer solution design, consultancy, presales, product sales, support and managed services that are underpinned by partnerships with over 30 leading technology vendors including Avid, Adobe, AWS, Nutanix and EditShare.
“The media industry has been through a period of accelerated change over the last two years and has emerged stronger than ever with record-breaking investment and growth predicted over the next few years,” said Jigsaw24 Media’s business director, Jason Cowan. “Jigsaw24 is an established media services provider with a strong reputation and heritage, redefining our value proposition to match the new needs of the industry will ensure that we’re part of that future success.”
“Our latest financial results are testament to the Jigsaw24 leadership team’s response to the pandemic. By becoming highly entrepreneurial and revising our business strategy to capitalise on the opportunities that the pandemic presented, we’ve not only survived but thrived during the last two years.” said Jigsaw24’s chief sales officer, Tim Bodill. “Similarly, this new strategy for our media business will take us into the future with a proposition that attracts both existing and new customers.”
Tim Bodill Chief Sales Officer
Find out more at www.Jigsaw24.com or meet the Jigsaw24 media team at The Media Production & Technology Show on May 11 & 12 at Olympia London on stand L414.
About Jigsaw24 Media
Jigsaw24 Media is a specialist division of Jigsaw24 and provides services and technology solutions to the media and entertainment, education and corporate sectors. It’s the only UK-based company of its kind that has inhouse system integration capabilities and one of only two Avid Elite partners in both video and audio in the UK. Jigsaw24 Media’s team of industry-recognised experts design, deliver, integrate and support end-to-end solutions for some of the nations’ biggest broadcasters and facilities, underpinned by partnerships with over 30 leading technology vendors including Avid, Adobe, AWS, Nutanix and EditShare. With headquarters in Nottingham, an office and demo space at the heart of London’s post-production community in Soho, and a nationwide support team, Jigsaw24 Media provides local services on a national scale. For more information visit www.Jigsaw24.com
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Jigsaw24 Media Key personnel profiles :
David Skeggs : Jigsaw24 strategy director
A former editor, support engineer and technical manager at companies including MTV networks Europe and ITV, David Skeggs is a respected figure in the media and entertainment industry with over 20 years’ experience. In his current role as Jigsaw24’s strategy director he ensures that there is synergy between the broader business and the media division.
Jason Cowan: business director.
Jason is a seasoned M&E executive with extensive sector experience including senior roles at Avid where he worked in business development for cloud and software as a service solutions. He has previously held managing director and business development director roles in production, post-production and cloud software development firms during a career spanning 30 years in the industry.
Graham McGuiness: head of technical architecture.
Graham was key in developing non-linear editing workflows for major film franchises in the early 2000s and has continued to work on the cutting edge of production and post, tackling solutions for democratising HDR, 8K and even VR workflows. At Jigsaw24 Media, he is currently responsible for developing products and services for workflow design, media systems and modern file-based automation work, and he has also been a regular contributor for written articles and interviews in industry publications. Graham has recently been nominated as a Nutanix Technology Champion for 2022 – making him the only champion for a UK media reseller.
Neal Kemsley: solution architect.
Before joining Jigsaw24, technical specialist Neal spent six years at Avid, leading a support team for their infrastructure pipeline, and eleven years at an English audio firm in the US on projects including the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He’s also a certified SCP Support Manager. Neal is skilled in complex systems, networks, high-performance storage, non-linear editing systems for video and audio, production and media asset management systems, collaborative production, teamwork, news production, and broadcast television.
Jigsaw’s key accreditations include :
· Avid Elite Solutions Partner for Audio, Video and Storage
· The UK’s only Avid Certified Cloud Partner
· Adobe Service Partner for Audio and Video
· EditShare Certified Partner
· Quantum Authorised StorNext Integrator and Alliance Silver Partner
· DaVinci Resolve Authorised Reseller
· Member of AWS Partner Network
· Amulet Hotkey Advanced Partner
· Nutanix Pioneer Partner