Who we are
Simon has specialised exclusively in the television sector since 1993 and his expertise now covers all
programming genres and all aspects of development, financing, production and distribution. A graduate of
Trinity College, Cambridge, Simon trained and qualified as a lawyer with Reed Smith LLP after which he
joined Granada Television Productions. He gained an MBA in 2001 and soon after he was invited to join the
Shine launch team.
After a three-year involvement at Shine, Simon left in 2004 to establish Industry Media, a successful business & commercial affairs consultancy subsequently acquired by the James Grant Group.This is his third start-up in the indie sector.
Jane qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and practised corporate and commercial law first at Slaughter and
May, then later as a consultant to other firms before moving into finance and operations management in the
professional services sector. Before joining the start-up team at TVA, Jane was commercial and finance
director of a TV business affairs consultancy for 9 years. She is an experienced non-executive director,
active charity trustee and qualified commercial mediator.